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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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Bored in Belgium

Posted Monday 14th May 2012 at 11:59 by Denny Woodthorpe
I'm spending the week in Belgium, babysitting for my daughter and son-in-law who are away in Venice! I have my camera here and they have a decent garden, but with four(!) cats, it is a brave bird that ventures to the feeders.
I am just going to sit out in the sun to try and practice my flight photography as there are several magpies flying to and fro. A blackcap flew into the hedge yesterday and I heard a cuckoo quite close last night, so this area would be a great place to do some serious photography if it wasn't for the cats. Last winter my daughter even had a crested tit in the garden.
Damned cats!
I intend to try shooting at f8 this afternoon without IS switched on. I will report back on how it goes.
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