I'd like to say that I awoke to brilliant sparkling sunshine on a crisp winter's day - but we don't always get what we would like. In fact, I woke to a grey, damp and very misty day!!
About mid afternoon I decided I would nip up the road to my local National Trust gardens - Claremont. I had a reason.
I was interested to see what birds were about. Well, nothing out of the ordinary except there are now two Emperor Geese. I'm assuming they are collection birds.
However, just a few pictures .... with a difference?
I hadn't had time to adjust the camera or take the lens back before capturing this "stretch"
A rather snooty Greylag Goose
Red crested Pochard
One of a pair of Black Swans that have been residents for some time. According to a lady feeding the birds (who seemed to be a regular), its mate had recently been predated and a younger bird had been brought in.
The photogenic Mandarin Duck
Carrion Crow enjoying some of the scattered bread
and finally, but topically, - one of the many White Doves that have been around now for many years
I know these aren't the most exciting subjects and I've included them in previous posts, but I wanted to try out my new camera that arrived yesterday! The light was appalling, but I couldn't wait any longer.
What I am impressed with is the amount of detail that the camera has captured - none of the pictures have been sharpened; some have been cropped and some have been adjusted for lighting and contrast.
Just would like some sun and different subjects now to put the new acquisition through it's paces (when I've read the instruction manual too :D)
Mr and Mrs Stonechat
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