INCOMING!!

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The light wasn’t too bad this morning, so I went out into the back garden to have another play with my new lens – this time using a monopod to give it a little stability, a shutter speed of 1/000 … Continued

Guess who?

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There was a blipmeet today in Stratford on Avon, attended by chantler63, hildasrose, Mr hildasrose, sdg92, Mrs sdg92, JaneW, orchid99, FrankS, and 57Daisies, as well as me. The weather wasn’t very kind to us, so after coffee and a chat … Continued

New lens day

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I decided yesterday that it was time to stop obsessing, choose a supplier and order a 400mm lens. Early this morning, just after I arrived back in the house from photographing a sunrise, I received an email telling me that … Continued

Mono Monday: Selfie

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Alternative title: Nokia, with frizzy bokeh. Second alternative title: Oh, Suzannah – what have you made us all do??! I had a wonderful surprise this morning: a parcel arrived from Canada, containing a portrait of Roley, and a lovely fleecy … Continued

Dog of the Day

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Meet Bertie, a fifteen-and-a-half week old wire-haired fox terrier. “We’re having to do a lot of training,” said Bertie’s mother, “because there’s quite a lot of terrier in these. I mean – we had Westies before, but these… well, yes, … Continued

No such thing as bad light

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Firstly, thank you for all your kind thoughts and good wishes about Arthur. I have to report that we’ve had a mixed day today. This morning he seemed fine, and ate his breakfast with relish; he then went to the … Continued

Anemone

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We’ve had a rather difficult week here, for reasons that I’ve found it hard to blog about. Last weekend Arthur’s health took a sudden and dramatic turn for the worse, and for several days we feared that we were about … Continued

Fair exchange is no robbery

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Although I don’t think the birds see it in quite that light. The nearest bird feeders to the house are a good ten or twelve metres from the back door, and I don’t have a lens long enough to do … Continued

Hoar frost

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The freezing fog returned last night, and was much thicker – when it finally got light this morning, the garden looked like this. Arthur went out straight after breakfast and hunted scents noisily for quite a while, but it was … Continued

Frosty

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I woke this morning to freezing fog, and though it didn’t last long enough for a proper hoar frost to develop, there was still plenty to photograph in the garden when the sun began to break through. I’ve been rather … Continued