The quaintly named Strumpshaw Fen is a beautiful RSPB site at which can be seen kingfishers, marsh harriers and (if you’re very lucky) the highly elusive bittern. Another star attraction at Strumpshaw Fen is the swallow butterfly. On this visit we did not see a bittern or a kingfisher; and, given the time of year, we were not surprised to find that the swallowtail butterfly was nowhere to be seen. But then, who needs elusive butterflies or birds when you find yourself presented with a dilapidated, water-filled rowing boat and such a spectacular sunset as this?
Canon EOS 5D and EF 16-35mm lens.
Exposure of 1/5 second at f/14.