Garth Peacock
Iceland - Day 11 - Thursday 15th June 2017

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Tuesday 26th September 2017

This was the final day for photography as we were due to leave mid-morning for the long drive back to Reykjavik. Weather dull and raining. I opted to re-visit the hides on the private lake to try to get some flight shots of the wildfowl - a mistake as the weather did not improve.

I managed a few high ISO shots of a Long-tailed Duck.

A Scaup in wing-flap

and the surpise of the morning, a small family of Wigeon, the ducklings probably only recently off the nest as they had not been seen before.

We left in time for breakfast and packing.

Overall views of the tour? Excellent in many ways. Danny Green and Paul Hobson were excellent leaders, giving advice and suggestions to get better images. Personally, I would have preferred more locations to widen the scope of species available but the unpredictability of the weather was the governing factor so we had ample opportunities of good photos at all locations.

Disappointments - no close-ups of Great Northern Diver or Ptarmigan that I was hoping for but that is wildlife photography. I am particularly pleased with the images of Harlequin Duck and Barrow's Goldeneye, neither of which are available in the UK.

Would I  go on another trip to Iceland? Probably not on an organised tour. The best way is to hire a motorhome and 'do your own thing' but there again, I am almost certainly too long in the tooth to do that these days.

It was tiring due to the long hours in the field and Iceland is very expensive so be warned. However, I am really pleased that I went and also rather pleased that I have now completed the editing of the thousands of photos so can get on with others.