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  1. Elizabeth
    21-01-10 06:21 PM - permalink
    Me again - forgot to mention I use photoshop usually for the flower photos to change background - the animals/birds are as they were taken - trick is to get close via hides or areas where the birds are used to people and more brave. Can't afford one of those lens's that costs thousands of pounds so have to be a bit canny about getting the birds to come closer to me.
  2. Elizabeth
    21-01-10 01:17 PM - permalink
    Sorry for the delay in replying - haven't logged on for a while. Those photos were taken with a bridge camera Panasonic Lumix 18x zoom (plus 1.75 converter lens on some). For Christmas I treated myself to a Canon D500 DSLR with a 250 zoom lens and am currently getting used to snapping again with an SLR. I will keep the Panasonic as it's brilliant for macro shots and lighter to carry on walks. I had a go at digiscoping but gave it up as a bad job - too fiddly with poor results really. I'm hoping to get more action shots with the DSLR eventually when I know what I'm doing!!
  3. JONNY74
    08-11-09 03:54 PM - permalink
    Hi Mike you are correct some guides call it a Horned Lark but we know it as a Shore Lark. It's not a very common bird hence all the interest. But we do get them in this country on passage but I think sightings are normally down south around Kent and East Anglia so its quite unusual up here in the North West. I believe they have bred in Scotland in the past but I'm not so sure about now. We get a small handful in this country over wintering every year but not in very large numbers so its quite a joy to see one up here. I'm led to believe the last one we had staying a while in this particular area was a few years back. I hope this helped answer your question mike.
  4. jonven
    23-10-09 10:57 AM - permalink
    Hi Twitcheruth
    thanks for your reply, i ended up almost walking around the lake by the time we found our way back to the cafe, that was the fault of my daughter in law making out she could read the map (lol) still we had a great time even if i did have to pull my son down out of the go ape area, it was hard to tell which was him and which were the ones paying (lol) I wouldn't mind but hes 35ish not some kid of 8/9.
    anyway thanks again for your reply
    regards Mike
  5. Twitcheruth
    23-10-09 10:10 AM - permalink
    Hi Mike,thanks for pic comment,yes the lake at the forest always looks a bit pre-historic to me tho the birds seem to like it!
    We walked in the other direction and climbed Eddisbury Hill.......superb views from the top right over to Liverpool!
  6. Neil Rigby
    12-05-09 10:12 PM - permalink
    Neil Rigby
    Hi Jonven, Welcome to the forum. I'm you will get some good advice from our members. I look forward to reading your posts.

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    Born in Leicester in 1949 served in Royal Corps of Transport lived in Manchester from 1972
    Walking with my dog, taking pictures of almost anything,going on as many holidays as possible


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