Saturday, 20 February 2010
Managed to get out and about yesterday and get some images of the beautiful Red Kite, such an amazing bird and wonderful to see the re introduction programs working so well. The last time i photographed Red Kites was a long while back when i had a film camera and a manual focus lens!!!!! i must say its a lot easier with digital and fast autofocus lenses.....although out of nearly 8GB worth of images, there is only a handful i am happy with, perhaps im just hard to please!
Anyway i will be going back soon and have an image in mind i am after, in the mean time i hope you enjoy these shots.
All taken on a Nikon D300 with Sigma 500mm lens, shot in RAW, ISO 200-800
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Last week i was luckily enough to have a week up in the Lake District nr to Penrith and was able to get out and about with the camera.
Once up in Penrith first stop was the Red Squirrels that seem to be doing well on the Lowther Estate up there, managed to track down a area which had good numbers of them. I baited the area with the normal of peanuts and peanut butter!!! Within a hour i had two feeding happily in front of the lens.
After half a day with the Reds i decided to try and photograph some of the bird life that frequents the forest as well, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redpolls, Siskins, and the usual tits and Chaffinches.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Sorry for lack of postings but a new arrival called Zach has been taking up my time recently!!!
Anyway i managed a few days out in the sun and found a few Siskins and Chaffinches more than willing to pose for the camera, this was my first encounter with Siskins and i enjoyed it!!
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Sorry the blog is a bit behind but have been fairly busy with a new addition to the family ...
Anyway, have had a good few sessions with Barn Owls recently and have enjoyed so close views with good photographic oppurtunities.
Here are a few from the last 2 weeks, the first 2 are from Pilling area and the other 3 are from Mere Brow
Friday, 2 January 2009
With the lovely weather we have had over the Christmas period i managed a few early mornings out with the camera, sadly no new Christmas gadgets to play with, the girlfriend laughed at me when i asked for the Nikon 600mm!!! Anyway, with the frost being quite heavy for days the wildfowl close to me has been pushed off the salt marsh and onto some small ponds giving good photo opportunities, in particular the Wigeon. With the threat of the local Sparrowhawk about as well it gave for some good flight action!!
And a nice surprise on my way home was this little owl sat a top a disused barn ........
Thanks for reading folks and i hope you have a fab 2009
Saturday, 27 December 2008
At about 11am with the owls out of sight i decided to call it a day, just as i was packing away 2 Bewick Swans passed overhead......
And just for good measure i had a quick look at Marshside before heading home for a turkey sandwich!!!
Monday, 15 December 2008
Camera Specs: Nikon D2xs, Sigma 500mm, tripod with sidekick head, bag hide, muddy knees and a wet bum!