I have alwasy enjoyed using semi-fluid tripod heads and have had a number of Manfrotto ones over the years. Models 501, 503 and the latest was a 516 I think. I find them very smooth when following a subject and the fact I can let go and it stays put is brilliant. Their weakness isContinue reading “Black Widow HD2 (BWG-HD2) Gimbal Head by Jobu Design”
We have started our kingfisher project again as the ice has all but gone from the lake. So far no bird has not shown up. It is a long flight from the river to the lake and their has been no point in them coming while it was frozen, so it may take a while.
A strong decline in income from picture sales has seen me move down a new line. I am involved in Focus4nature a new tour company for wildlife photography. we have only just launched and started off with 7 trips, with upto 20 expected on the website soon. http://www.focus4nature.co.uk/en/ On the home page is a questionaire,Continue reading “Focus4nature”
I sold my Canon 100-400mm f5.6 zoom some years ago as I was not happy with the results. With hindsight I should have got it serviced as have many friends since. It is one of those lenses that seems to need adjusting from time to time. Owners who get them serviced seem very happy withContinue reading “Sigma 170-500mm lens”
Whenever I go after waxwings I get distracted by thrushes. Somehow I find myself more interested in the redwings, fieldfares and blackbirds etc that are often found on the same berries. This winter in the hard frost Cannock Chase in Staffordshire provided lots of opportunities in some of the best wintery conditions for years. IContinue reading “Waxwings”
We were suprised how long we were able to keep the kingfisher coming to the site as the lake has been frozen over for a long time now. Finally however we have been defeated by the deep snow preventing access down the long dirt track. The kingfisher has sensibley moved on. We hope to resumeContinue reading “Kingfisher workshops update”
I have just started up a series of one day workshops photographing kingfishers locally to me in Warwickshire. If you are interested details can be found at http://www.nature-photography.co.uk/Kingfisher.htm
From time to time I try out a new raw converter and compare it to my current results with Breezebrowser. For the second time I have just given DxO Optics Pro a run out. It appeals to me a lot because it describes itself as automated and that I have always liked. Autowind, autofocus, autoexposureContinue reading “DxO Optics Pro”
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.