Friday, December 9, 2011

9th December 2011 - Finally a Kingfisher

Decided to give the Kingfisher shot another go today. The weather looked fine and I had nothing else planned (apart from the ironing).
I headed off to my local spot and straight away saw a Kingfisher sitting on a branch. I was sure that it was just teasing me and would fly off as soon as I got near, but no! Obviously Saint Canon EOS, patron saint of photographers smiled on me and allowed me to get a couple of shots of it rather than the usual shot of a birds bum as it disappeared into the distance.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

7th December 2011 - Poole Steam Train

I happened to be working in Poole for a couple of days when I noticed that there was a steam train due to leave Poole on the morning I was there. My luck at getting a decent snap of a chuffer has not been the best so far and I feared the worst when I saw the weather forecast. Anyhow, the sun just managed to produce a little bit of light just as the train came past which was lucky.

Friday, December 2, 2011

2nd December - Plane spotting

As the forecast looked promising, I headed off to North Wales for a spot of Military Jet photography. Even though the jets did turn up, the light was pants (again)!
We spent the day stood on a hill in daylight that looked like night. The wind was cold and it rained.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1st December - Chasing trains again

Didn't finish work until 01:30 this morning (17 and a half hours after starting), consequently I was a little late getting up.
Rather than sit around though, I decided to go hunting for a good place to shoot trains from so headed to the Box tunnel as Britannia was heading that way. It all turned out to be pants but on the way home I passed an old car in a field so took the shot below.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

26th November - Chasing the steam

Spent the day around Leominster chasing two steam trains with Laurie Hughes. The light could have been better but I've been out in worse.
We finished up at Stokesay Castle to see the Tornado. Unfortunately none of my shots have inspired me enough to post them. Must try harder.


12th November - Still no Kingfisher

I've lately changed location where I've been trying to get shots of a Kingfisher. The previous place, a dead cert apparently failed to give any sightings so I took the advice of a birding friend and moved to a location closer to home. This resulted in me getting one step closer to my goal, in that I managed to catch the slightest of glimpses of a KF rather than the usually ducks that came a teased me before.
Haven't been back since due to work and rubbish weather but I shall return.