Sunday 31 December 2017

Last Photography Outing this Year

Another visit to Stithians, again dogged by poor light/rain despite a forecast of sunshine!!!! Still stuck it out and got rewarded with some shots of the local birdlife.
Long Tailed Tit

Great Spotted Woodpecker


Great Spotted Woodpecker


Saturday 30 December 2017

Stithians Southern Cut Off

A spare couple of hours and sunshine forecast decided to pop down Stithians for a short time. Well the sun did a "no show" so light was challenging and high ISO settings were used throughout. Our efforts were rewarded somewhat though, with Kingfisher sightings, Great Spotted Woodpeckers not on the feeder, chiff chaff, some vibrant plumage on the Greenfinch, a Goldcrest which typically would not sit still and finally a multitude of Long-Tailed tits feeding a the same feeder sometimes up to ten in number.


Long Tailed Tit

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Chiff Chaff


Long Tailed Tits at lunch

St Just for a Snowy Owl

A visit to St Justto hopefully catch a Snowy Owl sighted the day before. No joy with the Snowy Owl but we were treated to a spectacular sunrise a pheasant and some metal birds.


RNAS Culdrose Merlin Helicopter



Saturday 16 December 2017

Still Here!!!!

Apologies for the lack of blog updates lately. Due to illness/van repairs just not been possible to get any photography done. Hopefully back on track sometime next week. Recently though I have completed a stunning Porthleven Storm image on a huge scale. Size is approx 1.5m x 1m, this image with others is featured in the present window display at Pictures and Things Gallery in Helston. Also featured is a superb 1/24th scale supermarine spitfire built by local model builder Ian McInnes.

Pictures & Things Gallery window display, featuring Porthleven Storm

Pictures & Things Window display 1/24th scale Supermarine Spitfire

Saturday 2 December 2017

This week at Stithians and Helston

A mixed bag of weather and photo opportunities over the last few days. Three visits to Stithians to try and capture the Sparrowhawk in the open (failed) but plenty more birds to keep the camera shutter going including a Great White Egret. I also paid a very quick visit to the boating lake in Helston which may be worth another visit in better weather. I will get on to the images as there are a few, some record shots included.


Great White Egret




Goldcrest record shot

Water rail, record shot

House Sparrow


Great Spotted Woodpecker



Muscovy Duck