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  1. Grahamb
    28-06-13 04:42 PM - permalink
    Thank you for your comment on my picture.

    Regards Graham
  2. aquila 1
    08-05-13 05:23 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Hi Amanda yes it is working ok, and very good well done.
  3. dales birder
    15-04-13 10:22 PM - permalink
    dales birder
    Reckon even Eccup is going to be hard going at the moment as I had part of one lung removed,desperate way of losing weight .Bulding up walking distance and may soon try Eccup again,used to walk from the village is this the shortest/easiest.
  4. aquila 1
    13-04-13 07:52 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    hi Amanda nice to see you back
  5. aquila 1
    02-07-12 11:17 AM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Yes I did thank you, sorry I have nor been on here for a while, regards mac
  6. aquila 1
    31-05-12 02:16 PM - permalink
    aquila 1
    Hi Amanda,you posted me a message, but I cannot find it, where did you post it, sorry I have not been with it last few days, as had an operation, now down with cold.
    But as for eccup it is somewhere we have never been, yet we go to golden acre park a lot,But a friend of mine was involved with the red kites there. before he moved to inverness, I have also done some bird work with Doug simpson, the man in charge of the red kite realese, and are involved with him in Harrogate, keep in touch we may meet up. my best mac
  7. munchycarrot
    07-04-11 05:15 PM - permalink
    I think you will love a DSLR and want one of your own eventually. My hubby borrowed a Nikon D100 from a friend for shooting a school show. I had a play with it & was hooked.

    I went and bought my D300 & a couple of lenses. We now have a spare room full of kit, very addictive!!!

    As for learning your way around a DSLR, I found i learned better by putting the cam into aperture priority (AV on Canon) and setting the aperture to what I wanted. The smaller the f number (big aperture, all back to front!) the more shallow depth of field (blurred background).

    Best thing to do is put an object on a table outside & photograph it on f4, f8, f11, f16 & see the differences. It soon sinks in

    Maybe that sounds chinese at the moment but just shout at me if I'm confusing things. It's all about getting the basics

    All the best with it

  8. munchycarrot
    06-04-11 08:55 PM - permalink
    Thanks Amanda, very kind of you to say

    I'm just finding my feet & getting to grips with where people post their pics, I was browsing for a couple of hours last night, instead of the intended half hour. I will go and have a look at your album now I know where to find them.

    I find, as a Nikon user I really struggle with Canons. I find them awkward, of course, they are not... just what you get used to.

    What Nikon model do you have?
  9. 1947LCS
    31-03-11 10:51 AM - permalink
    Hi Amanda,
    Thank you for your kind comments. Now that I have retired I hope to spend a little more time on my hobbies of photography and nature watching. My spotting skills are not that good at the moment but with help from the members I am learning a lot..

    Best regards

  10. yosmite
    18-10-10 11:55 AM - permalink
    Hi Amanda,
    I am impressed with your album photographs especially of butterflies and insects, some great pics in there some impressive bird captures too

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    West Yorkshire
    Taking photos,walking,birding and Butterflies
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Posted 24-06-11 at 04:35 PM by amanda Comments 0
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Managed to get to Eccup to day,have been of work,had a operation on my hand so to day was the first time I could drive safely.

Parked at the farm and did the walk round the back of the fields towards Emmerdale,didn't think I would see much as things have been very quiet just lately.But 36+ different species later I had had a good morning.

On the track I saw a new bird 90% sure it was a Whinchat,didn't manage to get a photo so I will not record it till I'm sure (will...

Posted 30-04-11 at 01:29 PM by amanda Comments 1
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Nice and sunny this morning so did the walk round the waters edge.
It was good to see some of the birds back,Redshank,
common-sandpiper, Oyster-catcher and there was two pairs of Shelducks.
Just through the gate I spotted the Green Wood pecker,managed to get a good photo,there were a few birds out on the water,Great Crested Grebes, Tufted ducks and plenty of Herons.There was only a few Greylag Geese not like the hundreds last year(might have been culled again)
Saw two...

Posted 22-04-11 at 06:00 PM by amanda Comments 2
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Have made a list of the birds I have seen at Eccup on my Gmail documents, I have put the last three years down 2009-2011 and now can tick of the dates when I have seen them, which is much easer than going through my Field notes. So the official number is 65 different species seen so far at Eccup.

Posted 10-07-10 at 01:24 PM by amanda Comments 3
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The night before we had gone to Eccup in the evening hoping to spot the Barn Owl no luck but there was alot of Yellowhammers about.The walk takes about 2hrs all way round so when I went on Friday morrning I was not up to the long walked so found a spot to park the car at the top end of the reservoir.Here is were the water board takes the water,you can look out over the water,at one end there is a "sandy"shore.

Along the waters edge there were Pied Wagtails and Gray Wagtails...

Posted 03-07-10 at 12:00 PM by amanda Comments 4
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Going to sell my house and live on Eccup reseviour bird watching for the rest of my life...
Sat on the waters edge with a coffee watching the birds,the water a deep blue,sun shining,lined by trees swaying in the wind,life can be good..I wanted to bottle it up and give it to sad people...

Enough of that back to the challange..
Of the long road towards were the House Martins are there was Hares in the corn fields,alot of young Tree Sparrows and the sky was full of Swifts.At...
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