Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Bird Migration - Slimbridge 2009
Hi all it has been a while since I have posted any work on here. As part of my Degree I have been looking at bird migration. This is an area of photography that has interested me for a long time and there is so much that can be photographed with migration.
The day I went to Slimbridge I had been watching the weather very closely. It said that it was going to rain. By now I had had enough of the Great British Weather and also of the wrong predictions of the weather men. I decided days before no matter what the weather I was going to go to slimbridge even it was raining, as I needed to take some pictures.
I got up and as per usual it was raining, I stuck to my guns though and drove the Hour and 1/2 to Slimbridge. When I got there although very cold it was sunny and perfect weather for photography.
Another good thing was that the reserve was empty, with this I was able to go where ever I wanted and was not be disturbed, I think I saw 6 people all day most of them photographers.
Something I have always liked doing is to take flight shots, however I wanted to be more creative in what I was doing. Slimbridge is well known for its starling roosts over the winter months. I remember it last year being amazing to watch. Recently I have been talking and following Danny Green and I have seen his photograph titled "Starling Wave" which one the best in nature in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 Competition. I had decided in advance of going to Slimbridge, that I would try to something similar.
Like danny this is a project that I will continue over the next couple of months. As I think that this area may pay of in the long run.
To be Continued...