Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Wales.


Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 12:05
Not posted any pics here for a long time but Just got back from a few days in Wales (hence the daft title). Took the K-1, 150-450mm and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. Sky was a bit grey most of the time, would have liked to have got about a bit more but family always seem to get in the way of photography

Anyway, a few pictures .....

Strumble Head Lighthouse by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Llandissilio Chapel by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Cenarth Falls on the border of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Fishguard - Wales by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

And then on to somewhere I did insist on going ... a Red kite feeding station up in the hills. The K-1 and 150-450mm did struggle with the speed of the birds but I took enough shots to get quite a few keepers (all very heavy crops). Just 3 from many.

Red Kite - Llanddeusant Llangadog by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Red Kite - Llanddeusant Llangadog by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Red Kite - Llanddeusant Llangadog by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Must get round to posting my RIAT 2018 shots some time.
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Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 12:07
The Cenarth falls and the kites are superb Mike, excellent shooting


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Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 12:36
What a great selection, you had a very rewarding trip to Wales. I particularly like the red kites in action.
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Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 12:42
Chrism8 wrote:
The Cenarth falls and the kites are superb Mike, excellent shooting

My picks as well - great photos.


Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 14:14
Stunning !!
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Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 19:45
Mike-P wrote:
Sky was a bit grey most of the time,

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Link Posted 11/10/2018 - 14:35
I particularly like the monochromes - the lighthouse image has a great sense of space and depth to it.
And that first red kite is a stunner!


Link Posted 12/10/2018 - 20:02
Thanks for the comments, a good few days but I must say it was great to see the red kites feeding.
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Link Posted 12/10/2018 - 21:12
That 1st bird image is fabulous! One things for sure, if I ever went to Wales I wouldn't come back with any shots like that!

Really good to see the K1 and lenses being put through their paces Mike.
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Link Posted 14/10/2018 - 14:11
Very nice bird images but the Lighthouse stands out for me. At first i thought you may have used a ND filter to achieve movement in the sky but I see it was at 1/350. Lovely image.

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Link Posted 14/10/2018 - 19:13
Those kite shots are great. I went to one near Rhayader a year or two back, ended up just having to keep taking photos, it was virtually impossible to track any of them.
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Link Posted 15/10/2018 - 20:39
Nice set - Cenarth Falls is absolutely lovely.


Link Posted 31/10/2018 - 16:36
Forgot about the thread, meant to say thanks to all that commented ... appreciate it.

Looks like we may be going again in March, hopefully I will get a day in the botanical gardens.
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Link Posted 31/10/2018 - 19:07
Cracking set, hard to pick a fav, but it would be 1 of the kites.
A well spent day out.
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