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Birds? Lynne? Surely not!

By LynneJoyce  
There are many reasons why I don't usually photograph birds among them being arthritic hands that find attaching a camera to a tripod damned near impossible, not having the patience to sit in a hide for hours and not having a lens that is long enough to capture the details on a woodlouse at half a mile. However, my birthday trip to Northumberland provided opportunities that I simply could not afford to miss so I gave it a try with my 100-400. Here are some of the results.

The opener doesn't make the most striking thumbnail but it is probably the one of which I am most proud. This guy and his/her fellows (Redshank I think) were even more skittish than the Oystercatchers who feature in many of these shots and they kept a considerable distance away. So capturing a reasonable one of one was a real achievement.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these attempts at avian photography.

Tags: Northumberland Crow Sea birds Gull Oystercatcher Seahouses Redshank Alnmouth Wildlife and nature Buston Links

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Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 11:55AM
What a beautiful set Lynne. You walk in beautiful places ...
Awe-inspiring wildlife photography. Isabel GrinGrin
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 12:13PM
Love the simplicity of these Lynne and I've tried many times to capture oystercatchers but the closer you get they will almost certainly fly away!
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 12:14PM
You did well - birds and me with a camera just don't get along, I usually get fresh air. So I really appreciate your achievement!
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
12 Dec 2018 1:20PM
Despite your described difficulties you have managed to capture these shots much better than I would have.
I think your lead image deserves it's slot.
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
12 Dec 2018 1:20PM
An excellent set of images
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
12 Dec 2018 2:00PM
Not the easiest of subjects, especially when they're far away, and not very co-operative! A fine set though, Lynne, and showing off their environment too 👍
Trev 😀
12 Dec 2018 2:09PM
A great set of images Lynne, all very well presented. Pam
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 2:51PM
A great set LynneSmileSmile

GeorgeP 15 62 26 United States
12 Dec 2018 3:13PM
A great set of images and all beautifully presented. I love the final shot. Is that the common-or-garden crow beach-combing? Along the Galveston beach the local grackles have discovered that the beach can throw up tidbits and are often found mixed among the seagulls.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 3:34PM
Lynne, you certainly got some good and interesting shots
some lovely detail... that's all I use is 100-400 mm lens
12 Dec 2018 3:51PM
A charming set. Well captured.
prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
12 Dec 2018 3:59PM
Despite every shortcomings You do your best.
12 Dec 2018 4:11PM
Stunning set of captures, Lynne.
Perfectly presented.
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2018 5:17PM
A wonderful collection of shore birds, very well photographed and presented.

Thanks for sharing Lynne.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
12 Dec 2018 10:06PM
An excellent set of fine images Lynne - The lead image shines for me!!
13 Dec 2018 6:56AM
A smashing lead image for this lovely set, from the queen of diversity.Smile

Very good efforts here Lynne.


P.S. I've recently sold my tripod only having used it twice in the past 20yrs.
13 Dec 2018 2:54PM
Dont use a tripod either, Lynne. What a lovely set, beautiful Oyster Catchers? With the red legs. V.5 is a treat🏆
Dave 🐿
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
13 Dec 2018 9:02PM
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2018 12:44PM
An excellent set, I too am far too impatient for serious bird photography, but enjoy the results of those that do it well.Smile
HenB 13 6
28 Dec 2018 10:29AM
A great set of images Lynne and you don,t need to fill the frame with main subject to make a good picture.
Regards Harry

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