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My bird photos HERE
Oh no.... Maggie got fired out of a cannon
Look Mum, No wings
Brilliant captures PB
Flickr Peak Rambler
Paul A said:
A wee bit grainy, but I like this one. It's pretty much the colour of the Forth estuary on most days.!! :-)
But very atmospheric
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HAZY said:I like it very much also Paul; you have such a magical way of bringing your photos to life - I've gotta lot to learn with photography, composition and also not to get into the habit of cropping everything lol
With photography, you never stop learning, and don't worry about the cropping, sometimes it's a necessity to make the subject clear when photographing in challenging conditions.
Nipped over to Burton Mere Wetlands today and although most folk there reported a very quiet day on the whole we did see a few species albeit not always close enough for photos. On arriving at the car park a Green Woodpecker was being chased by corvids and let out plenty of Yaffling as it flew across from right to left. We also saw a pair of Stonechats fairly close to which were outside Marsh Covert Hide. Two Kestrels were searching for lunch but on the far side of the pool although one did make a fleeting visit nearer our hide but was harassed by a Rook. Pied Wagtails, Lapwings, two Redshanks, Greylags were in view but once again too far for pics. It was only a quick trip over to the Wirral and it got pretty chilly by mid afternoon when we returned home again. Here's a few pics that I managed. I heard a Cetti's Warbler also and saw one butterfly (hard to tell which as it headed across, silhouetted by the sun) and also saw a Migrant or Southern Hawker plus Common Darter - still quite a few insects on the wing around. Think that will change by Friday !
The beautiful Stonechats ………. who's a handsome boy then ? !
and Lady Stonechat …... who's a pretty girl then ?
Goodbye Mrs Stonechat, nice of you to call by !
Bit distant but it did land as it sought out prey a couple of times - no success from what I saw
and bad pic (into the sun) to show you the Rook which had just intercepted the Kestrel's flight path !
pretty hard cropped to see anything in this pic............
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