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I've always liked photography, and for years used a number of Canon and Minolta film cameras. I sold the lot in 2003 and bought a Nikon Coolpix 4500, but soon decided that a digital SLR was what I really needed.

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SUNDAY 23rd MARCH 2014

Gorge-ous Peregrines

The Peregrines in the Avon Gorge are showing particularly well at the moment - a number of people have taken some superb shots of these birds; the male is particularly good value it seems, but I've seen at least five different birds there in the last two weekends, including two of last year's juveniles.

After nearly a year I'm still experimenting with the plethora of servo AF settings on the 5D Mark III; all these were taken handheld with the 500mm f/4L and the EF 1.4x extender - I wonder if the converter might be slowing things up a bit? Still, hopefully I should have plenty of chances over the coming spring... good practice for the airshow season!

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Red Arrows 50th Anniversary

Good news. Five of my Red Arrows pictures are available as 48x30mm lightly-gummed prints from the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau. Don't ask me how much they are.

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I don't know whether you've heard of it, but there's a place in England called 'London'. I went there on a work trip today and I took my camera.

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More Bluetail

I couldn't not go and have another look at the bluetail, so I paid a visit on a week day when I knew it would be quieter. It's been coming to a small feeding station where it has been provided with mealworms for the last few weeks, and there has been a plethora of 'bird on a stick' shots appearing on the internet.

Personally, I prefer a more natural-looking shot, so I'm glad I got the pictures that I did on my first visit. Nevertheless I managed a couple I quite liked today...



A surprise phone call in work late yesterday afternoon from Gary Thoburn... a Red-flanked Bluetail had been found near Marshfield. Not only are bluetails very rare visitors to Britain, there has never been a winter record until now. A day off was hastily arranged and luckily the bird was still there this morning (it might even have been there, undetected, all winter).

Although the bird was quite active and mobile, it was pretty tolerant of the 40 or so people watching it, and would approach quite closely as it settled into a feeding routine along Broadmead Brook. I was able to take a few decent shots of it each time it fed in one particular area.

All these were at ISO 1000; a few of which had a little fill-flash...

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