Wildfowl and Granddaughters


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Wildfowl and Granddaughters

10 Feb 2014 4:33PM   Views : 727 Unique : 603

Beth is familiar to anyone who has read any of my EPZ camera reviews as she is sometimes roped in at very short notice for some portrait shots. No reviews being done yesterday, but she and I went down to Martin Mere to see what was there to see.

Large numbers of wildfowl seem the norm, so no surprise there, and as I was just using the Pentax MX-1 it was quite difficult to shoot many images of them. Compact cameras are not the ideal choice for action subjects. However, something was possible:

The buildings themselves are as eco-friendly as possible and that's basically a good idea. As long as it doesn't go so far as to mean that the wetlands are prioritised over human needs. The Somerset Levels may be a case where the reality of common sense has become blurred. But Martin Mere seems a sensible enough project.


Spring is starting to break through in some places, only just, but a few shoots and flowers are making an early start:


But for Beth, good as all this was, highlights were getting stuck in a climbing tube of rope and making a nesting box and sun catcher. Good times!



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