Two from a Nature Reserve walk


Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 13:09
Struggling to "see" good images recently so hoped a trip to a nearby nature reserve (Knapp and Papermill) would inspire me, but only managed a handful of shots none of them up to much. Managed to miss the shot of a huge Bird of Prey that flew towards us along the river bank in the canopy and the little furry creature that wandered across the path - so only static subjects captured

Hope to go back again shortly armed with a newly purchased Siggy Biggy (yes I've fallen off the wagon)


Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 13:44
2nd image for me, lovely light through the trees.

Shame on the BOP, more than likley a buzzard or perhaps a kite, the furry thing was prob a rat or a vole / mouse and maybe a snack for the BOP 😊

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Last Edited by Chrism8 on 30/08/2021 - 13:45


Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 19:24
No 2 for me, too. A very good picture . I'm still trying to work it out. Is water involved???



Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 20:04
Thanks both for the comments - yes Steve it's a river shot through some leaves and making use of the log reflections. Here's one in landscape format with more exposure and less processing....

thanks for the offer Chris - what I'm going to do is "test the water" with the Siggy (as it was relatively cheap) to see if the range and aperture allow me to capture what I'm after. If it does then I'll assess whether the quality is good enough, and if not I'll be after the Pentax biggy (there's a touch of inevitably about this journey I suspect) - so I may be in touch in the future


Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 21:11
Also 1st image for me. It pulls you through it.

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Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 21:40
Second for me, it's the unusual composition that make you ponder on it
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Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 23:32
cardiffgareth wrote:
Second for me, it's the unusual composition that make you ponder on it

+ 1


Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 10:44
2nd for me as well. Well spotted, it really draws you into the image.

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Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 14:12
Without criticising the quality of the photos in any way, (in fact, I think the second "peephole" view is very effective), I can't help but notice and decry the presence of the dreaded, invasive himalayan balsam plant which seems to be taking over wherever there is a drop of water to moisten the ground. Our local streams, canals, lakes and reservoirs are dominated in places by the awful stuff. Staff at the new RHS gardens at Bridgewater, Salford told us recently they are tearing out their hair trying to control it as it invades from the British Rail-owned land next door.

Looks like your local nature reserve could be headed the same way, John!


Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 17:33
Yes 2nd image for me too. I can just imagine I am peering through the shade to the sunlit area.

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Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 12:30
Beautiful photography
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