A while back I managed to get a photo of a Kingfisher, but it was so far away and with only a 200mm lens, it was basically a blob of colour.
I’ve managed to get a new photo, in the same location as before – still had to crop it down but at least you can make the shape out now!
So.. I know, it is not technically the best photo. I cropped this to around 300 pixels at the long length. But that’s not really the point. It’s a Kingfisher!!! I’ve never seen one in the wild, never mind got one on “sensor. I had my Nikon 200mm pointing in the general direction of where it landed, and this is it. Of course, now I have to go out and get one that you can actually see properly… Now where can I lay my hands on a 500mm F4?
Great Tit at Blashford Lakes feeding area.
This was taken at Blashford Lakes, run by Hampshire Wildlife Trust. A very photogenic bird, and happy to wander along the edge of the lakes giving plenty of opportunity to capture a shot.
Helping to suppress the grass which will give the saplings the best chance of flourishing.
The pond I put in garden is proving to be brilliant. Yesterday I counted eight frogs in there, and I know there were at least another two close by. I help nature… nature gives me photo opportunities.
I put in a pond.. well a large tub with a ramp made out of firewood, and in a couple of weeks I had a frog in there. Then I found 3 small frogs in a Trug! I don’t know how they got in there, but luckily there was water as they wouldn’t have got out again. I’ve transferred them to the pond. This is one of them.
This was a picture I took volunteering last summer. It’s taken me a while to get round to building the panorama. It works out at 11448 x 4595 pixels. Lightroom has done a brilliant job combining the pictures.
Sometimes I end up with photos that I thought wouldn’t come out. In this case the shutter speed was too slow, so it came out slightly blurred… but I like it, because it’s more dynamic than the photos that I took afterwards where I had increased the shutter speed.
One of my favourite butterflies. Occasionally I’ve seen them in the garden, but not often. This was taken at Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve in Hampshire.