Rainy Day at Rufford

It was clear that with rain, mist and low light levels I wasn’t going to be taking many high quality photographs. The first few attempts confirmed this so I decided to have a go with the various settings. The Landscape setting, which enhances the greens in a scene, seemed to work quite well.

Can you tell which is which?

The soft focus effect isn’t due to a cunning use of settings. That’s due to carrying the camera round in my pocket when it’s wet.

As you can see, the Great Crested Grebes and Black Headed Gulls are moving into breeding plumage. The pheasant, I see from the photo, has a crossed beak, though he still seemed able to feed by plucking the seeds from teasel heads. As for the Robin – just one of many that seemed to follow me round.


Did I mention it was raining?

9 thoughts on “Rainy Day at Rufford

      1. quercuscommunity

        You move he dial and select from the menu, which can be a bit of a fiddle with cold hands, plus the zoom isn’t available if a decent bird appears. On some settings it also takes around 10 seconds to store the image, which sometimes gives the message “card error”. It will get easier with practice, I’m sure.

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