The birds are moulting already and have changed their look in a few weeks. The dull weather and fast moving birds were a good test to my new camera. I needed something faster in AF, fps and iso performance and ended up with a used D3. It outperforms the much more expensive D800 on everything except megapixels (only 5MP on DX-format, which is less than half I had with the D300s!). A low resolution full-frame camera combined with only a 300mm lens will be a challenge but most most important; better chances at (close) action and in dull light. Madeira again, soon!
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
A few more pictures of my best ever visit to the island; day 1: singing Blyths Reed Warbler, day 2: Lesser Grey Shrike, day 3: Black-headed Bunting, day 4-5: that ruler of the sea! (which has not been seen since, for more pictures see previous posts) -EDIT- June 4th; the ruler has returned and was seen at 14:40 and 16h45 above Oberland!
|Lesser Grey Shrike shortly after it's finding on Oberland|
|- it moved to NE-Gelande in the afternoon -|
|I always like typical Helgoland settings!|
|Honey Buzzards coming in from the sea @Kringel. Surprisingly the most pelagic of all raptors, except for that falcon, oneday...|
|Skulking Greenish Warbler @E-Werk. Several were seen and heard singing.|
|Phonescopes of a slightly aberrant Ortolan @Kringel|
|Razorbill during the wait for the big one.|
|Welcome gift for the ruler of the sea.|
|Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys. The ruler of the sea (=thalassarche) is cruising along a stormy Kringel here. A more traditional setting than in bright sun over the cliffs:-)|
Posted by Roef at 16:21