Thursday, January 02, 2014

Training...



Out and about with JWR today taking a few pics with the new camera. It might be a steep learning curve to get the hang of the settings etc, but I am inspired by the likes of Gary Woodburn and Warren Baker's excellent shots on their blogs so I am expecting to improve sooner or later ( probably much later).

Today, there wasn't much close enough to 'bag' other than these nice Goldfinches on a large patch of teasel. I also bumped into a flock of 30+ Bramblings on a roadside but they lifted up into the tree tops against the light before I could get anywhere near...

Other birds of note today were 10+ Goosander on Branton Pits ( unlike the drake at Morpeth, chips will not get them any closer).






5 comments:

Wilma said...

ystIWith your artist's eye for composition, you are already pretty far along. Very pleasing photos.

Mary McAndrew said...

Hi Simon, I still have your site linked on mine, I saw it today and thought I'd pop in to say hello! Glad you're still posting! I miss Northumberland so much, haven't been able to come back over for two years now :-(
I'm working on illustrating children's stories and poems I wrote and learning feltmaking.
I wish you many birds in the new year! Keep in touch.

Dean Stables said...

Nice sharp pics, Stewart.

Warren Baker said...

Had 6 Goosander here today Stewart, should I take some chips out with me tomorrow ? :-)

PS: keep some of your first efforts at bird photography, then in six months time compare them to what you are achieving at that time, you'll be surprised by the results :-)

dont forget to experiment with the exposure compensation :-)

Stewart said...

Wilma - Thank you but drawing is easier than photography!
Mary - Hi, sorry to hear you dont get here anymore? I wont ask....
Dean - Ta, must do better ;)
Warren - I've only ever seen one come to food, its ridiculous. I'll keep trying as you suggest...Cheers.