Splash of Colour on a Grey Day

We’re still going through the damp and gloom, but despite the grey there is still a touch of colour out there somewhere.

For a few minutes this morning the rising sun found a break in the clouds as it rose over the Downs. The moment was brief, but time enough to catch these shots of a moorhen on a golden Falmer Pond.

Moorhen silhouette on golden pond

Moorhen silhouette on golden pond

Moorhen silhouette on golden pond

The sun had long disappeared by the time I took this next sequence, but robins don’t need sunshine: they shine for themselves as this little chap proves.

robin

robin

robin

robin

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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4 Comments

  1. Robin January 8, 2015 at 1:29 am #

    Words: Lovely images! Hope you had a Happy Christmas and a Great New Year. All the best to you in 2015

    • Words January 8, 2015 at 1:42 am #

      Thanks Robin! We had a nice and peaceful break, but good! And best to you too for 2015.

  2. gdare January 8, 2015 at 2:07 am #

    Beautiful photographs, Words. Did you add a bit of saturation on robins or this is combination of good light and lens?

    • Words January 9, 2015 at 12:01 am #

      Darko, I didn’t add any saturation, but I processed them in ‘camera standard’ mode which does boost the contrasts slightly. It’s the standard setting for the camera, but tweaked to remove any in camera sharpening.