Tag Archives: flight photography

Common swift photography

The common swifts returned to our village around about 2nd May this year and within a couple of days, the air was filled with the raucous screaming of these birds, a sound which totally defines summer for me. Each year the swifts nest under the gutters of our Victorian house and this year was no…

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Nikon D500 & Nikkor 200-500 VR lens: first outing

Today was my first outing with the new Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 VR lens. I got both of these new bits of kit just a day ago and was keen to see what both were capable of; the camera for focus accuracy and burst speed and the lens for AF speed, contrast and…

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West Yorkshire wildlife photographer | Yorkshire landscape & nature photographer

West Yorkshire wildlife photographer: Chaffinch in flight As a West Yorkshire wildlife photographer, I am always looking for something new to shoot. Today I spent a bit of time attempting to photograph small birds arriving at the feeders and despite a great deal of frustration, I managed the odd shot I’m pleased with. This is…

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Nikon D4 field test: Gigrin Farm, Wales

I took the brand new D4 for its first outing to see what it was capable of and, as always when I test a new camera body, I went along to Gigrin Farm in Wales to photograph red kites because I know that these magnificent birds will be a) plentiful and b) very fast and…

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  • Carol SaundersApril 11, 2012 - 11:16 pm

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to put this together, I really enjoyed viewing it and, of course the review on the D4 which I’m considering. Also prefer the kites against a natural b/ground and Girgin is a place I’ve been meaning to go. Lovely images.ReplyCancel

A day out at Scarborough

Headed off to Scarborough today for a tour of the harbour in search of any divers or grebes that might be present in the area. However, before hitting the harbour, we detoured to the boating lake in the town where we caught up with the most obliging male garganey which was resting in the scruffy,…

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