Sunday, 30 March 2014

Little Grebe with the Catch of the Day

Picture of a Little Grebe after catching a fish.
Taken from behind the Reedbed Screen at RSPB Old Moor,Barnsley,UK.
Original Raw file was Cropped for composition and saved to jpeg using Canon's DPP.
Adobe Photoshop for fine tuning levels/contrast/saturation and sharpening.
Camera: Canon 7D.
Lens: Canon 100-400mm
Photographer: Alan Hinchliffe

 Manual Mode
Aperture: f5.6
ISO 400
Shutter: 1/800
Focal Length: 400mm

Manual Mode
Aperture: f5.6
ISO 400
Shutter: 1/800
Focal Length: 400mm

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Shots from Chester Zoo 09/03/2014

Best of my shots from a day out at Chester Zoo.






Red Panda

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 07/03/2014

Some shots from an afternoon at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.


A wild Kestrel that hangs around the South American Viva
usually catching big worms to eat.

Tschuna the female Amur Tiger
with blood on her whiskers from a recent feed.

Wood Pigeon after some food in the Lemur Woods.

Rigtail Lemurs enjoying a bit of sunshine.

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

RSPB Old Moor 01/03/2014

Spent the morning at my local RSPB Old Moor reserve,one of the best i've been to so far,
i also loved it at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
Here are some shots from the Morning Walk.
Address: Old Moor Ln, Barnsley, S73 0YF

Tufted Duck

Great Tit


Reed Bunting



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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Shots From The Shed 26/02/2014

Started taking more bird shots from the shed in the garden.
These were taken in about 2 hours spent in the shed.
The Bokeh in the background is created by the sun shinning on the
leaves on the hedgerow.

Common Starlings


Great Tit


House Sparrow

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 16/02/2014

Had a day out at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Car parks £7.50 all day parking and it was pretty full even for a cold February morning.
No Entry Fee and you really do need all day,it's a big place with lots of things to see.
Personally i went for the walk and to see what wildlife was around and this is what i got shots of.

Tufted Duck

There were 2 islands with nesting Grey Herons on the lower lake and a small hide on the upper lake.
Lots of Grey Herons.

View up the Lower Lake from Head Bridge

Canada Goose

and a Goosander doing a flyby

There were also some Highland coo's or cows however you prefer to say it,
that you can get close to.

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Expertshield Screen Protectors

Lets talk screen protectors,i mean i have had 3 screen protectors for my smartphone in the past and all ended up in the bin due to bubbles and even factory fitted ones pealing after a couple of weeks,so i was asked to trial a couple of Expertshield Canon 7d screen protectors.I said yes i'll trial them, could have been a disaster because i am pretty useless at fitting these things.I received two 7d screen protectors one for my camera and one for my partners.
Excellently packaged all looked top quality one for the top LCD screen and one for the back screen plus a lint free cloth.So top screen first,went on very easy but it is kinda small so i expected that to go well anyway,the back screen,gave it a quick wipe with the lint free cloth that came with the protectors made sure it was dust free,lined the edges up and just let it fall on to the screen.Amazingly it was like vacuum sealing something it just sucked up to the screen with no bubbles at all.I thought this must have been a fluke so i tried the same thing on the next camera and exactly the same result.I personally have never thought of buying screen protectors for my camera i mean i pay insurance on my equipment and usually use it till its only good for scrapping.But i do see the point if you exchange or sell to buy new,these would help with the overall resale value of equipment.So my conclusion is it worth £6.95 for these protectors i would say yes i would fully recommend these protectors.The shots of my camera with the screen protectors on.

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