I had lost a part of my tripod and was wondering whether to replace it or not (there were no spare parts available from the originator or any other make!!)
Last time I went to take pictures of these flutters, I had to wait about 40 minutes for my (camera) lens to get up to temperature to avoid steaming up. This time, I kept the lens warm in the car and rushed through to the glasshouse. Still wasn't enough but I didn't have so long to wait. BUT I was using the macro lens at times and yes, I did miss my tripod!!
Eventually, I could see (through my glasses) and the camera could see (through its lens) and I finally managed these. But by now, the glasshouse was packed with people and getting any shots wasn't easy.
By now I was extremely hot having been in very humid atmosphere for some time, so I headed off for the birdhide.
After about 20 mintues, the obliging Kingfisher put in an appearance. At first it was quite near but very hidden.,
until eventually flying off up the river..