Tag Archives: Geese

Islay geese : Black and White

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So here’s the set from the last post but in black and white, with a hint of selenium. Think I know which one I’m going with. The colour set can be seen here.

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Islay Again and the Geese

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Back to Islay and the geese. The aim was to place them in a wider context and I was fortunate that the weather was with me (seems like it’s not been very good since then). The mornings were superb and straight out of the van I was able to work with a perfect backdrop and the geese coming over the waters of Loch Indal. Trying to work them together is not such an easy task, focusing is all against you and the focusing spot had to be continually adjusted.

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Islay landscapes from the north

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Dawn at Port Charlotte – view from the VW van

Back on Islay and some of the landscapes. We were fortunate in having some really fine light and looking at the weather that’s around now we definitely hit a little purple patch.

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The Exe Estuary and Mulled Wine!

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Early morning at Topsham harbour on the way to the hide

More to come from Islay later but I managed a few of days down on the Exe estuary last week, again in search of getting some images of geese, dark-bellied brent this time from arctic Russia, in the context of the estuary. It was also an opportunity to witness a spectacle that has to be one of the finest in Britain, the population of avocets that flock in large numbers to this part of the world during the winter.

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The Character of Islay – Beyond Geese 1

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Islay has more, much more, to offer than just geese and the other wildlife that’s on offer, but when you’re only over for such a short time it’s difficult to get a sense of it all.

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Islay Geese 3

Continuing on the theme of context within the experience of seeing the geese on Islay are this set.

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Islay Geese 2

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Following on from the previous post this set once again aims to give a sense of the broader context in which the geese are experienced.

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Islay Geese 1

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Last week I went to Islay  and was particularly after one thing. I wanted to get some images that showed the geese in context with the place itself.

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Two Rare Geese

 

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I’ve never seen lesser white-fronted geese in the wild or red-breasted geese but you have a chance to get close in and personal with them, and other more common British species, at the WWT centres.

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Migrants at Goldcliff

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I finally managed to catch up with a bird that has been a little elusive for me over the years, the only other sighting I had was at Dinas some four years ago and that could only be described as a glimpse.

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Update on the Ringed European White-fronted Goose

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I’ve had a reply from a few folk from ‘Tracking Marked Geese’ about the ringed white-front that I mentioned in the post a few days back.

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White-fronted Geese – Slimbridge Newgrounds

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The  European white-fronted geese at Slimbridge will be on their way back to their breeding grounds soon so I wanted to photograph them once more before they departed.

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