Sparrow

Sparrow

At the moment, there are lots of Sparrows in the garden, almost as many as the Goldfinches. Next door to us has a long established hedge and they are nesting there and feeding in our garden. Great to watch.

  • Aperture: ƒ/9.5
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

The Blue Tit version of Chris Packham

The Blue Tit version of Chris Packham

Great fun watching the Blue Tits in the garden this morning, going through all the blossom looking for bugs.

  • Aperture: ƒ/9.5
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Mallard Duck

Mallard on the Lake

A lovely photo of a male Mallard Duck on the lake at Rochford. This was taken early evening but unlike the earlier photo of the Canada Goose, there is no sunset reflected on the water.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Exposure bias: +3.5EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Canada Goose at Sunset


I saw this Canada Goose swimming in a reflected sunset at Doggets Farm, Rochford, Essex yesterday and just had to photograph it. The scene was so idyllic.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Exposure bias: +3.5EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 280mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s