Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Sniping Around

Its always a great feeling to end a pho-tour on a high. For three of days early morning photo shoots (and I mean early morning!), my two Japanese clients and I have metaphorically murdered pretty much all of the Shetland moorland breeding species. But in these three days do you think we could pin down an approachable Common Snipe? No. So, I got my thinking cap on and worked out that the marsh we'd be in had at least 10 pairs of Snipe - but was missing something - a fence post. So, fence post nicked from my garden, strategically positioned in front of two dome hides, first flask of coffee opened and presto - Snipe on a post. Doomo arigatoo gozaimas, as one would say in Japan...