Knole deer park in Kent is one of my favourites. The fairways of the golf course within the park offer nice settings for the fallow and sika deer found here. Apart from around the car park area the fallow deer are surprisingly nervous and it is hard to get close, but the sika deer areContinue reading “Deer”
I have now added the images of the 600mm lens. More marks on the body, but the glass is perfect.
Update. Both lenses have now been sold. In an ungaurded moment I pressed the Buy button on Ebay and bought myself a Canon 800mm F5.6 lens. Pulling power. I have always said I use the 600mm more than the 500mm and I expect the 800mm will be even more useful. It has 4 stops ofContinue reading “Sale of two lenses”
When money is tight (and it is) I revert to staying at home and photographing our common British wildlife. They do not come much more numerous than the common shrew, but there are relatively few pictures of them around. The pygmy shrew is just as common, but try looking on picture library web sites forContinue reading “Shrews”
Lesser-spotted woodpeckers are not so much rare birds as difficult to see, spending their time high up in trees out of sight. I have only ever come across three nests, the first of which I photographed by putting a 20 foot alloy scaffolding tower up. It was a lot of work over several days andContinue reading “Lesser-spotted woodpecker”
Wildlife photography is a time consuming game. I did 5 sessions of 4 hours in a hide to get this picture, but before that spent many hours walking around and watching the bird. Once I had it pinned down to one hedgerow where it spent most of its time I had to find one branchContinue reading “Little owl”
Breezebrowser is still my favourite software for editing my pictures and deciding which to keep or delete. I can work faster with this bit of software than any other I have seen, but since buying the EOS 1d Mk1v I have noticed how much slower it runs. It is especially noticeable when I bring fourContinue reading “Breezebrowser”
On a recent two month trip to Spain one of the commonest birds around was the little egret. A large bird, that is often easy to approach, especially from the car. Despite this I only photographed them once during the whole trip. The reason is that it is not just the bird that makes aContinue reading “Good pictures are seen or created before the camera is picked up”