Chanonry Point, Fortrose, Scotland


Better known for viewing the bottlenose dolphins close to shore in the summer months.  I had instead had gone in search of shore birds I noticed further down the coastline.  I had just purchased the Olympus 50-200mm so was keen to see how it would handle handheld.

There were dunlin following the incoming tide looking for food.  Shorebirds is something I have not really pursued so I approached it with caution to test it’s tolerance levels.  It was reasonably approachable so I settle down on the sand and fired off a few shots.  It was beautiful warm evening light, folk must have been wondering what on earth I was doing when everyone else is photographing the dolphins but I was pleased with my shots.

Field Notes

Camera: Olympus OMD EM-1

Lens: Olympus 50-200mm

Aperture: F4.5

Exposure: 1/1250 sec

ISO: 320