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This blog is intended to follow my progress this year in my pursuit of obtaining some worthwhile bird photographs.
Very much a beginner, with limited funds but almost unlimited time, I want to capture photographs that are more than mere record shots. I am not expecting many rare or even unusual species, but want to do justice to any bird that cares to pose for me.
Wish me luck and good light.
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Missed opportunities

Posted Monday 20th February 2012 at 16:16 by Denny Woodthorpe
It is really annoying when you have the opportunity to get a shot you would really like, but fate gets in the way. Driving in to town this morning (shopping!) I noticed a bird in a hedge by the side of the road. A beautiful male bullfinch sitting in full view on a nice branch. I couldn't stop, even to point it out to the wife, as there was a car right behind - and I didn't have my camera with me anyway. For a while afterwards, I had the image imprinted on my mind.
At the moment my photography is restricted to the garden, partly by my equipment and partly by the fact that I have not been very lucky in stalking birds. I know I really need to get out and practise more. Perhaps in the spring, when I can take Billie, the wife, with me for walks, I will try to wander around more.
I also had a new visitor to the garden the other day - a male pheasant. He didn't come out far enough to have his photo taken, but I was very pleased to see him, nonetheless.
I have sent off for some poster sized prints of out of focus backgrounds that I want to try out and they should arrive tomorrow. Watch this space!
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