Archive for October, 2007

Shots from the week

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

More adjustments to the camera this week and altogether I am a lot happier with the performance. The Willow Tit below is one of two that have been frequenting the garden recently. Sadly and unfortunately, the Sparrow Hawk helped itself to one of them in the week, which showed me the harsh side of nature. I took a days holiday mid week and popped along to Martin Mere to see the Whooper Swans.

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Still testing the camera

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Never under estimate the time required to set up a new camera body, would be my summary of the last two weeks. A number of recent images have been soft in terms of focus, so I have been adjusting the camera and spending some time locally, checking focus position in particular. The Meadow Pipit was in the longer grasses in the fields and the other birds were all focus test shots taken in the back garden.

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Leasowe Lighthouse for some light.

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

I spent most of the weekend looking at a very dark back garden. Lots of bird activity but very little light. I decided on Sunday to head to the coast, where I met up with a fellow photgrapher, Rich Steel. This Wheater was on the rocks, presumably on it’s way South.

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Stonechat in the fields.

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

One lunchtime this week, I went for a short stroll into the fields with the camera. I am never too sure what to expect. In between the fields are strips of land left by the farmers which the birds , including Stonechats enjoy. Stone chats are easily spotted as they prefer to perch towards the top of the longer grasses. It’s position also helped me get close to an eye level shot.

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British Musical Fireworks Championships – Southport

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Friday October 5th saw the skies of Southport light up with many fireworks. Out came the tripod and a wide angle lens. What I didn’t expect was so many people, especially in front of the lens. Here is one of the images from the night.

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