My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Saturday, 31 March 2012

A birthday outing

Well.... today it was my birthday and my daughter, grandson and I visited Lancing College - for a craft fair and I wanted to visit the chapel of the college.  It really is the most amazing building and open to the public at various times.

When I arrived at S and J's to pick them up I was greeted with a chocky birthday cake with candle and pressies... thank you so much both of you :D

The weather was dull and I was still trying new camera and lenses... my indoor photography leaves a lot to be desired but I WILL get there eventually..

Panasonic GF1 14-42 lens

All 'out of the box' and no editing!!

Panasonic G3 with 45mm 2.8
(not sure about this one at all!!)

Rather pleased with this one

Thanks S and J for a good birthday :D

Monday, 26 March 2012

My local patch - still discovering

Headed off for the church again today to try out various things with cameras... the steeplejack was still at work but I left him to it ;)

As with the previous post, constructive criticism welcomed!

Taken with Panasonic GF1 and 14-42 mm lens.  "Straight out of the box" and no editing.

and with the Panasonic G3 and 45-200 lens.  Some crops and basic editing - just contrast and lighting.. no sharpening!!

3.2 heavy crop

3.3 crop

3.4 as shot

3.5 as shot

3.6 as shot

3.7 cropped

3.8 cropped

3.9 cropped

The next few as shot with exception of Mrs. Blackbird.. which is cropped



3.13 cropped

Just a brief visit... as I've had the electrician visiting - so a bit housebound!!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Petworth Park and House... in the March sunshine

I stayed local this morning and had a visit to Petworth Park.  Amazing numbers of daffodils greeted me as I arrived as did the songs of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and the "mewing" of 3 buzzards as they glided overhead - lovely.  Later a Nuthatched called as did Green Woodpecker; this in addition to the usual suspects.

More experiments with cameras: any constructive criticism welcomed.

These first 2 shots I grabbed as I pulled over in the car having seen the buzzards... not that good

And these all taken with the Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm lens (new one!!)

 looking upwards....

and this is the ceiling picture; which was pretty impressive!!

and finally, taken with the Panasonic G3 with 45-200 lens..

These final picture (thank goodness I hear you say) have been cropped but not edited other than that..

Think I'm beginning to get the hang of the new camera.. lots to learn still though...

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