Monday, September 11, 2006

Barns Wetlands

I took my eldest son (Luc) to Barns Wetlands yesterday so that he could get a little practice with his new Camera (Canon A620) and binoculars that he got for his 8th birthday last Wednesday. It was my first time there but enjoyed it so much I got a season ticket on the way out. It's basically an old water-works turned into a nature reserve. They've done a spectacular job and it makes a perfect place for a weekend walk once you get away from the main entrance. It seemed a little dull taking photos of the somewhat captive birds but the dragonflies were a real challenge. I tried using Canon's AI-Servo focus which was great when the were flying but once they stopped it re-focused continuously while I re-framed the shot. By the time I turned off the AI-servo focusing the dragonfly had moved on and was flying again.

I was pleased with this shot but there were a lot of others that looked so much better on the camera but just weren't clear once I got them onto the computer.

Details: Barns Wetlands (West London)
Canon 20D, ISO-100, RAW
1/200 sec @ f2.8
300mm 2.8L


Blogger ~wks said...

thanks for sharing the beauty. i am a professor of writing and rhetoric at syracuse university with a focus on visual and environmental rhetoric. may i use some of your photos in imovie lectures for my classes?

08 June, 2008 14:38  

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