Wild Bird Trust photographers of the week
Steve Boyes of Wild Bird Trust has this week chosen 2 of my photos for the Top Wild Bird Photographs of the week. It is as always great fun when ones pictures are appreciated and end up among the 25 chosen ones.
The first pictures were taken in Slottskogen one of the few nice days in August.
It is a juvenile Common Moorhen and I must say that I didn´t expect to find one this late in the season. It might be because they are more or less resident in Slottskogen and that was why they had a young one this late. Still it was fun finding this young one with the adults. They were staying in the thick of the reeds so I had to wait to get my photos. This was the photo that stood out for me. I like that the little one is turned against me and that you have that little glint in the eye. It is also nice with the gloria from the hard light that day. You can also see the tail of an adult just behind the juvenile so you get a feeling of the size difference. I like the photo even if the subject isn´t the prettiest one. It has interesting light and I like the green hues in the picture.
The second is another picture from Gothenburg and this was taken at Brudarebacken earlier this month. It was also a day with sunshine even if this morning was cold. I went to Brudarebacken the first time and didn´t really know what to expect.
There were many migratory birds passing by but what I took photo of was the common European Blue Tit. They are often easy to take pictures of and that is one of the reasons I like them. This one sat together with its friend just a few meters from me when I discovered them.
I try to take slightly different pictures when I can. This little subject didn´t make life easy but I got the fellow when it sidestepped on the branch. Not the greatest of action but still something that is happening in the picture. There is a little downside, if you ask me, and that is the branch in front of the bird. It would have been a better picture if I also had sidestepped to the right so that we could see the complete bird. Now I missed this but it’s still a decent picture.
A great start to this week.