Thursday, 31 October 2013

Grousing at Fieldfare frolics.

This was the final test for the new 70d (with 70-300 lens). My conclusion is that it's a very good all round camera but certainly not a replacement for the 7d, despite the latter being 4 years old now. I must admit that sometimes it takes excellent images, but it has it's idiocyncrasies, whereas the 7d is more reliable, and in my opinion, represents better value for money.

Friday, 25 October 2013


Other than the November Moth, the remaining images are testing Andrew's new 70d with the 70-300 lens. Initial impressions are fairly good, but it needs testing more before I say that its as good as the 7d. Will keep you posted.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

late autumn specialities

                                                          spruce carpet
                                                       dark chestnut

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

a coupleof late one's

                                         feathered thorn

Buckton bird bazaar

courtesy of MT
                                            black redstart
                                                      radde's warbler

                                             reed warbler
                                                 ring ouzel

                                                  r b fly

                                               s e owl

                                          pallas's warbler

Friday, 11 October 2013

October Moths

                                                  Large Ranunculus
                                                   Beaded Chestnut
                                                  Blair's Shoulder Knot
                                         Vestal (the commoner form on the left)

                                                 Pearly Underwing

Western Bonelli's Warbler