Wildlife Part III

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Sorry about the quality, but had a new visitor to our garden at the weekend.....

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After months of trying managed to get a half decent Kingfisher shot
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Wow! Very impressive. Beautiful bird.
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Thanks, they are gorgeous aren't they! I'd seen one a few times, but normally just flying away. This time I had time for quite a few photo's.
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Wish I had the patience for wildlife - the elusive buggers are too prone to running and/or flying away - and long lenses cost serious £££...

(deleted mention of my photos as realised this is the wildlife thread)
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ixi wrote:After months of trying managed to get a half decent Kingfisher shot
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Great stuff :clap:
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Thanks DY. Andy tried to check your photo's but couldn't locate which ones.
Nipped up to the Farnes a couple of weeks ago and got some puffin shots.

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There's no wildlife on my flickr ixi which is why I deleted the mention of it. I thought I was in the other thread - I only come here to admire other people's wildlife skills, not to participate :)

Love the first puffin in flight btw.

I recently bought a new Sony A77ii and was lucky enough to get one of the first production models. The "big new feature" on it is very advanced focus tracking, and I keep getting asked on sony forums how it is at tracking Birds In Flight. I tried some ladies on trapezes in the dark and it wasn't bad at that...
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It's ok Andy, I know it wasn't wildlife, but it I'm sure it's a wilder life than I'm used to. I just went to look at the photo's you mentioned. Thanks about the flying one, took 1300 photo's over 24 hours, law of averages says some might be decent :)

Quick question, do you just know lots of attractive women or are they paid models? sorry to be nosey.
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They're mostly wannabe or amateur models who normally contact me through word of mouth or because they've seen photos of their friends on facebook, and money rarely changes hands.

You don't need such expensive lenses as you do for wildlife :)

(sorry to everyone for dragging this off topic - I'll stop now)
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Spotted Flycatchers nesting by my greenhouse at work again this year, tried out the panasonic remote shooting app on my new compact this morning, great for setting the camera up and hiding away to take pics.

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Some wildlife encountered between Aviemore and Cromarty last week. Particularly pleased to snap a pine marten as they'd hitherto eluded me and I lured this one out into daylight with jam sandwiches

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Great captures DY. Especially love the Pine Marten. :thumbs:
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Love the first dolphin one. I know how difficult they can be to catch out of the water. The pine marten is brilliant.
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would love to see a Pine Marten like that.

Garden Orb Spiders have appeared again, always seems to be this time of year. One that has set up home over my wheelie bin is a real monster :gag:

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Found this on the wall this morning.

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After a bit of searching I found out it's the caterpillar of the Buff-Tip moth.

Love the spider shots.
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I was clearing a shrub in the garden when this chap popped out.

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After a few bad years Barn Owls in my boxes are doing very well, checked some this morning hoping to find small second broods and found one site with 5 youngsters, should be a bumper season.

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So envious!
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They are adorable.
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