Elephant At The Misty Waterhole

It rained all morning, but early afternoon the sun showed signs of breaking through. Off to the wonderful Angus sea cliffs with the camera. Elephant Rock and a misty North Sea. Nikon Z6 with Nikon Z 24-70MM lens at 32 MM. Two exposures blended: one at 1/125 sec to get the cliff detail and another…

By Fred Carrie 19 June 2020 0

Sea Of Tranquillity

The fog cleared and the sun shone this morning, first time for about 4 or 5 days. I packed an ultra lightweight landscape photography bag: Nikon Z6, 24-70MM Z series lens, Lee filter kit, a circular polariser and a lightweight tripod then headed for the sea which I expected to be near flat calm. It…

By Fred Carrie 17 June 2020 0

A Walk In The Glen

Although the lockdown has been eased ever so slightly in Scotland it’s still not possible to access the hills “responsibly”, whatever that means. Frankly I can’t think of many more effective ways to social distance than getting out onto the hills. But perhaps a complete lack of understanding of matters rural is what you have…

By Fred Carrie 13 June 2020 0

Osprey With Pike

A few shots from a glorious evening in great company by the loch. This male osprey appears to have a great liking for pike as it is certainly the fish species I have seen him with most often. At these times of job losses, infectious diseases and all the other bad news the media appears…

By Fred Carrie 12 June 2020 2

New Lens At Last

Back in late 2018 Nikon released their new 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens. A fixed focal length super-telephoto lens that is exceptionally small and lightweight when compared to other lenses of similar quality. I already own the 300MM version of this lens and combined with a x1.4 Nikon teleconvertor it has been my go-to…

By Fred Carrie 11 June 2020 0

Intruder Alert!

Lots of local osprey action the other day. Th light was difficult, but the images were not too bad. I had also been there the previous afternoon when they were very active and harassing the other loch residents, taking a particular dislike to cormorants. I’m now not surprised this new male saw off the previous…

By Fred Carrie 10 June 2020 0

A Few Casts

Return to the local river. A few hours of early morning fishing in very low water. A few fish hooked on nymphs, most lost. Water levels are becoming desperate now with abstraction pumps appearing where I have never seen them before. Fine to be out enjoying the music of the sewage works and contractor’s lawn…

By Fred Carrie 2 June 2020 0

Back To The Local

Sunday May 31st, Angus, Scotland. Another couple of hours on the local river. Out early before if got too hot. A few smallish fish caught fishing nymphs upstream under a Ferris indicator. The water is getting perilously low. Small fish, but if you go fishing to small streams like this you have to set your…

By Fred Carrie 31 May 2020 0

First Visit To Our Local Ospreys

Ospreys are great subjects for wildlife photographers. Big, bold, not too spooky and generally cooperative. Of course one has always to keep in mind that these are highly protected birds and that it is a criminal offence to deliberately or knowingly disturb them, especially at nesting time. We are very lucky to have a local…

By Fred Carrie 30 May 2020 0