Spring is On
It was Easter Monday, the temperature in the mid fifties and I was a bit bored. Deciding to make this my Spring post seemed a good idea. So out I went.
The thought in mind was to find some wildlife this time. Oh well, so much for that idea. Near me is a large nature reserve and the nearest thing to wild are the birds on the lake.
I must make this different, but how?
There were quite a few people about. Mostly, walking dogs or with their kids enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather.
Did I say warmer, well a bit. As I headed toward the reserve my fleece was off within a few minutes. On the way back was a different story. The wind was coming straight out of the North and dropped the temperature by 10 degrees - the fleece went back on in a hurry.
As a teenager, I began some photography. My Dad was very good at that, so I quickly learned. The one thing I wanted to do was shoot wildlife.
I got me a really nice piece of Hickory wood and did a drawing to make it into a rifle stock. Instead of a gun, a long telephoto lens and trigger contraption to attach a cable release onto was planned. Dad (a Lt. Col.) said I couldn't go tramping around in the wild by myself. So the hickory went in the trash and I turned my attention elsewhere.
I've kept my FZ18 bridge camera for such a purpose. I don't need to mount the lens on a stock, it just zooms out and does a good job (though I wish I could stop the blur on wings flapping). Trouble is, England's wildlife is kinda limited (just a tiny little bit). Maybe, if I get time this summer, I'll try to find some wild boar. Birds get dull very fast. Of course, there are those bears in Northern Spain....
Apr 10, 2015