Wednesday 31 October 2012

Blog update complete and a few images from local spots

Another day out trying to test out the Nikon D4 with 500mm lens and 1.4x/2x converters. Mixed results but the light wasn't good and subject distance to camera was large in most images which does not help. Guess I will have to go to a local park or Zoo to do a proper evaluation on this kit but weather is forecast poor again for the next4/5 days!  I will point out with the D4 the AF is very,very good much improved over the D3s in my opinion. Auto iso seems to work well but does over expose leaving the histogram to the right, but that's how I prefer it anyhow. Currently I have the D4 set on auto ISO up to ISO 8000 with a minimum shutter speed of 1/1250 sec and if it cannot achieve these parameters it will slow the shutter speed accordingly.

I have also updated the blog and gave it a fresh template, so any mistakes/suggestions please comment: Right guess I better post some images from yesterday 30th October:

Grey Wagtail at Hayle

Lapwings gathering in large numbers on Hayle Estuary

Bathing time at Marazion

Female Stonechat

Buzzard patrolling the marsh area

British International Helicopters-Last Flight after 50 Years

The worlds oldest running passenger service comes to an end today after fifty years flying to and from the Scilly Isles.  The operation is apparently no longer viable; so a major transport link for the 2000 Islanders and tourists has come to an end. Intentions are to add an additional fixed wing aircraft and ferry service next year, but the impact will be felt on winter travel as during this period the ferry return to dock at Penzance.

Monday 29 October 2012

Back on Google Blog

Well after much updating changing camera gear, rebuilding computers, sorting out software issues which were generated post a motherboard change, I am almost getting back to taking pictures again. Which is good just in time for winter. For all of the followers of my blog you will be pleased to know, I will now be posting fully on this blog instead of posting a link to my wordpress blog. (wordpress blog will also be updated at the same time) I will update this main page over the next couple of days. Despite an influx of visiting birds to the area their skill at avoiding my camera has been 100% almost bar the Whooper Swan!  So here are a few images from the last couple of outings and with a bit more luck more will follow.

Saturday 20 October 2012

Sunny Marazion

Well still very quiet, after much searching for new stuff I ended up at Marazion and the light was quite good so I stayed a while. Details Here

Friday 19 October 2012

Brew and Marazion

Quick post from Brew Pool and Marazion, details here:

Thursday 18 October 2012

Marazion today

Somewhat windy but seeing the Bittern and a nice fly by a sparrowhawk made it worthwhile.  Images can be viewed here

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Saturday 13 October 2012

Sunny Day on The Lizard


Here is a link to today's pictures from The Lizard

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Nikon D4/500mm 1.4x converter combination

Hi please follow the link for feedback on one of my first outings with the Nikon D4