Perfect autumn day for our CCC visit to Stowe Gardens - even some little puffy clouds to add a bit of interest to the sky. I took both infrared images (below) and colour images (to follow).
Monday, September 28, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
To avoid the traffic, I travelled across to Cheltenham in the middle of the day giving a free afternoon to look round the town, taking a few photos. I seemed to settle of a theme of juxtapositions in their shop windows, bus shelters and architecture. There are also some very splendid fountains in the town. Thanks to Cheltenham Camera Club for a very warm welcome last night.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
This is the final post from my Swedish trip - the Grey skies of Sweden were replaced by a beautiful sunset as we returned to the UK and then a wonderful clear view of London with the Dome, Emirates Cable car, Woolwich Barrier and docklands all visible. I also include here a map of our travels for future reference as I intend to return. Many thanks to Daniel Green of Birdsafaris Sweden for his expert guidance.
The light on our final day in Sweden was not good so I struggled a bit to identify and photograph birds at the Oset and Rynningeviken Reserve but enjoyed the scenery and views of Gadwall, Temincks Stint, Hooded Crows, various Wagtails and Red-necked Grebe.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I felt very much at home in the Kvismare Valley as the landscape is like our East Anglian Fens and many of the birds would be those seen there - Marsh Harrier, Heron, Tree Sparrow and hunting Peregrine. But the abundant Cranes and White-tailed Eagles made the area special to Sweden. We even found a tree that had been gnawed by Beavers. The shrew was very small and thought to be a Pygmy Shrew