Weekly Bird Challenge: Macro or Close-up.

In the days when I did a lot of bird photography, my 100-400 lens with 1.5 extender was my essential piece of equipment. After all, wild birds are elusive, hard to spot and even harder to photograph……. ………..except when they are too young to have learned any fear of humans Read more…

Weekly Bird Challenge: Green Feathers.

I’ve delved deep into the archives for this week’s pictures. They were taken around ten years ago when I used a Canon 500D with a 100-400 lens. I’m sure anyone who is familiar with the 500D (and the later 7D) will agree that the main drawback was the amount of Read more…

Wind in the Willows Mr Toad Brockholes

Smile on Saturday: Mr Toad and his Friends.

Mr Toad and Friends go Birdwatching. I went for a wander around a local nature reserve, Brockholes, a couple of weeks ago.  I had decided NOT to take photographs and simply enjoy observing the wildlife. I made point of leaving my camera at home and took only binoculars. However, the photographer in Read more…

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