Poorly set up camera resulted in incorrect focussing and missing the action as it happened meaning the shutter was triggered too late.
Instead of manual focussing the camera when setting up the scene, I selected AF on the centre of the red seed tray. Sadly this resulted in blurry subject matter if the birds weren't in the centre of the shot, but superbly focussed backgrounds.
Yours truly with Andy on Cairngorm. Spectacular views aplenty on route to the ptarmigan.
Camera setup in the squirrel hide.
View from the camera while we photograph red deer on one of the estates.
Another stunning view, this time on the way to photograph mountain hares.
A hot drink and cake is never far away.
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