Auchinellan burn in spate

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It’s been tipping it down here all weekend and I decided to go and have a look at the small waterfall at Auchinellan, just down the road. Saw a dipper while I was there as well.

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Auchinellan waterfall III

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To avoid the contrasty light which affected my last shoot at the waterfall, I went out at dawn on Saturday. I had hoped to get low sunlight coming through the trees onto the waterfall, but it was cloudy and I got even, flat light instead. This time I did a little more gardening to clean up the cascade and the plunge pool.

European robin (Erithacus rubecula)

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I was out early yesterday morning to photograph the Auchinellan waterfall again, when I was joined by a robin. The robin is one of the most curious and least timid of British birds and this one stayed within a couple of metres of me for a series of shots.

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For readers from any other part of the world where you’ve got birds called robins, they’re counterfeit, and this is the original and best.

Auchinellan waterfall

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This small waterfall is on the burn that runs past Auchinellan House on its way to Loch Ederline. I’ve spied this shot out on a few occasions, but there was enough water going over on Sunday to let me get this 1-second exposure. I did some gardening to remove debris from in front of the waterfall to clean the shot, but some escaped me. I didn’t crop it out, because I would have lost too much of the water landing in the pool. Memo for next time!