Friday, 11 April 2008

A Day at Slimbridge WWT

A day spent at Slimbridge yesterday gave me the chance to continue to improve my skills. Easy opportunities presented themselves, or were they? You tell me.

A rook came for a feed.

A family of at least four rats were keeping me amused.

The Goldfinches were in resplendent colour

A Dunnock singing beautifully matched all the more usual subjects.

Wood pigeons jostled with the Rats for food.

The Kingfisher was quite active.

Had a great day. For those of you who might be interested the Canoe trail is now open, Cost £3.00 per boat per hour.

Monday, 7 April 2008

At a loose end.

The last few days have been a bit of a wash out really. I've hardly taken a shot. Opportunities have been few and far between, and the chance to find something new to photograph hasn't really presented itself

So in an effort to improve my skills rather than show something new i stuck with a few easy targets. The Mallard is a beautiful bird, look at the different colours.

The Bramblings colours are also worth a look.

We don't always see the Great Tit as a beautiful bird, but clearly there are a number of colours here.

Just threw a Robin in for good luck. But of course it has it's own colours.

The Blue Tit is beautiful too. Trying to reproduce this beauty in picture is, I guess, what photography is all about.

I'm always impressed by other peoples photos that show vibrant colour. I guess that lighting is what it's all about.