I filmed this at Exminster Marsh nature reserve the other day.
You can view the 720p HD version here.
Equipment: Sony EX3 with Sigma 100-300 F4, Adaptimax lens adaptor. Manfrotto 503 head.
Shutter Speed / frame rate: 1/250th, S+Q Motion 60fps.
On Saturday (20th March) I filmed these black tailed godwits, avocets, widgeon, grey heron, and a little egret at the Bowling Green Marsh RSPB nature reserve in Topsham. This sequence is just roughly cut together and isn‚Äôt meant to be viewed as much more than a selection of clips from a morning's filming.
I used my new Sigma 100-300 F4 lens with my Sony EX3 to get these shots. I was very lucky to get to the reserve and find the black tailed godwits about 15 feet away from the hide! A flock of bar tailed godwits were also on the reserve, visible in the first shot of this sequence.
Filmed this afternoon on the roof of my house. I looked out the window and saw feathers floating around, and heard all sorts of activity on the roof. So I went outside and found myself staring face to face with this formidable predator. Dashed back in to get camera and managed to get a few shots. The peregrine actually dropped the bird off the roof as he was mobbed by seagulls and crows.