Three of Two Kinds (Rat and Magpie)

Just some fairly standard photos today, of two local wildlife regulars. The first sequence (the rats over at Falmer Pond) were taken in the deep early morning gloom. I ramped the camera up to ISO 6400. The images have been very lightly processed through Digital Photo Pro, which is testament to the excellent noise control on the 7D Mark II. Noise reduction has been applied, but the photos have retained a good amount of detail. The three rat photos are cropped by about 50%.

Rats

Rats

Rats

The weather was a whole lot better by lunchtime. The sun was out, and skies clear. I didn’t get much at the pond, so popped back to the woods at the edge of the car park at work. The local magpie population was very active, and provided some nice opportunities in decent light. These shots were taken at between ISO 640 and 1000.

Magpie

Magpie

Magpie

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

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2 Comments

  1. Darko November 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I like those magpies. I miss them here for they are not very common. I’ve seen black-billed magpies (not that different from European ones) few times, though…

    • Words December 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

      Darko, magpies are very common here, but are lovely to watch. I just searched for teh ‘black-billed’ variety and it does indeed seem very similar to ours.