Archive for August, 2007

Oulton Park – August 27th, Bank Holiday

Monday, August 27th, 2007

I was invited to join a friend at a car racing meeting this weekend. Having no experience of photographing cars on race tracks, it proved to be quite challenging but very rewarding. It is very different to my usual Wildlife photography. With track racing, the subject comes around once every couple of minutes, almost guaranteed. That is a rule nature doesn’t follow in my experience. Here are a couple of images from the day.

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Hares in the evening

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

I decided to go over to the Wirral this evening to see the hares. They didn’t disappoint and whilst I was playing find the hare, they were playing hide from the camera. It was like a game of cat and mouse at times. I did get a few shots and will definitely be returning to play that game again.

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A quiet Marshide

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

I went to meet a fellow wildlife photographer, Rich Steel, at Marshide on Saturday. Dreadful weather and very little life from the Sandgrounders hide, but it was nice to meet up with Rich again and compare notes. Thanks Rich.

Here is a Shoveler, which won the “closest to the hide” competition.

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Nuthatches return to the garden

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Two young Nuthatches have been around most of the day today. They are fascinating to watch and “freeze” when they become frightened by a potential threat.

Here are a couple of images.

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Canada geese – Mere Sands Wood

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Went for an couple of hours walk around Mere Sands Wood today. I carried the camera around not seeing too much of interest. When I wasn’t looking through the lens, I saw a Kingfisher hovering like a humming bird. It was a distance away but it’s bright colours caught in the sunlight making it quite recognisable. That promoted me turn on the camera, but of course it never repeated the show! I did capture some Candian Geese whilst waiting for the Kingfisher.candagooseaug07.jpg