Peter J Bailey Photography

Peter J Bailey Photography

Eclipse, Kingfishers & Studio Day

EventsPosted by Peter J Bailey Photography Sat, March 21, 2015 23:50:11
Another very busy week getting the studio ready or the Model Studio Day which is being hosted by David and the team that have joined me.

Kingfishers have completely gone mad this week.
Having spent the best part of 30 hours in the hide this week, it was one of those moments that will stay with me.
I have never had a pair of kingfishers on the same perch together until now.
One male spent over half an hour on the perch, diving to get his snacks every so often.
He was joined by a female who both posed for the camera for what seemed like an hour.

The same happened the next day where there participated in a little courtship ritual.
The male dived and cought a fish. Back on the perch, the female demanded his catch.
They moved together and the male passed it to her. Stunning.

On the day of the eclipse, it was very different.
One male showed twice at first light and then they must have decided to call it a day.

This gave me the chance to get some shots of the eclipse from my hide.
I used a 10 stop ND filter which was just about right as a little cloud cover assisted in reducing the amount of light hitting the sensor.
Thats all for now.
Pictures of the studio day to follow.

Thanks for reading.
Peter

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