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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Gigrin Farm

Friday 2nd July
Up early and packed the gear into the car. I was on my way down to Skomer to spend the next 3 days on the island with a 15 other togs from talk photography forum. On the way down to Skomer we had arranged to visit Gigrin Farm and meet up with 4 others from the forum. This was a first for me and really looking forward to it. The weather was good and we even had a blue sky at times. We had chosen to go in the new taller hide which gave a lot more photo opportunities.
We arrived early and got set up in the hide, a very nice friend lent me his 400mm f5.6 which was a dream to us and so quick to focus.
I really didn't know what to expect and as the time got closer to feeding the kites and buzzards were coming closer. I couldn't believe how many there were.

The feeding lasted around 2 1/2 hours and during this time I was mostly shooting hand held but also used the tripod for ground shots and to give my arms a rest.

We had the pleasure of the white Red kite visiting which was nice to see.

I found myself having a soft spot for the buzzards and taking a lot of photo's of them. The colours really showed up well with the green fields in the background.

I went with some particular shots in mind with the one being a full frame head shot. This is what I managed to capture.

After a great afternoon and very tiered arms it was time to leave and head down to Pembroke to spend the night camping and to be ready early in the morning for the boat across to Skomer.

Saturday, 17 July 2010


Well here goes, the design is now getting there so I better start posting. Got so much to post so I better stop thinking about it and get on with it. First blogs to follow very soon.