Well no real outing today but the whole idea of BAD was to force me to think differently about my photography. Look for birds in the places I go to even if they are not bird rich in the usual sense. Use whatever camera I have at hand including perhaps the iPhone. From the first 3 days I detect a preference for habitat shots and that is pleasing. It means the 800mm lens should get a rest now and again without upsetting the cognoscenti, who read the blog.
And so it came to pass that Mrs. Ha drove off to see cost centre number two, leaving Methuselah to wander into town on his own armed with nothing but a 400mm F5.6 lens and a 24-70mm zoom. No tripod. Shock horror. The promenade at Sai Kung has 2 main piers which are both good spots for photographing Milvus migrans. The light today was a bit blurgh – washed out, greyish blue at best with a strong bias to the grey. But nonetheless if the birds fly close as they sometimes do you can still get a decent frame or two. None of these will win any prizes but they keep the BAD on track. The middle frame amazes me. How close can they fly without colliding? And what is that red thing? The last shot was included so you can see the upper wing pattern. Rather snazzy don’t you think?
None of this and less tomorrow when the plan is to pour trouble on oiled waters. Don’t miss it.