Thursday, 30 April 2009

Wildlife as Art

This image of the Robin in song was shot at Avon Reserve in Salisbury.Added a little spotlight effect and and a little noise to give a painting look

African Forest Owl

Monday, 27 April 2009

One of my Favourite Owl Portaits

The African forest owl one of my favourites in the HCT. He landed himself on this fence post with the afternoon sun shining on his body and game me a nice portrait which i have been waiting for for a long time.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Kingy

I had seen Kingfishers during my visits to Exeter and Dorking on trains. Had always wanted to capture a decent image. After two unfruitful attempts in the past 2 months i finally got him basking in the sun on the outcrop of a tree stump in the Avon reserve.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

House Sparrow

Saw this bid perched on a branch of a tree while retuning from a fruitless seatch for the kingfisher today/ Gave me an opportunity for a portrait shot

Monday, 20 April 2009

The Perfect Pose

This Pheasant gave me a perfect pose for an image which is suited for the drawing room wall.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Fill flash

I had always wanted to try out a fill flash for a long time. This Blue Tit offered a chance. It stayed there long enough for me to set-up the flash and take a couple of shots.

Here is another shot with fill flash This time a Great Spotted wood pecker. I had used the Flsh extender on my SB600

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Nature's Colour at its Best

I am amazed by the beauty of this bird. The Mandarin duck. I was not able to control myself form clicking image and image of this bird. Have taken almost 20 shots.

Friday, 17 April 2009

What a Display

I was trying to get adjust my tripod to get a low level shot of this pheasant. All of a sudden it gave a very load call which in fact scared me and made me press the trigger by accident. When i viewed the image - I was amazed by the display of this bird.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Image of the Month - Strong contender

This gold finch was there on the feeder for quite a while . I was waiting for it to perch on a nearby bush/tree to get an environmental shot. He game me an opportunity after 45 mins of wait. A strong contender for the image of the month slot.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Image of the month

This little fellow landed on the feeder as I was packing up for good from Arundel. I grabbed my camera, leaned against the window of the hide and took a hurried shot.The light was just enough to get a decent image. "Image of the month" so far from my first 1Gb card. Have 3 more cards to download. Let me see if there are anymore contenders?

Monday, 13 April 2009

Holiday at WWT - Arundel

Spent Four fantastic days birding at wild Fowl and Wetland Trust Arundel. Yest to download all of my images. Couldn’t wait to post. Shot of the Siskin taken at WWT. Bear with me a couple of days - i will upload all of my pics.
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Great Spotted woodpecker - WWT Arundel

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

More Images - Raptors

 Little Owl : A wonderful bird. Gave me a nice pose for a portrait

 RedKite in Flight - Most graceful in flight. Took this shot as the bird took off from the wooden stump.

4. The American Bald Eagle in Flight -I would like to call him "King of the Skies".

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Monday, 6 April 2009

Raptor Fever - HCT Andover

Have always been fascinated by Raptors. Had been seeing buzzards flying around during my walks in the Avon. Decided to pay a visit to my favourite spot - The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover. Missed my 10:26 a.m. train ad missed out on the fist lower ground flying demonstration. I spent the rest of the day with these wonderful creatures of the sky,. I am yet to download two of my cards and will upload more images in during the week - bear with me.

1. Redkite wild in flight

2. Kestrel wild in flight

3. Grey Heron near Regs Meadow

4. Yellow Hammer - Have seen this bird but did not get a phto opportunity

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Friday, 3 April 2009

Harnam - Salisbury

It was a brillinat afternoon, the sun wa shining. Took a casual walk towards Harnam. Haven't seena little Grebe in this area.Took a couple of hurried shots. Hoping to return this week end for a close up

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Sunday, 22 March 2009

Avon Valley Reserve- Salisbury - Sunday Afternoon Walk

It was Sunday afternoon and time for my usual afternoon walk. The sun was shining brilliantly - ideal setting for a shoot. I was on my usual traiL along the Avon valley path and was greeted by the usual dog walkers in the area and exchanged some pleasantries. A mute swan passed by. I have taken many pictures of the swan earlier. Couldn’t resist a shot this specimen. The sun went behind the clouds, and light levels diminished. Kept along the path for over 15 mins hoping the sun would appear again. Reached my usual waiting spot up the river and settled down to enjoy the good weather. The sun came out and was shining. During my hour and half of stay managed some decent shots of the coot, a Great Spotted woodpecker and my favorite bird The Robin. It was 4:30 p.m. and time to leave. Removed my camera from the tripod, packed up my kit and started retracing my steps back home

Great Spotted woodpecker


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