Monday, 13 February 2012

Nottingham Shoot: Day Two

I got up early to try and see what wildlife would be around although the kingfisher was not to be seen though a couple of teal were hanging around which is rare for the area. I picked up my new camera a D7000 which combined with a 300mm 2.8 enabled me to really get my teeth stuck in with the local wildlife geting a few shots of garden birds hanging around the woodland
                                                                           Great Tit
                                                                          Blue Tit

I then turned my attention to the kingfisher, i placed a perch out with a Gopro video camera attached to it which i left running while i wondered of. i came back to find the kingfisher right behind the Gopro so not getting the footage which is disconcerting to say the least!

But when looking at the footage at home i found it had been infront of the camera for a while which i'll put into a video tomorrow after i've done some underwater photography and video footage of some of the fish life.

Hints -
- If you can make shots easier do it! there are hundreds of places for this kingfisher to land by placing a stick further out in a ideal fishing spot it greatly improves the chances of it landing there and you getting the shot!
- Be opportunistic if you cant find what your after dont waste the shoot go for whats around
- Camo Gopro
What you will need:

  • Camo fabric 
  • Sellotape
  • stick
  • scissors
1.  Cut a piece of the fabric that will fit around the whole Gopro, then cut out a hole just big enough for the lens to fit though.
2. Rap it around the Gopro and Sellotape into place.
3. Then put stick into ground make sure its secure!
4. Attach Gopro to stick via mount or Sellotape (i'd recommend a mount)
5. Press film and leave it until that blue flash comes by!

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