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  1. The New Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E

    21 Sep 2015
    Notwithstanding just posting about using shorter lenses to get more context into my photos, I have a confession.  I had all this time had a pre-order in for this new lens.   This is the way it was going.  I was slowly coming to the realisation that my existing long lens…

  2. Lots of long lens stuff on here

    15 Sep 2015
    Setting up this web site and looking back at some of the images makes me realise something.  There’s a lot of photos taken with long lenses.   I do like to get wildlife big in the frame so you can really see the subject.  In some respects, the stills photographer needs…

  3. Lessons from experiments

    12 Sep 2015
    This post is about post an image that I didn’t manage to get.  So far.        We’ve put up a number of nest-boxes in the garden and we usually have a couple of them successfully hosting birds each year.  Often blue tits.  Earlier this summer I decided to see if I…

  4. More to see…

    06 Sep 2015
    Having sorted through some older material, I’ve uploaded a few new image galleries on new topics if taken a while ago.   Looking through the older images, I realise that, although I’ve been through several bodies (from an initial Nikon D90 to a D7000 and most recently a D7200), the original…

  5. Good to see you again…

    02 Sep 2015
    In 2009 I took a series of photographs of grey seals in Cornwall.  I’d recently been looking, sorting and eventually published a few here.  I’ve taken photos of grey seals around the UK and further afield on the coasts of the North Atlantic but these are still about the best…

  6. Added some new galleries and images

    02 Sep 2015
    I’ve spent quite a lot of time in recent weeks working through my collections, pruning back duds, keeping and tagging the rest.  I’ll post more of that sometime soon but upshot is I’ve located a number of images I’d wanted to publish.  So there are a couple more galleries: Nuthatches…

  7. Wasps, tough little blighters…

    02 Aug 2015
    Last week I put up a post about finding a wasp nest that had been dug up by - probably - a badger.  I was pretty sure that the nest was done for even though the queen had survived.  Well, a week later, I returned to confirm my suspicions.     As…

  8. Great Crested Grebe…

    01 Aug 2015
    Just added some a Great Crested Grebe section to ‘air’ plus some individual photos to ’other’.  The grebe photos were taken on a Sigma 400mm f5.6, my original long telephoto.  I think it was this session that made me realise that this lens was very good at f8 and above…

  9. Hunters vs Photographers

    31 Jul 2015
    When I was setting up this site I though quite hard about the introductory page where I mention there being ‘something of the hunter in the makeup of the wildlife photographer’.  I wasn’t sure that this would be understood but it was really meant in the sense that taking wildlife…

  10. Glossy Ibis…

    28 Jul 2015
    Added some photos of a Glossy Ibis photographed in the Azores islands.

  11. Now, here’s something a little unusual…

    26 Jul 2015
    While walking the dog yesterday and trying to follow a family of Green Woodpeckers I crossed an area of recently cut meadow.  It’s pretty uneven but among the cut grass I saw a small hole about 6” across.  Freshly dug holes are always worth a look.  This is what was…

  12. Green Woodpeckers…

    26 Jul 2015
    OK, so we have quite a lot of Green Woodpeckers in our area.  One particular area is right on their idea site; a broadleaf woodland next to a large uncultivated but managed meadow area.  I regularly see Green’s flying or on the ground in the meadow.  Plus, their ‘yaffle’ call…

  13. Hi, introducing the site.

    26 Jul 2015
    Hello, this is the first, experimental post in the blog.  It’s likely to be more of a time-to-time on-going narrative of stuff associated with wildlife photography but with perhaps a slightly broader narrative.  Time will tell.   The website is now up and running with a fair amount of material uploaded.…