A very unexpected surprise waking up to a sheet of white snow this weekend. A quick cuppa and I was off with the cameras in the field behind my house. My aim for today was photographing blue tits. Blue tits are such beautiful birds but as they’re so common, I feel they are underrated. A short hike in the snow I soon found a great spot. I had to hide in a bush for around 30 minutes so they got used to me a little, they then started to land close by.
I LOVE the canon 135mm f2 L as its such a sharp lens, the focal length isn’t that long but as I was patient and it paid off. The 135mm f.2 L really compliments the Canon 5D MKIV as its quick sharp and extremely responsive.
After getting cold and wet I decided to head back to the warm and start editing these few photos. Straight into photoshop Lightroom I quickly decided I wanted to slightly change the way I usually edit. I was aiming for a painted/sketch effect so I played around with the sharpness, noise, clarity and contrast to achieve this. I think it works perfectly for these shots.
I might even use these for the next batch of family Christmas cards.