Never saw your thread brash. Apologies it's taken me so long to comment. I know how needed the encouragement is doing this challenge. Your bird photography is wonderful, something I've yet to try, but would love a go!
A great thread this! I have wanted to do something similar too, perhaps that's my next project after this 365 finishes! A super set of pics, really liking the ospreys, razorbills and the ganet is really nice. Will watch with great interest. Oh and well done with the sand martins too.
Just found you ! What a fabulous thread as others have commented. The gannet is definitely a favourite of mine as well. These fellows are VERY photogenic but you have captured a lovely pose with a nice clean background. Congrats.
Will keep an eye out for the rest of the images on this thread.
The pics up to the Gannet were mostly taken with the 7D and 400 5.6L and one or two with the 5D MKII and Sigma 800.
From the Gannet on it was the 7D and 500mm f/4L IS MKI.
I only ever use RAW and the full manual setting on the camera.
With the 400 the ISO was usually at 640 and sometimes 320 @ 5.6 to get a shutter speed of 1/800 or above and with the 500 ISO 100/200 or if the light is really crap 320/400 mostly at f4 or 4.5 to allow the same shutter speeds but i can afford to go lower because of the IS.