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Black-headed gull, Scotland

Today I’d like to publish a few animal shots from my latest trip to Scotland that all fit nicely to the theme of my website. Here a black-headed gull close to Durness in the north of Scotland. The shot was taken with 1/3200 sec. with f/5.6 and ISO 400. The lens was an EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM at 300mm on a Canon EOS 5DSR.

Below a baby sheep with funny pink ears and straight look into the camera. I took this shot between Tobermory and Dervaig on the Isle of Mull with 1/100 sec., f/6.3 and ISO 100. I used a Sigma lens 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports at 600 mm. The image stabilizer did a great job here.

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The below shot of a jellyfish I took while on the ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye. The sea was full of jellyfish that were amazingly shining in the dark water. This shot is a 1/1000 sec., f/4.5 with ISO 1000. The lens was my EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM at 140 mm on a Canon EOS 5DSR. With Adobe Lightroom I reduced noise and also increased clarity and dynamic sligthly.

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There is a great place to take photos of dolphins from the land: The Chanonry Point, not far away from Inverness. When there is high tide a lot of fish come into the bay and so do the dolphins for hunting. After one hour of waiting finally these two showed up. This picture looks like a hunting class for the baby dolphin. Sun was shining in the right moment and so I could take this shot with 1/1250 sec. with f/6.3 and ISO 400. The lens was a Sigma 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports at 400 mm on my Canon EOS 5DSR.

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Finally, one cannot leave Scotland without having taking a shot of the impressive highland cattles. This one I found close to the The Glenlivet distillery in the Speyside area. The shot is a 1/200 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400 with the same Sigma lens as above at 180 mm.

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