August Nature Photography Report Welcome to our August Nature Photography report. Based on Nature, Wildlife…
August Photography Nature Blog
Welcome to our August Nature Photography Blog. Based on Nature Wildlife and Nature in the Countryside of North Yorkshire and the Surrounding area.
This Month we booked another day at Nigel Miller’s Awesome Woodland Stream photography Hide In County Durham. We Were last At the Woodland Stream Photography Hide in June for our first visit and Loved it. I can recommend This Hide, To anyone that fancies a day out with the camera. In June, We met Nigel and went down to the hide and got settled in. Nigel said his goodbyes and hoped we would have a good day. It was A broken cloud sunny type morning the light was a mixture of good and reasonable. Initially, It seemed to be a bit Quiet on the Wildlife front we soon found out why as a Beautiful Female sparrowhawk swooped in for breakfast. Wildlife senses when predators are around and stay out of the way. The Sparrowhawk stayed on site for more than 25 minutes we got loads of Photographs in contrasting light.
The day was already off to a good start Sparrowhawk Pictures in the bag and plenty of them. Our Setups for the day Were Canon 5D MK4 With Canon Ef 100-400l Mk2 And Canon 7D Mk2 With Ef 70-200L mk2.
And Then the Kingfisher Arrives
And then the Kingfisher arrived for its first visit of the day. The Sparrowhawk and Kingfisher in the first hour of being in the hide, I thought our visit in June was good but this time we were being well and truly spoilt. The visits were very often and sometimes for quite a length of time. Just Incredible there were times you did not know which Camera to pick up as mentioned before Spoilt Rotten. Before we knew it it was Lunchtime and had taken over two thousand pictures. The Kingfishers just kept arriving sometimes up to four at a time unfortunately not all in the same picture. If we did not see a Kingfisher for more than 20-30 minutes it was unusual as it was constant.
The weather was starting to change the odd shower but the Kingfisher still arrived. The area around the Hide was full of wildlife other than the Kingfisher and Sparrowhawk. But I have not had the opportunity to photograph them so close before and certainly not for such long periods. As the evening started to approach the Showers were becoming more frequent and heavier then came a rain storm that lasted more than 90 minutes we just watched as the Kingfisher kept arriving and fishing. When the Rain Storm finished we decided before there was another one, We decided to leave which was a good move as soon after we got to the car it started again.
What a Day, A little bit shorter than we would have liked due to the weather but managed more than 4500 pictures and spent more than an hour watching kingfishers fishing in a rain storm.
And Finally for our August Nature Photography Blog
And that brings an end to our August Photography blog.
See you next month.