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Raphael Golez08/09/2021 15:13:30
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Does anyone here do wildlife and bird photography or bird watching?

Derek Lane08/09/2021 15:30:29
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Not bird watching in the true sense but do enjoy watching the birds that visit the bird feeder we have in the garden.

Edited By Derek Lane on 08/09/2021 15:30:48

JA08/09/2021 15:37:54
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Yes, in not too serious manner.

My avatar image is my own work. It is a drake Pintail in spring, breeding, plumage.

Enough said. This is hardly model engineering.


Saxalby08/09/2021 16:49:53
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Been known to lurk in the forests to get a few pics


Raphael Golez08/09/2021 17:21:22
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Great to hear that you guys enjoy bird watching or wild life photography. I will share several of my photos here.


Optics: 500mm f/4 P ED IF

Manual Focus and hand held panning

1/4000s, ISO 6400, f/6.3

Stunning bird, but I gather that they are threatened UK species.


Raphael Golez08/09/2021 17:22:22
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Posted by Saxalby on 08/09/2021 16:49:53:

Been known to lurk in the forests to get a few pics


Beautiful Grey Heron Saxalby!

pgk pgk08/09/2021 18:12:13
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Not a bird watcher but snap the odd interest... young woodpecker;
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Nicholas Farr08/09/2021 23:17:07
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Hi Raphael, I'm not into bird watching or wildlife photography pre se, but if I get the chance to take a photo of something that I think is of interest, I will. These three photos I took with my Canon IXUS 170, the first two were on the Dove River near Marston on Dove (Burton on Trent) October 2016 when a workmate and myself were installing Dam-boards and their frames in a new Eel-pass that had been built there and the third one was taken on the shore of Lake Garda, between Garda and Bardolino, Italy on the 3rd September 2017 when I was on holiday there.

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Regards Nick.

peak408/09/2021 23:55:11
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Yes, I'm spending more time out of doors than in the workshop at the moment.
Currently trying to learn how to capture dragons in flight; with not much success to be fair.
This is one of the more acceptable ones.
Common Hawker

Lots of other stuff in my Flickr Account.


Raphael Golez09/09/2021 06:11:28
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Wow, brilliant shot Nicholas, the grey heron and little egret are just stunning!

Hi Bill, thats an amazing shot, wish I could have the same shot. Can you explain how did you managed this shot...I mean the process, settings and how did you time this? Looks like a southern hawker.

Ady109/09/2021 06:59:26
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See stuff with the dogs as we go here and there, the missus does the david bailey bits

Thats a cracking dragonfly photo


Michael Gilligan09/09/2021 08:21:05
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Posted by peak4 on 08/09/2021 23:55:11:


Currently trying to learn how to capture dragons in flight; …
This is one of the more acceptable ones.


Looks like you are succeeding, Bill

That’s a lovely composition


Nicholas Farr09/09/2021 08:48:11
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Hi Bill, have to agree that your dragon fly is really good.

Regards Nick.

Nicholas Farr09/09/2021 09:20:31
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Hi Raphael, thanks for your comment on the heron and the little egret. The heron was a real point and shoot photo and was 15M to 20M away on the other side of the river from us and it flew off only a moment or so after I took the shot and I must admit, I was well chuffed at how good it turned out. I guess the little egret was more used to people as that was from 5M or so away.

Regards Nick.

Raphael Golez09/09/2021 10:50:51
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Wow, just excellent photos gents!

pgk, lovely to see this photo. Thanks for sharing!

Raphael Golez09/09/2021 10:55:28
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Some action shot I did capture with a 500mm f/4 lens.

Starling trying to fly away when a joggers passes by._dt18368.jpeg

Nicholas Farr09/09/2021 11:09:19
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Hi Raphael, that's a good action shoot and two for the price of one, if you get my drift.

Regards Nick.

Bill Phinn09/09/2021 12:15:07
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Posted by peak4 on 08/09/2021 23:55:11:

Lots of other stuff in my Flickr Account.


Very enjoyable to look at, Bill. I especially liked the dipper and the fungi...and the two whitethroats sparring on a later page.

Edited By Bill Phinn on 09/09/2021 12:19:34

Simon Collier09/09/2021 12:56:41
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I'm a bird watcher but a fairly passive one. I don't photograph them except to snap one with my phone, such as yesterday when a male King parrot was feeding in a bush just outside my workshop door. I should make a list of birds I have seen in our fairly small yard over the years. Quite a few.

Henry Brown09/09/2021 13:31:06
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Some lovely photos! We used to plan holiday around looking for UK birds, we are lucky in that we live in a rural area so get to see most common wildlife locally on walks. This is a shot of a Little Owl I took sat on our wood pile last year:


This is a Roe deer taken through my rather grubby workshop window earlier this year:

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