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Birds, horses and trees

Hi there, thanks for popping over to have a look at my photos. I hope you’re well and having a good week? This week I’ve been taking photos of birds, horses and trees. The weather has been cold but beautiful so I managed to get out for the first time in a while.

And so we’ll delve straight in. Remember, click on the photo to view a larger image, they look better that way ๐Ÿ™‚

Birds

As you’re well aware by now, I love the birds ๐Ÿ™‚ I took a walk along Silchester Wall a couple of weeks ago and chanced upon a friendly robin. He was happy enough to pose a moment whilst I snapped him on a fence and then on a headstone.

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And with the cold weather comes the birds looking for a snack. This blue tit was on the feeder for a good few minutes. Most of the time they flit on and off very briefly, I think he must have been hungry!

Birds, horses and trees

Horses

I’d missed out on some amazing winter sunrises recently. I finally got my act together and took my camera in to work with me. Along the way I stopped off near Amner’s Farm and these are the results;

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And last weekend I took a stroll over at Whitehill, near Kingsclere and saw these two horses…

Birds, horses and trees

Trees

And of course you know of my fondness for trees, the lungs of the earth ๐Ÿ™‚ย The first photo was taken on New Year’s Day up in Appley Bridge.

Birds, horses and trees

The next two were shot near Beech Hill in West Berkshire

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And the final 2 I took last weekend at Whitehill

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And that brings to an end my post of birds, horses and trees. I hope you liked them. As always, you can order prints of these or any others on my website. Just drop me an email and let me know which ones.

 

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Some garden animals

Hi once more and happy Wednesday, I hope you’ve had a good week? A little later than usual due to work (better to be kept busy than not at all, makes the day go much faster, right?) this week I have photos mainly of some garden animals spotted over the last couple of weeks, but to start off a couple of scenic pics I took a few weeks ago. As always I’d be thrilled to hear your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

Clicking on the pics will enlarge them.

The flowers in the first picture are scentless mayweed, really quite common but they looked quite beautiful blowing in the early evening breeze.

The second photo was taken when we had a great sunset a few weeks back.

Garden animals

Garden animals

This cheeky little fella was the reason I decided to buy a feeding station for the birds as I spotted him hanging upside down on the oak tree in our garden trying to help himself to the seeds in the feeders…

Garden animals

And, continuing my obsession with the them, here are a few more robins. The first one was taken in the woods near me – Wokefield Common. The rest were in the garden.

Garden animals

Garden animals

Garden animals

Garden animals

Garden animals

We have a new addition to the collection of garden animals, a couple of nuthatches. Took me a while to ID them and they are sleek and slinky looking creatures.

Garden animals

Garden animals

…anda couple of playful, juveniles

Garden animals

And some grown ups…

Garden animals

Garden animals

I was surprised when I saw this, a big old starling perched on the station. It then hung off the sunflower feeder and had his fill.

Garden animals

To close, a shot I very nearly binned as I took it hastily but I thought the pigeon looked pretty cool almost out of focus but in flight…

Garden animals

And that’s it for this week. A little rushed today but I hope you liked the photos. As always your thoughts and comments are always appreciated. Thanks to those who took time out to comment last week, I have taken on board your comments.

Until next week, take care,

Mart

 

 

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Garden birds, spiders and pets

Hi folks, I trust you’re all well? I was going to post this up last week but the lurgy came and took me away for a while, not a pleasant trip at all I have to say!) so I’m a week behind once again! Today’s offering brings you garden birds, spiders and pets.

These photos were taken at the start of May when robins, blue tits and great tits were going mad in our back garden for the sunflower hearts I’d put up in a feeder.

As always I welcome any feedback you might have, so please drop me a note in the comments and let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

Being relatively new to bird photography it’s taken a little while to work out the practice that works best for me, so as I’m still at the bottom of a very steep learning curve please forgive any ‘iffy’ photos.

I decided to group them up into their proper categories as there’s a mix of subjects here, so I’ll start off with a couple of spider pics (any arachnophobes, look away now :p)

Anyone who knows me will know that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of our eight legged freaks, but that said I’ve always been fascinated by them, the zebra spider directly below is a jumping spider which I have no problem with however, they are beautiful looking things and extremely curious and, having the best eyesight of spiders are accomplished hunters.

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

The garden spider aboveย was actually a tiny baby spider but my macro lens did a great job of making a monster out of it!

And now on to our pets, the tortoiseshell is Freddie, a very leoline and pretty looking cat, so photogenic (I think). The black & white is Flash, Freddie’s half brother who is a bit of a bully;

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

A random shot of my beautiful daughter, taken without her knowing, so a great natural shot…

Garden birds, spiders and pets

And of course, needing no introduction really, Maya our Ridgie. The first photo was taken by my daughter…

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Wow, all those photos and I haven;t finished yet! Bit of a bumper edition today so thanks for sticking with me through my self-indulgent pet photos!

The next set are of the blue tits and great tits that are now a regular sight on the bird feeder;

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

And finally these little chaps seem to be my latest muse, so tiny, so cute but oh-so territorial!

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Garden birds, spiders and pets

Wow, that’s it, I’m spent! Hope I didn’t bore you too much and I hope you liked the photos. As I mentioned above, I love hearing your feedback so please don’t be shy, let me know what you think in the comments boxes ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week and thanks once again for taking time out.

Mart

 

 

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