Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
I visited Suffolk Owl Sanctuary again this month, with the aim of getting a few more photos for my portfolio and generally for inspiration – this time I was focussing more on the vibrant autumnal colours.
Being still relatively new to the Nikon camera, I resorted to relying on some of the ‘scene’ settings when shooting, however, even that proved challenging when photographing the squirrels, as I found that I was continually switching between ‘Sport’ and ‘Animal’ scenes!
I watched the squirrels dashing around for ages trying to get the shots that I wanted, and although I think I could have gotten better photos if I’d persevered for longer, I think I came away with a few good images.
One of my favourite subjects of the day, was a barn owl, who seemed very happy to have his photo taken.
For these shots, I swapped back to my Samsung, as the owl was a little too far away, and because I felt more comfortable with the settings of my older (and somewhat less complicated) camera I felt a lot more confident at getting the shots I wanted.
I was very happy with these, and am planning to use a few of these on gifts such as mugs and calendars!
I really liked the contrast of the owl’s ghostlike white face against the black backdrop, but would like to get some ‘in flight’ shots another time.
I took loads of shots, and have thankfully got a few images that I really like, both for my portfolio and for reference.
All of these photos can be viewed full size in my online albums on Flickr (by clicking on the photos) or Facebook.