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Old 13-11-2009, 07:38   #941
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I don't know the place (from what you say I presume you're shooting from land?) but from my experience with photographing seals from boats at Blakeney I'd say the 100-400 was a better choice as you probably won't get really close to most of them.

Found this which may help:

http://www.wildsight.co.uk/articles/donna-nook.html
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Old 13-11-2009, 11:41   #942
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Cheers fozzy, my only concern with the 100-400 is that it's not very quick and the light may well be poor. will probably start out with that and see how it goes. It's also a bit of a sod to zoom and then lock in place if wrapped in a bin liner. Will do some practicing before going.
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Old 13-11-2009, 13:07   #943
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Yeah, that push-pull zoom probably isn't brilliant to use but the extra reach may well make a huge difference.

Can't resist the chance to dig out a couple of my Seal shots from last summer:

Blakeney seal trip #12

Blakeney seal trip #10


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Lovely stuff, that first one's looking very pleased with himself.
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Old 14-11-2009, 08:20   #945
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Thanks Paul - yes that first seal was looking extremely content!
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Old 14-11-2009, 20:36   #946
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On my way to the village yesterday I took some photos of the wide variety of fungi along a little footpath on the way, I was amazed at how many there were and all the different kinds. I thought the best way to show that was to make a mosaic of them in Photoshop Elements:

Fungiforms

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Old 15-11-2009, 09:52   #947
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Old 15-11-2009, 20:37   #948
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Nice work (As ever) Paul.
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Thanks guys. Those were all taken with my little Panasonic FX07 by the way - they came out better than I expected really!
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Visited Wells-next-the-sea in Norfolk this weekend. Lots of migrating geese but didn't really get any good shots so had to settle for seagulls!


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That's a good Gull shot.

Wells is superb, although I prefer nearby Holkham - the Hall grounds are great for deer and birds, the woods have lots of Tawny Owls, Nightjars and other birds plus Cetti's Warblers on the outskirts and the beach is really good in the summer for breeding Little Terns and in the winter I'm told it's superb for Shore Larks and Snow Buntings. Am back in north Norfolk in a couple of weeks - can't wait!

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Some cheap duckshots from yesterdays quick trip out...





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I was confused about the ducklings until I realised you're in NZ! Nice shots there Rob - what's that first one? Is it a Tufted Duck or a New Zealand Scaup?

Went for a windy walk this morning, didn't see that much (some cormorants, a few pheasant, a little grebe) but did find my first Common Gulls amongst a flock of Black-headed Gulls on the local farm:

Common flockers

closer view (Common Gulls are the foreground ones with the yellow bills):

Common Infiltration

Definitely record shots rather than good photos but I've been looking and hoping to see Common Gulls for ages so was great to find them at last.
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love the ducklings shot, it's a beauty.
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really good in the summer for breeding Little Terns and in the winter I'm told it's superb for Shore Larks and Snow Buntings. Am back in north Norfolk in a couple of weeks
was there briefly yesterday, until the mother of all storms nearly blew us away, snow buntings were there, no shore larks.

is a great spot for barn owls very nearby, head back towards hunstanton on 149 & stop at the junction with B1156 on left, is a small grassy field on the right with a house at one end, see them there regularly at all times of the day in winter, often sit on the wall that runs along the left side.
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Good to hear the Snow Buntings are there! Will be there next week, would really like to see those.

Have looked on the maps and can't find the B1156 between Holkham and Hunstanton. Do you mean the fields between Morston and Blakeney? Have seen Barn Owls there a few times before (and it's superb for bats too).
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sorry is B1155 to Peterstone, if you look on google maps you can see the house with the field behind on an S bend.

was staying in Blakeney & walked to Morston on the sunday, saw an Owl hunting at lunchtime close to the village, never see them hunting during the day here in winter.

finding the buntings can take a while, I usually turn right off the boards and do a complete circuit, check out the top of the beach as well, only saw a few but someone else had seen 30+
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Donna Nook Seals:

The Kiss
The Kiss

Splash
Splash

Big Yawn
Big Yawn

Seal Pup in sandstorm
Seal Pup
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