Dismal

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Dismally dismal. Having been kept inside all morning by the weather, R and I were chewing the door frames, so we decided to brave the hostile elephants and go to Chipping Campden for a squelch around and some coffee. The … Continued

Non-garden duckwatch

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The only photos I took today were in Stratford, at lunch time, of the tufted ducks. Because ducks. But in order to represent the day properly I should have photographed some garden birds, because this afternoon I did the RSPB’s … Continued

Grey and brown

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It was a grey and brown sort of day: overcast, mizzling, muddy. But when I went to Hillers to relieve the tedium of sitting at home, staring out of my study window at greyness and brownness, I was pleased to … Continued

Bobbin

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No exaggeration: this is genuinely what the light was like at about 2pm today. Even to photograph some hellebores in the show garden at Hillers I had to push the ISO to 2500, and by the time I was in … Continued

Young love

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It seems as though a weather switch was flipped overnight, and instead of the lovely light of the past few days, today we had to endure unremitting twilight. I spent the morning (grumpily) at my desk, processing and rationalising image … Continued

Checking

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Are you getting this fly-past? “Yes, thank you – you’re well lit, and showing very nicely against the blue sky.” Cool. Just checking. I had to go to Stow-on-the-Wold for a haircut this morning, which put me within easy striking … Continued

Sunset owl

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After deciding yesterday that I was no good at this malarkey and it was time to sell the gear, I’ve had – to my relief – a rather better day with the camera today. This morning I was in Stratford, … Continued

Flyover

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This is the pick of today’s owls, which gives you a pretty good idea of what the rest were like: I was fighting the light and losing for most of the afternoon. The run of good luck that Hillyblips and … Continued

Again?

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After lunch in Stratford with R, and managing finally to get my competition entries printed, I zoomed up into the Cotswolds, where I was certain it was going to be a perfect owling afternoon. And it probably was, though not … Continued

Incoming

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I went to Stratford this afternoon to get a couple of competition images printed, only to discover that Photo Zone’s big printer is broken. It could have been worse – I might have been the person driving to Cornwall to … Continued