It's been a bloody long time since I wrote anything on here, I've been prompted to write something by John Grist and Dave Bowes among others mentioning the lack of activity.
Truth be told I
didn't have a lot to write about last spring and then I lost my Canon
S95 so couldn't do any digiscoping. I now have a new camera, and an
absolute peach it is too. I still have to sort out a lens for it to get
the best from it digiscoping cos at the moment I get lots of vignetting
but when sorted it should be brilliant.
Oh what is
it? its a Sony NEX7 I've got a Zeiss 24mm f1.8 and the kit 18-55 zoom
at the moment. I mainly bought it for my increasing interest in
landscape photography. Here's a couple of my first efforts with it
Pretty pleased with these HDR shots although the clouds are too diffuse as the wind was far too strong, story of 2014.
years of watching Holme on Spalding moor tip I finally scored a pukka
Caspo there today. I had a bird last year but now I think it was most
probably a hybrid, unfortunately a subject I know precious little
When I got onto this bird it was standing tall
strutting around and looked simply massive and stunning, it started
preening and typically a Herring Gull landed right in front of it just
as I got the camera set up. From then on it was mostly obscured and I
only managed 3 in focus shots before the flock spooked, despite many of
them coming back down into the field part of the flock left I didn't see
it again. Also had an Adult Med Gull which is also a rarity at what
must be the worst tip in the world for producing anything good.
16th to 18th April
5 hours ago