Thursday, March 31, 2016

Peregrine at Warton Crags, Lancashire

After a morning at Leighton Moss as part of Gerry's birthday celebrations, we visited Warton Crags and were treated to good views of a Peregrine on the cliffs and a pair in the air - all at quite a distance. The site is shared by a large number of Jackdaws who came tumbling out of the trees and then did impressive formation flying. A pair of Ravens also passed through.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Polemere Reserve Shrewsbury

Polemere is a small nature reserve near Shrewsbury - thanks Jane for sharing this. The weather was less than perfect (frequent rain showers and overcast) for bird photography but a redshank and Lapwing did come close enough for some good shots. The other birds were a bit distant but have included them here for the reserve tick list - Coot bookends, female Teal, Canada Geese, male Teal flying and in water, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Widgeon and Greylag goose.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Avoncroft Museum

A quick visit to Avoncroft Museum near Bromsgrove where we are staying as I am lecturing at Worcester Camera Club tomorrow evening. Storm Katie had passed through leaving some beautiful skies and clear light - very different to the last visit

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Horseheath Point-to-Point

Typical Easter holiday weather in East Anglia so it was pretty challenging both physically and photographically at the horse event with strong winds, intermittent rain and poor light. The Fuji (XT-1 and 100-400) performed well at 3200 iso and allowed me to capture some of the action - not as high a success rate as with my previous Canon gear but the ISO performance means that any captured action is presentable. These have only had the standard Lightroom adjustments. Images 5 and 6 show that the burst rate also keeps up with action though the buffer did fill quickly. Need to investigate if settings can improve this.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Morning at Anglesey Abbey

Warm sunny day for a morning visit to Anglesey Abbey. Lots of Brimstone and Comma butterflies on the wing along with ladybirds and various flies and bees.

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