A few days ago I had the pleasure of coming across a number of superb Little Egrets in the harbour here in Penrhyn. I have not had many opportunities to photograph these recent UK colonists, as they usually stop off on Bardsey for a matter of minutes or hours. It was therefore a superb opportunity to have two or three relatively tame birds stalking around in the shallows of the harbour, darting out to snap up small blennies and gobies. A mix of weather conditions provided some great scenes for photography too, from soft backlighting to moody rain storms. I have included a selection of some of my favourites below…
One of my favourites… backlit and converted to B&W afterwards. I think it gives a better effect
A couple of images when a heavy rain shower passed through
A combo of mostly backlit images, with the dark harbour wall providing a great backdrop
Flight shot against the moody skies
Attempt at slow shutter speed flight shot…needs a lot more work!!