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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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Lakeside

Posted Wednesday 19th March 2008 at 19:39 by Denny Woodthorpe
Well, here I am, set up at the caravan. The weather isn't great (in fact it's aweful!)
I decided to set my camera gear up and sit out for a couple of hours. I set the perch amongst the daffodils and baited it with a few maggots. The only bird interested was the robin, but I was happy with the result. (See the gallery).
I'm very pleased to have sorted out how to use off-camera FP flash. It means I can use a shutter speed of 500th of a second to freeze the motion, even though the Canon...
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Typical!

Posted Friday 14th March 2008 at 11:23 by Denny Woodthorpe
Just because I've packed all my photographic gear away ready for tomorrow, the wind has dropped, the sun is shining and I've just seen the first goldfinch of the winter sitting at a feeder in the garden! It's too late to get it all out again now and I think the wife would be rather annoyed if I left her to the rest of the packing. Still, there's always tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.
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Packing

Posted Wednesday 12th March 2008 at 10:52 by Denny Woodthorpe
Well, that's all my photographic gear packed away ready for the weekend. I'll be moving to my caravan on Saturday for at least two weeks. The idea is to put into practice the methods I have been experimenting with this winter in the garden.
Retirement is great! I get to fish and photograph all day long. That is when I'm not playing golf.
You could say I am a full time photographer now, as I get to do it every day of the week.
I finished off yesterday getting the photograph...
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Beginning Blogging

Posted Tuesday 11th March 2008 at 12:30 by Denny Woodthorpe
Well, here goes. I've decided to start a blog to follow my attempts at bird photography this year.
At the moment I am sat in the conservatory at home watching the birds in the garden. The collared doves are getting very amorous and the blackbird is collecting grass. Spring is in the air.
I have my camera set up with a long cable release, focussed on a branch at the bottom of the garden. hidden on the back of the branch is a tiny plastic pot with some "pinkies" (small maggots)...
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