I went to Barnes to experiment - a) firstly with a new lens that I bought yesterday - a Sigma 150mm macro. Unfortunately it was very breezy so wasn't able to do too much. And b) to brace myself and use manual settings on the camera - getting out of my comfort zone!
Herewith the results!
An obliging female Kestrel was on a hunting trip..
(Manual settings in the main)
I was able to crop down to quite an extent and was pleased with the sharpness the lens produced! (Better enlarged by clicking on the picture)
The grasses were bronzed and using a shallow depth of field managed to blur the background to get this shot.
What a wonderful day :D