In the garden


Blythman

Link Posted 02/01/2013 - 23:21
Haven't managed to get out much of late, so took some pictures in the garden on New Year's Day. The sun actually shone.



Blue tit by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



House Sparrow in flight by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Blue Tit in flight by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Blue Tit in flight2 by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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davidstorm

Link Posted 02/01/2013 - 23:27
Just fantastic shots Alan, you must have your hide / feeder set in a perfect position. The sunlight brings out the colour and detail in the feathers brilliantly.

Regards
David
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Blythman

Link Posted 02/01/2013 - 23:36
davidstorm wrote:
Just fantastic shots Alan, you must have your hide / feeder set in a perfect position. The sunlight brings out the colour and detail in the feathers brilliantly.

Regards
David

Thanks David. Much appreciated. The hide is the car. Get the sun in the front garden from about lunchtime, but the hedge and conifers which make up the background are still shaded by the house.

Should have said, these were with the DA300 AND k5
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DaveHolmes

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 00:30
If these are what the DA300 is capable of then I need one in my life... These shots are great man!!!
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Mal

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 01:49
Excellent shots Alan , love the top one , fantastic detail ! , need this lens too along with a lot of others ...please ...please let me win the lotto and not just a tenner !!!

davidtrout

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 09:12
They're terrific action shots Alan.
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K10D

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 10:08
Excellent images Alan. These images exceed your usual standards. Well executed work of a very high standard.

Best regards

geordie01

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 10:09
Top notch Alan
I really must get out more with the 300 or the 150-500 but when ever i get the time the light is crap

Stuey

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 12:29
The sun shone

Very nice shots - I spotted a little bit of sunshine yesterday out of the office window - of course it is dark on my way to work and way home again roll on spring/summer
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Blythman

Link Posted 03/01/2013 - 16:19
Thanks for comments folks.

Need to do it again. I was trying to get the bullfinch but he doesn't play fair
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Unlocker

Link Posted 04/01/2013 - 18:51
Loving the flight shots Alan.

Any special technique or are you not telling us about the other 2000 shots ?

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Blythman

Link Posted 04/01/2013 - 20:40
Unlocker wrote:
Loving the flight shots Alan.

Any special technique or are you not telling us about the other 2000 shots ?

Thanks Danny. Pre focus and wait.

Not 2000. But deleted about 100 Kept about 15
Alan


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AuraTodd

Link Posted 05/01/2013 - 10:17
I wish the sun was shining now, as I am dying to get out with camera
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 05/01/2013 - 22:21
Great shots Alan, what we've come to expect from you.

Amazed at the number of birds and species in the garden at "Peter Barratts" yesterday must go back with a camera
Regards
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Frogfish

Link Posted 06/01/2013 - 04:50
#1 and #4 are superb and up to your usual level Alan.

DaveHolmes wrote:
If these are what the DA300 is capable of then I need one in my life... These shots are great man!!!

The DA300* is a 'must have' lens for anyone in the Pentax world that needs a slightly longer lens than a 135/150mm. The WR is superb and IQ top notch .... but for birding it is a touch on the short side unless you can get close and the AF isn't the fastest (but good enough for most shots, every camera misses some).
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