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Meets in Somerset ?

deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 11:21AM

We have just moved to Somerset and I was wondering if there are any meets near me, I am near Ilminster if not is there someone out there who fancies showing me where you can get some good wildlife shots or anything you can think of I am going stir crazy not knowing places to go here Smile

Regards Charlotte

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adrian_w Plus
9 3.7k 4 Scotland
23 Feb 2014 11:27AM
Are you into underwater photography????
deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 11:30AM
Ha ha are you referring to the floods or are you being serious? if you are bing serious I have never done it so do not have the equipment for that sorry Smile

Regards Charlotte
23 Feb 2014 11:42AM
I used to live in Seavington St.Micheal (Four miles away from Ilminster), and spent a lot of time wandering the many lanes looking for photo' opportunities. Took a lot of nice countryside and wildlife shots.
Good luck in your new home,

23 Feb 2014 11:46AM
I think your nearest 'club' is in Taunton, although I was never a member.

deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 11:53AM
Hi Fred

I have been advised to go to Taunton and plan to at some time but at the moment I get lost leaving Ilton where we live so I think it will be a little while before it go to a club, my sense of direction it hopeless Smile I have a Tomtom but don't trust them fully as this is the third one in as many months let's hope this one is not faulty too!

As for wondering about with the camera I don't feel safe doing this on my own anymore and was hoping to find someone like minded who wanted company I could team up with them as I used to do with a friend before I moved here Smile

Regards Charlotte
min 6 522 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 12:36PM
Hi Charlotte

I live just a few miles from you in Chard, The Chard reservoir is a good place it has a bird hide also a feeding station for birds and squirrels.
or there is the Chard to Ilminster cycle track which is about 5 miles long.
hope this helps.

maggie x
deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 2:55PM
Thanks Maggie
We looked at the reservoir the other day but we had the dog with us didn't get the chance to go to the hid as you can't take dogs past certain points, we will go again dog less and have a look I really love sitting in the hides watching the birds sometimes I forget to take pics they are so interesting to watch Smile
Well I might see you there one day Smile

Charlotte xx
min 6 522 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 3:32PM
Hi Charlotte

a couple of other places that you might like to check out Wayford rhododendron woods not far from a village called Winsham also http://www.deer-rescue.com/

maggie x
deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 3:39PM
Thank you Maggie that looks great right up my street, is that where you went to take your deer pics?
I really appreciate this it is not to far from us Smile

Charlotte xx
min 6 522 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2014 4:01PM
Hi Charlotte
yes thats where the deer pics came from, also wayford woods is only a couple of minutes away from the deer place.
i have sent you a private message Grin

maggie x
779HOB 5 1.2k United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 12:57PM
I'm in Taunton don't do wildlife but think they have hides at Wimbleball Lake and of course there's the Quantock Hills and all of Exmoor.

I'm not a member of the Taunton club but I think they have a waiting list - Taunton Camera club site
deavilin 13 343 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 6:59PM
Hi Andrew

Thanks for this, I have not yet joined a club, been to busy getting sorted outSmile
I do most kinds of photography plus fiddling and diddling in CS, I really want to try doing some slow speed water shots so I shall be making my way to the beach to have a trySmile
I will have a look at the link for the lake thank you Smile

Regards Charlotte

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