Life here in the Highlands of Scotland, is never boring and our efforts after three years of hard slog are starting to pay off. I’m not talking financially I’m talking of course about wildlife.
When in 1992 I started to take my photography seriously a mentor of mine told me that photographing wildlife is 90% preparation 9% Patience and just 1% pushing the shutter. Whilst I would give the patience part a larger slice of the pie, it has proven to be good advice. One thing that I would add, is knowledge. I suppose one could include that heading in preparation but at the time I was blissfully unaware of what he was trying to say. Walking the ground finding whats around, looking for tracks and signs of an animals presence all helps in getting the image and can save you large amounts of time. Animals are just like we humans in that they are creatures of habit. if there is a good enough reason they will visit a place time and time again. That reason is often but not always food, The old saying the more I get out the luckier I get is so true, and it is of course no coincidence that it will always be that way. Now all that has to happen is for the light levels to rise and this incessant rain to abate, then its all down to lady luck and myself.