Thursday, September 15, 2011

Finally - a whinchat!

Well it's only taken about 1 1/2 years for me to see my first ever winchat...three days ago I finally saw my first Saxicola rubetra at Canon's Farm, Banstead (Surrey). And what a lovely little bird! It was perched on a fence most of the time but a bit distant so I only got a couple of record shots. But I'm not complaining! I can finally say: I've seen a whinchat! :)


Jez said...

Impressive collection of bird photos on your web page Sandra!
Just wondered what lens you use for the majority?
I'm a rugby photographer with a keen interest in birds and would love to start taking a few myself but need a longer lens first! 200mm is fine for rugby players but too small for these guys on the whole!
Jez King - East Grinstead

Sandra Palme said...

Hi Jez,

Thank you! :) Most of the shots in my gallery were taken with a Canon 100-400. My current lens is a Canon 400mm.

You are right, 200mm is not enough for bird photography. 400mm is just about ok - but then again, sometimes 1000mm would not be enough. The bird you really want a photo of is 'always' too far away! ;)

Best wishes, Sandra