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Lundy birds in loco motion.

July 23, 2018

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The challenge: Auks in flight. The place: Lundy island. Some lovely weather, calm. still and plenty of light, helped. I used the XT-2 and 100-400mm with a 1.4x converter, plenty of ISO and plenty of shutter speed. I played with the Fuji AF settings for tracking subjects and using zone area focus I found custom […]

Tibbetts in the July heat

July 22, 2018

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Scorched paths, brown grasses, burnt feet, no water, no ice and a complete contrast to our last visit to Tibbetts, when everything froze and we got stuck on the island in the snow. (Here -> https://esterspears.com/2018/03/07/lundy-spring-part-two-snow/ ) “I couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world I’d rather be in this weather” Martin Thorne. First […]

Sunrise at Tibbetts

April 15, 2018

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Always nice to receive presents, some are ‘nice’ and others are ‘just what I wanted’. However this one (a christmas present fro my kids) was probably in the ‘if a well known beer brewer did presents’ category: A midweek Easter trip to Tibbetts. Wahooo, the third trip of the year so far… It was a […]

Lundy Puffins

July 3, 2017

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To celebrate #WorldSeabirdDay here’s some pictures of everyones favourite (except for those nut-cases who prefer Storm Petrels); A great Auk: The Lundy Puffin – small in numbers and elusive but a population on the up since the eradication of the black rat from the island. Why is 3rd July #WorldSeabirdDay? It’s because it’s the anniversary […]

Birds and Bluebells on Puffin Island

May 18, 2016

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Regular readers of this weblog, (oh I hate that word, it’s not even woody sounding…..) Right, start again, and from this point onwards, this ‘photo and musings diary’ will be referred to as a wetlog – because it’s is more like a saturated piece of driftwood than something that was made up by an adolescent […]