Keeping it Easy
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:39:16 PM
Early morning is still the best time, not least because it's quiet and the more timid creatures are visible. Even when they think they're hiding: 'If I don't move they won't be able to see me".
The rabbit's strategy of hiding by standing bolt upright in broad daylight isn't quite as silly as it may seem, even when you add in those telescopic ears. Foxes have relatively poor eyesight and are more likely to seek movement or to respond to sound. Standing stock-still may well work when you are prey-animal to a fox. I should make clear that there was no fox about this morning to test the theory.
The morning also brings out the birds, many of them full of bright song, and none are visually brighter than the yellowhammer. The out of focus bird is a dunnock.
I did manage one flight shot today, a duck coming in to land on the pond.
Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.