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Old 08-05-2010, 14:48   #1041
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Not used my camera since feb when I went to Texel! But here is a shot of the Peregrine Falcon we got lucky enough to stumble across and photography, before it flew off!

Peregrine Falcon in the rain, Texel, Holland

D3, 600 + 1.4x TC, 1/100. f6.3, ISO 280 - used slow shutter to get rain streaks.

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Old 08-05-2010, 15:28   #1042
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Superb fly, Fozzy !
Cheers... sorry, haven't been looking in the photo forum much recently and missed the reply.

Beautiful shot of the Peregrine - I've only seen a quick flash of one so very jealous! The feather patterning is gorgeous!

Took a few pics of the Moorhen chicks in the park earlier. Pretty awful light but managed to get quite close to this youngster posing on an old tyre:

Didn't I see you on the Muppets?

As I was creeping closer to take that a female Blackbird came to see what I was doing so I took a snap of her too:

The observer

Oh, and on Thursday I finally got close enough to a Blackcap to get a fair shot. Still heavily cropped but first pic of a female I've got and far, far better than the other photos I've managed of them:

Poser in the Alder

all taken with Nikon D300 and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

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Old 08-05-2010, 16:57   #1043
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Excellent capture of the falcon

Don't think I've ever seen a blackcap fozzy (well not knowingly anyway!). Well done
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Thanks Arthur. They're a bird you have to hunt out as they do tend to hide away but they've got a very loud song and I hear lots around here - on my short walks along the river to town this spring I've often been hearing four or five singing.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:51   #1045
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thought this might be of interest in this thread -

Booming bittern: UK Minsmere wetlands film exclusive
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I saw that programme, was pretty interesting.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:09   #1047
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Lots of baby birds in my garden now, the Starlings are particularly noticeable as they are really noisy and run around after their parents begging for food. Quite a few were sitting on the fence near my back door:

Fence-sitter
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Old 16-05-2010, 08:34   #1048
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Canon 70D and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

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Fozzy, jealous of the amount of birds you get in your garden!

Also...shocking articles doing the rounds making out a UK photographer risked his life taking photos of various dangerous animals.

Inspired me to write an article about it being right or wrong to have full disclosure on such photos.

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Old 16-05-2010, 18:07   #1050
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John, nice shots. Brighten the eye on the first one and it'll stand out even more!
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Gorgeous shots of the Wheatears John!

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Fozzy, jealous of the amount of birds you get in your garden!
I've got quite a few feeders here and they know a good thing when they see it. I know some people who have insane numbers and species though and my garden is quieter than it was last year. At one point I had over 120 birds in the garden (about 40ft square), mostly Sparrows and Starlings!

Here's a few recent snaps...

baby Blackbird in the local park:
Wot you gawpin' at?

Make sure you get my best side...

and a Brown Rat with a slice of bread on the pond:
Ratty snags a raft

and if it's ok, a vid clip in glorious 'wobblyrama' I took from my back door of the baby Starlings on the fence:

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Went on a walk around a nature reserve on my day off to try out my new Sigma 70-300 and got a few I'm quite happy with. Spent most of the day trying to sneak up on the heron but just about got him in the end.















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Good stuff again John!

Here's a shot from Texel. We watched 8 or so Hare chase one female around over several fields, through wire fences etc all the while really boxing each other about. It was a fantastic sight to see and although they were quite far off and the light was pretty flat I still took a good sequence of images to capture the behaviour. In this particular shot you can see one male mating with the female as a second jumps on to him (that was after trying to mate with the female 'through' the other male, looking like he was actually mating with the male!) and others watch before taking their turn to jump in as and when the opportunity arises. The action was fast and furious and these guys were jumping, boxing and chasing at alarming speeds.

Fantastic to watch, just wish I had better images to show. This is cropped 50% and contrast enhanced as it was very flat and lifeless before.

D3, 600 + 1.4x TC

More shots and a write up on the week here.


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couple of shots of Spotted Flycatchers which arrived this week, used to be quite a few pairs at work but declined a lot in last few years, always late back but numbers seem better this year.

took a long time sitting & waiting but eventually one of the pair sat quite close.

fly

fly2

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From Dartmoor Wildlife Park

Relaxing European Brown Bear
Relaxing Bear

Jaguar stalking
Stalking

Amur Tiger in deep thought
In Deep Thought

Cheetah
Cheetah

Asian Short-Clawed Otter
Asian Short-Clawed Otter

Peacock
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couple of shots of Spotted Flycatchers which arrived this week, used to be quite a few pairs at work but declined a lot in last few years, always late back but numbers seem better this year.

took a long time sitting & waiting but eventually one of the pair sat quite close.
Excellent shots - I've only seen these once and they flew away before I could get my camera out.
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Whitethroat

Managed to capture this 'Whitethroat' this evening. It's a shame about the shadow.



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This is my fave - interesting angle, and nicely cropped/framed.

Generally, I think wildlife photographers have a really tough time of things - the main problem being that the BBC/Natgeo dedicate a whole team a full calendar year to make a 30min nature documentary. This pushes expectations through the roof, and any animal shot is 'competing' with a 1000 or more images we all have in our heads from the world's finest photographers & videographers over the years.

And there's only so much you can do creatively whilst photographing animals - just getting a single usable shot from the unfriendly conditions in the field is pretty much a triumph on its own !
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