Saturday, 2 November 2013

Photography in the Rain

Earlier on in the week the forecast for Friday looked promising with a good deal of sunshine. We decided to visit RSPB Old Moor as it always helps if the weather is bright when trying to photograph the wildlife. Even early on Friday morning the forecast still looked okay but as we set of for Old Moor the first few spots of rain hit the car windscreen. Not to be put off we continued on.
It was still raining after we’d driven the twenty miles or so to Old Moor. We had some lunch hoping the weather might improve a little but it didn’t. It wasn’t raining too heavily and we set off for one of the hides to see what we could see. Having got there the rain became much heavier making photography rather difficult. The birds however keep doing their thing even in the poring rain.
Despite the pouring rain this heron was still fishing but it was at the far end of the lake in the above landscape picture and difficult to photograph in the dull wet conditions.
This redshank (that’s our best educated guess) was a little more accommodating wading through the water much nearer the hide. Once the rain eased a little we headed back to the car park. It was still raining by the time we arrived back home in the middle of the afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos, it sounds like a great reserve. We were at Slimbridge on Thursday, and the light was very dim for pictures. It is nice to see the birds in the rain though, you are right, they do have to keep doing their thing - fishing and hunting. There's usually something to see.


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