Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WWT Slimbridge

Back at the begining of February we made  visit to The Slimbridge Wetland Center in Gloucestershire. It was quite overcast but the birds where great fun watching. I was again using my new 100 - 400mm Mk1 Canon Lens, Still learning and still finding it a lovely lens. As it was overcast I started shooting at 1600 ISO and by the end of the day I was at 3200 ISO.

You can visit their website by clicking here http://www.wwt.org.uk/



Bottoms up

What are we looking for

Pigeon

Pigeon

Shelduck

Greylag Goose

Jackdaw



Greylag Goose landing

Jackdaw

Oystercatcher

Northern Pintail Duck


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Friday, 20 February 2015

Fighting Coots and other birds - St Albans Verulamium Park

Last Wednesday I went to Verulamium Park, St Albans with Friends Ann and Phil, to photograph the birds. Its a public park with a few lakes. There is an Island in the middle which we were able to see a couple of Herons. The main activity for the day was watching and enjoying the Fighting Coots.  I also spent a couple of hours in the Cathedral - Pictures another day.
























Saturday, 14 February 2015

Wicken Fen with the RPS Nature Group

Another chance to try using my new 100 - 400mm zoom lens today - out with the RPS (Royal Photographic Society). About 40 photographers descended on The Nation Trust Nature Reserve at Wicken Fen, quite a number of the people were from the Cambridge Camera Club too.

I spent the morning in two of the hides, the East Mere Hide and the West Mere Hide (Thanks to Phil Miles for helping me with camera settings).

After a welcome lunch at the Cafe (I had a sausage baguette - mmmm) I went for a short walk around the Boardwalk. The pictures here are from the morning session in the hides.

Thanks to Ann Miles for organising this event.











 

Guernsey 16 - Les Vardes Quarry Nature Walk

We met up with the Guernsey Camera Clubs at a Quarry operated by Ronez. In 2015 the company created a short 50 minute nature walk around the...