Falkland Islands Photography 2018 – Week 1

With the new year underway, I have been fairly active with the camera during the first week. All photographs where taken on the Cape Pembroke Peninsula in the Falkland Islands. At this time of the year day-length is close to it’s longest. A relatively early start most days at 6 am (before work) is not early enough to hit the ‘golden hours’. I did manage to enjoy one late evening on Thursday the 4th January, which was the most productive shoot of the week. Normally i spend one to two hours out with the camera on week days, however, on Sunday i managed a 5 hour shoot, as i walked the south coast of Cape Pembroke from Surf Bay to the Lighthouse and then back through the peninsula’s centre via the ponds.

Throughout the week i have shared many of the images on Facebook and Twitter. I am grateful for the feedback that i have received and have used that to determine what i think are the twelve best photographs from the first week of the new year.

Photographs Week 1

A – Two-banded Plover reflection at Surf Bay – captured early morning on Tuesday

B – Two-banded Plover chick on the run at Surf Bay – captured early morning on Wednesday

C – Magellanic ‘Jackass’ Penguins in Tall Fern at Gypsy Cove – Shot during that golden hour period on Thursday evening

D – Falkland Grass Wren at Gypsy Cove – captured during that golden hour period on Thursday evening

E – Vanilla Daisies at Gypsy Cove – captured that golden hour period on Thursday evening

F – 5 Black-chinned Siskin’s at Gypsy Cove – captured during that golden hour period on Thursday evening

G – 5 Black-chinned Siskin’s at Gypsy Cove – captured during that golden hour period on Thursday evening

F – Variable ‘Red Backed’ Hawk on Cape Pembroke – captured early evening on Thursday

G – Black-crowned Night-heron at the Lighthouse – captured early evening on Thursday

H – Pale Yellow Orchid at Yorke Bay Pond – captured early evening on Thursday

I – Cape Pembroke lighthouse – captured late evening on Saturday

J – Feral (Wild) Cat at Christina Bay – captured midday on Sunday – this picture has been added as until this moment i wasn’t sure that cats could swim!

 

 

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