Sunday, 15 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Dance of the Scallop

Scallops are one of my favourite subjects to film and photograph underwater as they "dance" away when threatened by a predator. These were filmed in August and I wish I could have spent many more hours capturing them with different lenses. I've just notioced many more interesting subjects watching these clips again such as gobies, anemones and brittle stars. Looks like I will have to wait for next year now to capture these. This was filmed in the Skomer Marine Marine Conservation Zone where it is illegal to take scallops.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

New photography workshop

I have created a page for the new Slimbridge Photography Workshops here http://www.andydavies.info/pages/workshops/slimbridge.html

Aberystwyth Pier and starling murmuration

Now is a great time to shoot starling murmurations. This shot was taken at Aberystwyth pier last year before I gave a talk to Aberystwyth Camera Club. Look for where you can shoot the scene "contre jour", or against the light, to silhouette the birds and other features such as the pier structure or trees etc. Image settings were 300mm, f/11, 1/6sec, ISO 31, Exp comp -0.3

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Starling murmuration

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I finally managed to get some footage of the starling murmuration at Slebech yesterday at dusk after several visits over the past few years. Most of the groups came in and dropped straight into the reedbed as there were no raptors seen. Must rate as one of the top wildlife spectacles in the world. This has just inspired me to go back again even though it is a real hike to get this viewpoint. 

Skomer dates for 2016

Skomer dates for 2016 are here http://www.andydavies.info/pages/workshops/skomer.html