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The Sunshade

The Sunshade by KatieR

Good to see you are still taking photos of m'sh4ooms.

I enjoyed this image.

Fibonacci spiral self-portrait

Fibonacci spiral self-portrait by Darrell

Yep - I'll go with that.

Two Shrooms

Two Shrooms by steve_eb

Super shots - especially the first.
As you say the water droplets really finish it of.
Fabulous colors.

Epping Forest

Epping Forest by cameraman

Agree about the rain and the light at Epping.
Beguiling colours.

Epping Forest

Epping Forest by Tony_M

Splendid shot, worth missing the car park for!!
Agree about the backdrops.

Good to see you again.

Tea in Epping Forest

Tea in Epping Forest by Pete


Rusty! That's what the weather does to everything at all Epping forest meets.

Good to meet you.



Swallow by Gio

Good effort - tricky little blighters.


Mythical Creature

Mythical Creature by marriedandhappy

Between 2% and 3% of swans are killed annually by - other swans!!

They may look fluffy and white, with ever so cute chicks, but this photo is all about turf wars, and its deadly serious.

The aim of the one on top is to drown the one below.


inscrutable cat

inscrutable cat by blackbird

Super portrait - made me smile.

Black headed gull

Black headed gull by danielwaters

I was just having a general rummage around past uploaded phots and ran across yours.

Yes - know the problem - I have lots of shots like this:




Winding the shutter speed up helped

But the common factor was the 100-400mm canon lens, which was always a bit soft especially wide open @400m. I found that using the centre focusing point also helped because using them all meant that the lens would pick up on the water closer to the camera and not the bird.

Anyhow, things improved dramatically when I switched to a 400mm F5.6 canon lens. Its autofocus speed is blistering and it sharp wider open. Try this example link or this one link.

Male Mallard

Male Mallard by SueSelley

Like the depth of field and the general colour scheme.
But, to me it looks a fraction (1/3rd of a stop) over exposed. The lighter coloured wing feathers look a little too bright.

Still, nice shot though.



Wagtail by bertty

mmm... any idea what the diagonal and vertical bands are in the background?



Minutus by Greyheron

Supa dupa shoot.

As always, great exposue and colours.



Keeley by heids

Love the colour - love the background. We have 4 14+ year old cats. They take on a certain gravitas when the get old!

Nice shot.


Ready for my Closeup

Ready for my Closeup by alliec

Handheld! - Either you have nerves of steel or the bug moves!



Saphie by MandsH

Nice tone work - suitably soppy!!

We have 4 cats - I know what you mean.


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Help with bird ID26/04/2011 - 10:29 PM
Aquapac?20/02/2011 - 10:47 AM
What are you listening to?14/08/2010 - 8:47 PM
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what was your first digital camera09/05/2010 - 7:58 PM
Terrapins in the Wild in the UK02/05/2010 - 11:17 PM
Canon 17-40L22/04/2010 - 8:43 PM
Flying Bug Identification Appreciated19/04/2010 - 12:23 AM
Red Kites04/03/2010 - 12:49 AM
The end of the DSLR ?05/02/2010 - 7:05 PM
6th Annual Epz Epping Forest Trip - 25th October25/10/2009 - 9:10 AM
Advice for the Woburn/Stoke Hammond Area30/07/2009 - 7:19 PM
Mounting a print of card - it can't be this difficult!!03/06/2009 - 8:54 PM
Hi from sunny Hertfordshire09/04/2009 - 8:08 PM
My website: Hoping someone might buy something one day!03/02/2009 - 8:40 PM
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Added Date: 29/09/2010 - 12:03 AM

Hi Sparklep,

Good to hear from you. Life's busy these days - don't get much time to get to Tring reservoirs or Cassiobury Park these days.

Hope you are well and your photo efforts fruitfull.




Added Date: 29/01/2009 - 1:06 AM


What a splendid portfolio. Since we met some years ago at Tring reservoir I have intermittently dip in and out of your portfolio. You look like your are really enjoying your photography.

Thank you for your kind comments on my latest 'cat' effort



Added Date: 28/05/2008 - 12:41 AM

Some lovely images. Very enjoyable.



Added Date: 28/04/2008 - 5:08 PM


just had a quick flick thru your portfolio.

I had the opportunity to go to Vabbinfaru in the Maldives last November and your super images bring back some great memories. I had a go at some underwater stuff but could achieve nothing like your splendid quality.




Added Date: 27/01/2008 - 9:25 PM

Like the strong tones and colours in your work. very nice and restful to look at.