Sunday, March 01, 2009

A wider view

A cloudy weekend in London – save for a nice sunset on Sunday evening – so I decided to experiment and try something a bit different. Taking in the wider view, a change of perspective led to distortion!

The three Tawny Owlets in Kensington Gardens had moved even higher up the tree to a position with a less obstructed line of view… must return to photograph them against a blue sky. Both Little and Great Crested Grebes were displaying on the Long Water and the Round Pond had a distinctive leucistic Black-headed Gull - extremely pale with just some slight tan colouring on the outer primaries but with normal bare part colouration.

... and the sunset this evening once the cloud had cleared...


6 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Fun photo's Fraser! That swan looks a mean guy!

Neil said...

Good use of the wide angle. I find it gives pretty unique wildlife photos, when most are taken with telephotos. The problem with swans is they end up closer than they appear throuigh the lens, which when there being aggressive and your crouched down can be a bit hairy (I speak from experience lol)

Fraser Simpson said...

That's true...on a couple of occasions they actually hit the rim of the lens (thankfully not the glass!) since I was holding a piece of bread just below it to tempt them closer.

Anonymous said...

Wow - great photos! This is my favourite style - and finally you've produced some shots that way - it's great!

Richard Ford said...

Congrats on the Birdguide's photo of the week award.It's a great shot.

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Richard...was quite chuffed to get that a few days before my birthday!