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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Very detailed and sharp shots there Mr. Gunn, can I ask where you took them please?
    Thank you.

    Photos were at Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford. Huge variety of wildlife, a lot of which you can get almost within touching distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Thank you.

    Photos were at Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford. Huge variety of wildlife, a lot of which you can get almost within touching distance.
    Thanks for the info. Been there a few times by chance. When the bairns were younger we had a few years holidaying in our folding camper (think big trailer tent) and stayed at the Caravan Club site at Cirencester, we had some really good times down there. I had some great times in the Twelve Bells in Cirencester, when the irascible Bob had it. Happy days!

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    Like that tit just the right size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandandanman View Post
    Like that tit just the right size.

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    Birds

    Getting that Kingfisher to perch on a fishing rod is very nicely done

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Thank you.

    The ones of the parrot and hornbill were the D750 with the 500mm f4 AF VR.

    The BoP were the D750 and the old, non-VR, 300mm f4 AF, which is one of my favourite lenses. As well as being a superb small telephoto it also offers very close focusing, which makes it almost like a mini macro lens (apologies for the non-bird image)



    Nikon have now replaced this with a VR version, which from all reports is better still.

    The beauty of the Nikon system is that the older lenses work with the newer bodies. I started with a manual focus 500mm f4 and then progressed to the AF VR version. Both lenses are out of the top drawer.

    Same at the other end of the focal length spectrum. I have the old manual 24mm f2.8 and it works just fine. I recently added on the slightly newer AF-D 20-35 f2.8 and it has become a favourite for when I occasionally need a wide angle.

    Good glass is good glass, regardless of age, and both Nikon and Canon have produced some truly outstanding glass over the years.

    Your D810 is from all reports a lovely camera. If you haven’t already, check out the Moose Peterson and Thom Hogan websites for their recommended settings for the D810, which is a good way to get started.
    Thanks! I had (have) a D700 before but the resolution of the D810 is so high I will need to adjust the way I shoot. Here is a recent shot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Thanks! I had (have) a D700 before but the resolution of the D810 is so high I will need to adjust the way I shoot. Here is a recent shot.

    Interesting that you say that, as I've also found with the D750 that the quality of the resolution - particularly when combined with a shallow depth of field - can sometimes trick the eye into seeing almost a 3D image.

    Again, apologies for the non bird related photo, but hopefully it shows what I mean:


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    Little Grebes catching lunch.




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    A rather chilled out Wagtail....

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    European Robin





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    Quote Originally Posted by angeche View Post
    European Robin
    Cracking shots!

    There’s so much beautiful wildlife literally on our doorstep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Cracking shots!

    There’s so much beautiful wildlife literally on our doorstep.
    Thanks, although not sure whether you were talking tongue in cheek after your last picture


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeche View Post
    Thanks, although not sure whether you were talking tongue in cheek after your last picture


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    Not at all!

    That guinea fowl photo was from Cotswold Wildlife Park, so not that exotic.

    Here are some shots from the bird feeder outside our kitchen window




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    These long tails are seriously tiny.......


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    Forster’s Tern


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    Crows from La Palma Island in the Canaries.









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    Green Woody


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    A bit of duck in the sunllight taken yesterday.


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    I got this nice picture of a Barn Owl down at the beach the other day.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Petewon View Post
    I got this nice picture of a Barn Owl down at the beach the other day.



    These are beautiful photo's

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    Cracking Owl pics........

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    Here's a picture of a Kestrel I took at the beach the other day. It was sitting next to a rock pool and pecking kelp??



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    No doubt some will poo poo my poor picture of a robin but I took it just this morning with my iPhone while on a break when I was walking my dog. I saw it lurking and enticed it onto our table with a crushed dog biscuit.

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    Oh, and here’s a pigeon that I got to come to our balcony every day when we were in Madeira a couple of years ago. I had it eating out of my hand by the end of the holiday and it came every day for its dinner around 4.00.

    I used to have pigeons as pets when I was young.


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    We have a pair of mallards on our pond and Mrs M has taken to bringing her new brood over to the garden in order to hoover up the bird food that's dropped from the feeders. Within just a few days the chicks have gone from tight-formation-single-line-astern to becoming a mother's challenge being kept together.




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    First time I’ve looked at this thread. Some cracking stuff here.

    The Kestrel is an obvious personal favourite.

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    Bill this is more like TP than TZ— good thread though, always nice to see and thanks for pointing me in this direction whilst I search watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markyboy.1967 View Post
    Bill this is more like TP than TZ— good thread though, always nice to see and thanks for pointing me in this direction whilst I search watches.
    Yep Mark, post some of your marvellous images here ..... they will appreciate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    That's a lovely image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    That's a lovely image.
    Thank you!

    That robin is always in the garden, following me when digging etc or singing in that apple tree. Amazingly loud for such a small bird - never seen him(?) with a mate, maybe still looking!

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    Wow, some absolute stunning photos in here.
    Had the pleasure of watching a Red Kite flying around work today.

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    Wild Golden Eagle

    Just my kind of thread. A wild Golden Eagle from a few months ago.
    The King surveys his kingdom by Mark Molloy, on Flickr

    A close up that i would dream of for many many years..Stunning birds to get near in the wild.
    Golden Eagle(wild) by Mark Molloy, on Flickr

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