Monday, 25 October 2010

Matt Erskine Photos

Thanks to Matt for some of his images which are of the usual high standard. Some club members may be familiar with some of the excellent portraits and landscapes which were shown last season.




 Double Take

Two by Two 

Waiting the Event 

This is How it Works

Click on each image to enlarge them for better viewing.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Club Outing to the Isle of May

 The outings to Kelburn and the Titan have been noted in this main stream of postings, but what was arguably the best outing of the summer, to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, seems to have been missed out. To rectify this, here's a picture I took on the island - "Puffin in Flight, with Capelin".
I know it isn't pin-sharp, but it was taken while panning with a telephoto lens, at f7 with a shutter speed of 1/800 of a second. The bird was passing at an estimated 40mph - they can fly at speeds up to 55mph, with wings beating at a rate of 300-400 per minute (5-7 beats per second!), so in-flight pictures are something of a challenge!