Wildlife


Chrism8

Link Posted 21/03/2021 - 11:32
Captured whist sat in a hide waiting for a woodpecker for 6 hours yesterday which never showed, all K1 + Pentax 150 - 450 F4.5 / F5.6 @ F8 - 800 ISO

Vole




Dunnock




Blue Tit




Robin




I did move the distracting brighter log after this shot but Mr Robin didn't come back !!
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

Mike-P

Link Posted 21/03/2021 - 11:42
Chrism8 wrote:
Captured whist sat in a hide waiting for a woodpecker for 6 hours yesterday which never showed,

Hate it when that happens

Nice set though, great lens the 150-450mm.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

RobL

Link Posted 21/03/2021 - 12:15
Nice set, I particularly like the vole, what’s a cutey!

There is a dead tree near me where I have seen Greater Spotted Woodpeckers nesting, but not in the last couple of years but I keep checking in hope.
Last Edited by RobL on 21/03/2021 - 12:20

Chrism8

Link Posted 21/03/2021 - 13:22
I captured a GSW at this location back on the 5th Dec last year, only got about 10 seconds to compose and shoot and was hoping for another opportunity, I'll just have to go back on another occassion.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

08tiger

Link Posted 22/03/2021 - 06:10
Nice set , you must be pretty patient . I like the vole but all good
C&C welcome.
Don.

K10D

Link Posted 22/03/2021 - 07:03
Sharp, detailed and well photographed.

A good set. You made very good use of the time.

Best regards

alfpics

Link Posted 22/03/2021 - 09:41
Nice set Chris.
We have a spotted woodpecker visit our seed feeder most days at present. (I have one or two piccies but they are not taken with Pentax gear).
He also wakes us up from time to time having a drill on or TV aerial that reverberates through the house!!
Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 22/03/2021 - 09:42

OldTaffy

Link Posted 22/03/2021 - 15:04
Great set - you must be pleased with your patience and with the lens.

I too specially like the vole. Years ago we had a small colony of them in a neglected part of our garden. They used to come out to eat some of the crumbs we spread for the birds. Sadly, some neighbour's predatory cat exterminated the whole colony in a week or so, and we have never had voles since then.
A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/03/2021 - 15:16
The vole is ten times the value of a woodpecker to my mind. You got your time's worth just with that one shot (the others are pretty good too!).
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Chrism8

Link Posted 03/04/2021 - 11:59
Back to the woodland hide yesterday, not much, no GSW again, a Wren showed for 2 minutes plus a few Blue Tits, the vole showed for 30 seconds, but to much low undergrowth for him to hide under.

All K1 with the 150 - 450 @ 450mm and f8 - 800 ISO






Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 03/04/2021 - 12:00

LennyBloke

Link Posted 04/04/2021 - 09:32
What more can you ask for......

...several hours of peace and tranquillity, plus some lovely natural shots - neither trip wasted with such high quality output Chris
LennyBloke

Chrism8

Link Posted 04/04/2021 - 09:40
Thanks John, yes its being able to get out and about and pursue my passion and be away from conference calls and a computer screen.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM

womble

Link Posted 04/04/2021 - 10:03
All lovely but the vole is my favourite. We have a LSW visiting our bird feeder but if doesn't make for satisfying photos.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

philstaff

Link Posted 07/04/2021 - 15:53
Nice set clear and sharp keep at it. That woodpecker will turn up one day
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