Saturday 3rd March Morning at Redesmere

13th March 2012
Finding time for wildlife photography seems to be increasingly difficult these days usually managing only a few hours on a Saturday or Sunday morning. This coupled with poor weather doesn’t help at all, especially when you’ve spent a lot of money on equipment that is just sitting in a cupboard somewhere.

On the Friday Neill Carden phoned to see if I wanted to go out and get some photography in on Saturday as we have both been struggling for photography time recently.
Neill didn’t know what he wanted to do and as he currently hasn’t got anything longer than a 300mm lens we decided we would try some landscape photography somewhere, anywhere.

We set off on Saturday morning with nowhere in particular in mind but we decided we would head off towards Macclesfield as there are some nice areas out that way.
The weather wasn’t helping and it was pretty grey and miserable so as we passed through Chelford, I suggested we take a look at Redesmere. As Neill hadn’t been there he thought it was a good idea.

It’s a good place to go to when you haven’t got a long lens as the waterfowl come in pretty close to the road as they’re used to being fed.

We thought we would spend our time trying to photograph birds in flight and perhaps capture some splash landings.

Birds on show where the common ones, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Coot, Grey Heron, Great-crested Grebe and a Pink footed Goose put in an appearance.

The time passed very quickly and although we didn’t manage any landscape photography we had an enjoyable time and the sun did come out from time to time.

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