Saturday, November 17, 2018

Experimenting with Fuji Pre-shots

Fuji have incorporated the ability to store images in the buffer prior to pressing the shutter which is a great asset for action photography. So here some shots I would have struggled with or been unable to capture without it from a diving  Goldeneye (spent lots of time previously trying to get this sequence) to a jumping Jackdaw going up to some feeders.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Many of the species in the wader aviary at Pensthorpe are obviously breeding well. Here a few portraits before the action starts.There are large flocks of Bearded tits, Ruffs/Reeves, Black-winged Stilts and Avocets. Also photographed Redshank and Black-tailed Godwits. Light was not great most of the morning so 3200 iso and these are jpeg files.

Attack of the Virus!

  We are spending a few days in Norfolk to do Bird watching and photography with an itinerary of walks and reserves planned. Unfortunately, I have picked up a virus (Coxsackievirus A16), probably from the grandchildren, that causes fever and variable rashes on hands, feet and mouth, normally very mild in children but produced and extreme reaction in me, especially on my feet. Phil went out on his own on Wednesday but yesterday we decided Pensthorpe was possible as they have wheel chairs!! so pictures from a wheel chair in the aviary and by the first lake will follow.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Welney Wildfowl Trust Whooper Numbers are Building

We called at Welney on our way for a few days in Norfolk and pleased to see a considerable number of Whoopers in the fields and lagoons. Very bright light made swan photography difficult! Large flocks of Black-tailed Godwits and Lapwings. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Light Bulb Moments with Gavin Hoey

Yesterday, I attended an excellent day with Gavin Hoey called Camera Alchemy arranged by one of the local RPS Groups. Apart from a whole day of live demonstrations which ran exactly to time and were all very entertaining, we had the chance at lunchtime to photograph one of his set ups - water streaming onto a light bulb. Here a few results with tweaks!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Remembrance in Toft

Like many other villages, Toft is celebrating the 100 years since Armistice Day with a display of poppies - the displays being made by the 'Simple Sewing, Knit and Natter Group'.  Some like myself choose to wear a white poppy representing remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war. It is often forgotten that about 10 million civilians died in addition to the 9.7 million military personnel. Purple poppies are also worn commemorating the animals that were injured and lost their lives in conflict. According to the Animals in War Memorial Fund, eight million horses died in the First World War. 

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so