After the shock of getting so close to Ruddy Turnstones I decided to try some portrait photography. Here’s my first approach:
They are quite used to humans and come close expecting food.
They potter around the rocks on Brixham breakwater, pecking at anything which looks like a possible food item.
A chap tells me they’ve been known to eat vomit and to peck a dead body. I’m not sure I want to know how he knows.
They look lovely in this light.
And get even more beautiful when I go for the classic head and shoulders shot.
Changing the backdrop, switching sides and different light change the effect entirely.
What charming characters they are. They haven’t pecked me yet.