Travelling round the Islands (Oh Boy do Puffin’s move Fast!)

Very busy day today, spent the first part of the early morning on Isle of Skye, then the rest of the morning on board ship.

Lots of Herring Gulls, but also Guillemots swimming and flying by. Also incredibly lucky to see lots of Puffin’s, not just swimming and diving, but also flying past.

You would not believe how fast they can move. A 200mm f/2.8 lens with a 1.7 teleconverter, is not really long enough to catch them but I managed to get a few shots I am pleased with.

I was hoping to post a few pictures but Photoshop Express on the iPad cannot edit RAW files so I am afraid you will all have to wait.

Shooting from the ship was a major challenge, I was using a monopod to save my arms as a tripod was not really practical but the vibration from the engines was a problem. I had the VR (Vibration Reduction) mode of my lens set to active and kept my shutter speeds high, this meant shooting wide open most of the time, meaning depth of field was limited.

Restful day for us tomorrow, maybe some landscape scouting but not much else.

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