Puffins! A Trip to the Farne Islands

July 02, 2013  •  2 Comments

I must blog more!! Thanks to everyone who's visited before, and thanks to my distant friend who reminded me this morning to blog more!!

 

So I recently took a trip to the Farne Islands off the coast of north Northumberland with my cousin and his fiance to see/photograph puffins. I've been before to photograph these little birds and I'm always really taken with them. I'm by no means a wildlife photographer and I was carrying some of the smallest kit on our boat out, but the fact that I shoot with Olympus cameras means I'm afforded a 2x crop factor to my lenses. So my compact system with a 300mm f5.6 lens actually had more reach than the chap with a D800 strapped to a 400mm cannon (the gun not the camera brand) next to me. However, I never got to see any of his pictures, so I'm not saying mine were by any means better!

Anyway, here are my photos from our trip, plus some older ones from the same group of islands.

Olympus E30, f7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO 320, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 300mm (35mm focal length: 600mm)

Olympus E30, f7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO 320, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 300mm (35mm focal length: 600mm)

Olympus E30, f7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO 320, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 300mm (35mm focal length: 600mm)

Olympus E30, f6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm (35mm focal length: 400mm)

Olympus E620, f5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 96mm (35mm focal length: 192mm)

Olympus E620, f5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 96mm (35mm focal length: 192mm)

Olympus E620, f5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 400, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 300mm (35mm focal length: 600mm)

Olympus E30, f3.5, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm (35mm focal length: 400mm)

Olympus E30, f3.5, 1/2500 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm (35mm focal length: 400mm)

Olympus E30, f3.5, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm (35mm focal length: 400mm)

Olympus E30, f5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm (35mm focal length: 400mm)

Olympus E30, f5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 320, 70-300mm f4-5.6 @ 239mm (35mm focal length: 478mm)

Olympus E30, f6.3, 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 200mm (35mm focal length: 400mm)

Olympus E30, f5, 1/1250 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 117mm (35mm focal length: 234mm)

Olympus E30, f5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, 50-200mm f2.8 @ 117mm (35mm focal length: 234mm)

Finally, I got this photo of an Arctic Tern sat on the lens of a fellow photographer. It seems like a good advert for the relationship between photographer and subject. Sadly I didn't get a chance to speak to this man and I have no way of contacting him. If anyone recognises him, I'd love to send him a print of this!!

 

I promise to do some more blogs soon. I'm planning on doing a wedding one and another landscape one when I get some more spare time.

 

Best wishes,

Dru


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Dru Dodd Photography
Thanks Mat! I use an E30 and an E620, I'm hoping Olympus still enable me to use my 4/3s lenses in the future.
Mat @ MirrorLessons(non-registered)
Great photos! Which Olympus cameras do you use?
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