A group of 14 photographers and wildlife lovers enjoyed beautiful weather for our recent trip to Inner Farne. We were pleased to see all the summer resident bird species had returned and while most did not yet have chicks the rocks were a hive of activity. It seemed most of us took around 600 photographs each, certainly for me narrowing down a few to include below was a challenge, thankfully the hard working centre image shows 4 types of bird at once.
Subjects to seek out this month:
Many communities are coming together this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. This is a fantastic opportunity to practise your street photography. Why not grab your 50mm lens and be the fly on the wall for a while?
You could take inspiration from Martin Parr: https://bit.ly/3m2NY9q
BBC Springwatch has returned to our screens and from the 6th it June it will be featuring Northumberland’s own Hauxley Nature Reserve. This is a lovely place to take photos and indeed many of us have had outings there together. Springwatch serves as a nice reminder to look for similar subjects even closer to home - baby birds are fledging and popping up all over the place. Ideally you want to save this for a nice sunny day allowing you to use a fast shutter speed. A long lens is essential to avoid disturbing the birds and you should find in a sitting quietly at a distance in a sheltered spot you can capture all manner of natural behavior as frantic parents rush to feed the hungry mouths.
Did you know:
The Milky Way is visible all night during June. At this time of year we are facing the towards the 10 billion stars that make up the center of the galaxy. If there was not such a lot of interstellar dust the light from there would be bright enough to cast shadows.