Imagine having all this on your own doorstep!!...


steven9761

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 12:29
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2012/03/23/gallery-husband-and-...

Nearest I get to wildlife on my front doorstep is the occasional drunken fight outside the Red Lion pub!!

fritzthedog

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 12:34
I don't get stags in the garden but I did have a 3ft tall peacock decided to live on my roof for a few days last year - made a hell of a noise walking around!

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

gartmore

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 12:37
We have deer in the City Necropolis in the heart of Glasgow's city centre, no one has any idea how they got there. They would have had to cross the M8.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

steven9761

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 12:45
gartmore wrote:
We have deer in the City Necropolis in the heart of Glasgow's city centre, no one has any idea how they got there. They would have had to cross the M8.

My mum lives up in Provanmill, Ken. Her house overlooks Robroyston Park, and we've seen foxes, deer, sheep, heilan' coo's, and I think recently there were reports of a wolf (although I think it's more likely to have been a "Provanmill Poodle" aka an alsatian!!)

Frogherder

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 14:01
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They would have had to cross the M8

I wouldn't have thought that a problem in the small wee hours these animals generally wander about.

I once spent the best part of an hour on the M25 whilst police moved some deer (smallish ones, I wasn't close enough to see, but quite fun to watch) back into a wood at about 6am

Bernard

gartmore

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 14:27
steven9761 wrote:
gartmore wrote:
We have deer in the City Necropolis in the heart of Glasgow's city centre, no one has any idea how they got there. They would have had to cross the M8.

My mum lives up in Provanmill, Ken. Her house overlooks Robroyston Park, and we've seen foxes, deer, sheep, heilan' coo's, and I think recently there were reports of a wolf (although I think it's more likely to have been a "Provanmill Poodle" aka an alsatian!!)

I'm amazed the locals haven't captured, slaughtered and eaten the lot!
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

gartmore

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 14:32



Not exotic but still a surprise to see on my neighbour's chimney
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
Last Edited by gartmore on 23/03/2012 - 14:43

Col K10

Link Posted 23/03/2012 - 20:06
Pretty large doorstep, are they claiming the whole of the Cairngorms as theirs? I tend to regard doorstep as not requiring the igniting of petrol. Still I would love authorship of any of those shots and the Capercaillie...well that's just not fair.

Caught creeping under my lounge window


Colin
"If a picture paints a 1000 words why have I run out of bookshelves."

Cherguevara

Link Posted 25/03/2012 - 16:09
Great pics

Smeggypants

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 07:16
steven9761 wrote:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2012/03/23/gallery-husband-and-...

Nearest I get to wildlife on my front doorstep is the occasional drunken fight outside the Red Lion pub!!

I'd rather snap the fight outside the Red Lion than snap yet another lesser spotted throat warbler to the add to the collection of the millions of other shots of the lesser spotted throat warblers on the plane.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 07:17
gartmore wrote:



Not exotic but still a surprise to see on my neighbour's chimney

Now that is a great pic. Superb composition, depth and mood
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

gartmore

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 10:15
Thanks Smeggy, it really was a snap shot; or as close as you can get to a snap shot with a 500mm mirror lens.

Although I've cloned it out, I discovered that sensor dust shows up as a black donut!
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
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