Frampton - Lapwing & Corn Bunting
On my return back from the East Hide I was able to get more practice at a few flight shots. The manfrotto tripod makes a huge difference in being able to manoeuvre into position with the added bonus of being free standing (unlike the monopod which you always have to hold up somehow).
The slower, bobbing flight of the Lapwing should make it easier to photograph in flight - again I think I just need a bit more practice! I managed to get a few groups shots.
I also managed to capture a Black Tailed Godwit in amongst the Lapwing.
I managed to get one final set of images as I returned along the path reserve. I have previously photographed Corn Buntings at Frampton during the summer - with their strident calls being heard across the reserve. On this occasion, one isolated bird sat singing high amongst some bare branches to the side of the path. Thankfully it was quite a confiding bird and I was able to move the tripod closer and closer, taking images as I went.
My best images though were when the bird briefly flew back the way I had just come. I quickly picked up the tripod and was able to approach quite close and get a couple of really pleasing shots, as the bird perched on a branch with a completely uncluttered background.
Overall I was pleased with my tripod on its first outing - it is considerably lighter than my uniloc, and more practical than my monopod in most circumstances. And as always, I was just pleased to get out and take some photos - and I can't wait to get out again!
For more Lapwing images please go to the gallery here.
For more Corn Bunting images please go to the gallery here.