UK Bad light...again and raining. Thousands of Waxwings have descended on us in North Wales from Northern Scandinavia, a rare sight indeed. At my local reserve the weather is so dull I tried something I've never done with birds before, used my SB800, coupled to a D7000 with a 300mm f4. I know I should have stopped down to f8, but seeing as it was handheld, no VR I am well pleased
So it's you who got out waxwings. Nice to see that you're feeding them well. Did I say "nice pictures".
FWIW, my father sent an e-mail of four dead waxwings under the windows of their house. A biologist friend confirmed that this is what you get for flying around under the influence. The poor birds were loaded with fermented juice from the berries and flew into windows.
Fri 07-Dec-12 05:59 AM | edited Fri 07-Dec-12 06:01 AM by richardd300
Antero. Thanks and I've heard of drunken birds before. It was good to see some colour on a dull, wet and dismal day. Once the berries have gone and Spring arrives you can have them back, but thanks for the loan.
John. Thanks. The D7K is very lonely since I got the D800, so I gave it an outing! It was pouring down and the 7000 has body armour, also the birds were only 30 ft away so with the flash I could keep the ISO down and thus the noise. It's my second body now as the D800 does everything so much better