Alan Dalton post's birding diaries and original artwork from Sweden. Established in 2006, this now long running blog is now a complete overview of my birding experiences. As an artist I greatly enjoy sketching birds in the field and you will find a wide selection of that work here, from fieldwork to finished paintings. I am very passionate about my artwork and try to depict birds in their natural habitat, as I see them in the wild. My artwork is for sale and can be viewed at http://www.alandalton.net/
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at alandltn@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Black Throated Thrush; Vallentuna; 17th Febuary 2009

The days best image...

Returning constantly to feed on laid out apples...

Looking right down the lens at me...



On the apple table....

Feeding on seed...


Decided to head to Vallentuna today to try and get some images of the Black Throated Thrush with my new Nikon D90. The bird proved incredibly obliging and I was delighted to get a number of sharp images at various ranges, feeding on the apples laid out for it, on the groung and perched in the trees in the garden. The new camera looks like it will be hugely enjoyable to work with. This was my first day out looking for some serious images and I was delighted with the results. So many images came through that I have put a slideshow together which I will add in the blog margin...
There is also a videomode on the camere and I have posted a link to a couple of minutes footage of the bird below...



1 comment:

cindyzlogic said...

Looks like a good one!! Congrats!