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Ellie
1st October 2008, 10:45 PM
I floated the idea in the Epping Forest thread and have been persuaded that it might be worthwhile having something 'down here' too.

I live close to the coast, just outside the New Forest and have taken many walks both along the coast and in the Forest.

There's loads to see, a huge variety of scenery, so if anybody would like to meet up perhaps we could agree on a date and a theme?

One idea would be to meet here at Hatchett Pond (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.812989&lon=-1.476731&z=15.1&r=0&src=msl) car park where there are ducks and swans, and a toilet block, stroll across the road and down the well marked track through the Forest and round in a loop back again. Nip into Beaulieu where there's a Garden Centre that does decent sized snacks, there are pubs there too but I think they're quite pricey. The village is quite photogenic too, very small though, so a crowd of photographers would have quite an impact ;)

Another idea would be to start off at the Marina car park in Lymington (free parking) here (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.749593&lon=-1.527484&z=15.4&r=0&src=msl) and follow the sea wall along to Keyhaven and perhaps to the end of Hurst Spit. There's a nature reserve to one side and the sea to the other. It's a couple of hours walk.

There's also the rut, but I've seen stuff on another photography site (http://www.ephotozine.com/topic/t-63146/p-3) about the Keepers being a bit annoyed with photographers, although I do know of a couple of places where you'd be almost guaranteed to see deer they're away from the beaten track/toilets/food etc.

Anyhow, let me know what you think, and the sort of dates that might work and I'm sure we can work something out.

Zuiko, yes please, any help at organising something like this would be much appreciated and Thea - I think we must be closer neighbours than I thought!

Zuiko
1st October 2008, 11:59 PM
Well done Ellie, I'll send a PM during the next few days with some ideas for planning and organising.

In the meantime, come on guys and girls, Roll Up, Roll Up! Give Ellie plenty of support! :)

*chr

tlove
2nd October 2008, 06:27 AM
Well done Ellie - local interest at last :D:D!

I'll have a think about venues etc. and if I come up with any ideas I'll let you all know.
*chr

dbutch
2nd October 2008, 07:01 AM
I should be up for trip down the M3, dates permitting

Cheers

Dave

photo_owl
2nd October 2008, 02:11 PM
I will keep a watching brief on this meet - I may be passing by at the time!

As an additional suggestion as to possible places I would add this one

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.930589&lon=-1.675955&z=16.1&r=0&src=msl

Whilst at first glance it may just look like another car park by another lake the mark is actually a large gate post.........and if you take bird seed and place it on the post a number of highly trained small birds will come down and feed even if you are set up with a 90-250 on a tripod within 10 feet in the open.........this seems the result of weekly feeding by photogs over a long period.

Pub about 800 yds back is pretty good but has a big Sunday lunch following!

theMusicMan
2nd October 2008, 03:25 PM
... and those birds are...? :)

dbutch
7th October 2008, 02:48 PM
Any more thoughts on dates

Dave

Can't make weekend 25/26th and the 18th might be tricky

Ellie
13th October 2008, 11:50 PM
:o Sorry I haven't been around much after offering this.

We're busy through half term week, that's 27th through to 2nd, mostly family "taxi" driving, so I can't yet say which days I could be free.

I spotted another thread here about "favourite places to take photographs" and mine here has to be the walk between Keyhaven and Lymington along the sea wall and then back again on the inland route.

There's the nature reserve to one side, with a narrow path all along it that's protected from the worst of any winds by the sea wall. The area is a haven for waders and summer/winter visitors. It's a regular haunt for local twitchers, who're always more than happy to share their digiscopes and chat about what they can/have seen.

There's a pdf about the reserve, courtesy of Hampshire Wildlife Trust - here - (http://www.hwt.org.uk/data/files/ReserveMaps/keyhaven.pdf)

On the seaward side there's saltmarsh and, if you're enthusiastic enough, there's also a walk out along Hurst Spit to the lighthouse and Hurst Castle. But, to be honest, it takes serious dedication/single-mindedness to do the whole lot because there's always something to distract on the way, even if it's only the boats at Keyhaven, birds or scenery.

The Forest is beautiful at any time of the year, and at the moment is packed with fungi and beautiful leaves. At Hatchett Pond there are always ducks, loads of gulls and a pair of resident swans.

I like the idea of the fence post at Fritham too, I might even go and take a look for myself even if nobody else wants to go there.

I can't decide which would be best for people who've never been down here, so it would have to be a vote.

Could we have an idea of who might be interested please?

Ellie
17th October 2008, 04:33 PM
:confused: nobody?

e-man
17th October 2008, 04:37 PM
:confused: nobody?

I think the fast turn over of messages buried your post!

I will mail your proposals to the other members, along with a reminder about the other two meets that have been suggested :)

Ian

e-man
17th October 2008, 05:05 PM
I think the fast turn over of messages buried your post!

I will mail your proposals to the other members, along with a reminder about the other two meets that have been suggested :)

Ian

Ooops - I'd better explain that I'm using a demo account at the moment. It really is 'Ian' :D

Ian

tlove
17th October 2008, 05:43 PM
Hi Ellie

Maybe we are closer neighbours than we realise (how spooky would that be?).

I quite like the sound of Lymington/Keyhaven (and maybe Hurst Spit) - somewhere I've been meaning to visit for some time.

It would have to be a weekend for me though - I'm a wage slave for the rest of the week :D

j.baker
17th October 2008, 05:57 PM
I am interested in meeting up with other members.

What are the dates that are being suggested?

picnic4u
17th October 2008, 06:09 PM
In the portsmouth area but leg in plaster at the moment keep in touch and maybe i can join up another time.
nic:)

PeterD
17th October 2008, 06:24 PM
In the portsmouth area but leg in plaster at the moment keep in touch and maybe i can join up another time.
nic:)

Nic,

I too live in the Portsmouth area. Are you able to go out and take pictures? If so, do you want to meet up. We can always go on a local shoot. I have transport if that helps.

Peter

PeterD
17th October 2008, 06:26 PM
I am interested but at the moment have too many committments. I shall keep in touch with this thread then - if opportunity knocks..........

PeterD

picnic4u
17th October 2008, 08:32 PM
On crouches for another 3 weeks but after that would be good
cheers
nic

tamnoon
17th October 2008, 08:36 PM
I live in Wiltshire but would be interested in coming down and exploring something new. Depending on dates, times etc.

Sue :o

PeterMG
17th October 2008, 09:51 PM
Hi everyone. Ian has sent out a nudge and I'm definitely interested in a get together. I live near Worthing so the new Forest is not that far away and I'm always threatening a visit the the Jurassic coast but never get around to it as I'm always "too busy" So maybe some forward planning will get me back into my photography. But apart from that it would be great to meet up with some fellow 4/3rd shooters to chew the fat. *chr

Peter

PeterD
18th October 2008, 03:59 AM
On crouches for another 3 weeks but after that would be good
cheers
nic

Let me know when you are able and we can discuss this further. At least it will allow you to get some photography in as you recuperate without having to walk too far.

Peter

Ian
18th October 2008, 10:43 AM
I think we need a date to be set, then people can crystallize their plans. I'd like to come along too - it just depends when.

Ian

snaarman
18th October 2008, 11:55 AM
Yep. I could be interested, but it will depend on the date..

Pete

Ellie
19th October 2008, 03:27 PM
I've decided to offer a Solent walk - photo opportunities are seascapes, landscapes, wildfowl, people (walking/birding/boating), some mechanical bits and pieces too, more especially at Keyhaven where there's a boat yard. I have seen kingfishers, but never been quick enough with the camera.

The coastline is south facing, so there will be opportunities to experiment with some contre-jour work, looking towards the evening sun. Here are some examples (http://ellie.shutterchance.com/archive.php?photocat=Contre+Jour#archive)

When
Two dates.

1) Next Saturday - 25th October. Meeting at about 10:30 am. (There's plenty to see if anybody would prefer to get there earlier and explore on their own.)

I know it's short notice, but it's the day the clocks go back, so offers that "extra" hour of daylight, and it looks as if the weather will be reasonable. High Tide is about 08:00, low tide about 14:00. Sunday 26th would be a bit darker, but still possible for me if Saturday is a non-starter or if some people can make one day and not the other.

2) Mid-November, the weekend of 15th/16th, so it doesn't clash with the Epping Forest day out, but I think it does clash with Meet @ Chasewater Country Park in Staffordshire (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2954). Date to be confirmed/agreed by those who are interested/able to be there. Meeting at the same time, same place, about 10:30 am, same route.

Where
Starting at Keyhaven three pictures (http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Keyhaven_/) where there are two places to park. If you're lucky there's free parking - here - (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.723016&lon=-1.565158&z=18.5&r=0&src=msl) and also paid parking - here - (http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.722077&lon=-1.567523&z=17.9&r=0&src=msl)

First part
Circular walk out along the sea wall towards Lymington, returning on the lower inland path taking about two hours. Which should allow plenty of time for stopping/looking/photographing

Inland, close to the car parks are reedbeds where you can see some unusual things e.g. High and Dry (http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/High_and_Dry_/)

Arrive back at Keyhaven, aiming to be there by about 12:30. This is when other people could arrive/meet up.

Second part
Around Keyhaven, where there is a boat yard, a small harbour with moored boats and at low tide the waders come right up to the wall e.g. Turnstones (http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/A_crowd_of_Turnstones_/)

There sea wall continues, then there's an easy walk along the foreshore/narrow road to Hurst Spit, which is a shingle bank (saltmarsh to one side, sea to the other).

For the more active (determined) it takes about twenty minutes to walk along the top of the Spit to get to the lighthouse and castle at the end, but there are also hourly ferries from Keyhaven - here - (http://www.thenewforest.co.uk/thedms.asp?dms=13&venue=3700170) The castle is open at weekends - here - (http://www.hurstcastle.co.uk/) but realistically it's worth a half day all on its own.

Equipment to bring
Tripods are a good idea, no problems using them mainly because there are always birders with their digiscopes.

The longest lens you've got, although there are also opportunities for very close work (example (http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Moss_/1/))

Clothing
Warm and if possible, windproof clothes, because it always seems to be breezy. There is a lower path, inland from the sea wall, which offers some shelter. There is no cover anywhere along the walk.

Walking boots are not necessary because it's a flat gravelled walkway - suitable for pushchairs etc.. Sturdy shoes are a good idea.

Nic (picnic4u) how good are you on those crutches?

Food/drinks
Best to bring your own, there are plenty of benches and flat places to sit.
There's a pub called "The Gun" (http://www.donowdo.com/Pubs-Bars-and-Wine-Bars/The-Gun-Inn-Lymington-SO41-0TP.htm) It isn't cheap because it's the only one, but it's handy and just over the road from the paying car park. Food served from 11:30am to about 3:00 pm

.....

Also, I don't mind and won't feel let down if only one or two can make it, it's somewhere I like to go and would be more than happy to meet people any time they'd like to look at what's around here. It's a fantastic area, with so much to see.

I will arrange something else in the Forest if nobody else takes up the challenge - Thea? ;)

...
(edit)

Oooh, I forgot to say, it isn't too far from the M27 which links with the M3 and so on.

I can tell people the best routes to use if they need them.

picnic4u
19th October 2008, 03:52 PM
I am away on the 24th ( half term ) but should be ok for November if it goes ahead, Hope without the crouches :)

tlove
19th October 2008, 04:43 PM
Hello Ellie

At the moment, either day next weekend would be okay for me, and so would Sunday 16th November - Ill pencil them in my diary (:D), so happy to fit in with everyone else.

Should be good - thanks for arranging :):)!

j.baker
19th October 2008, 05:38 PM
Saturday (25th) is best for me and the wife.

dbutch
20th October 2008, 07:00 AM
Can't make next weekend, but either 15/16th Nov good for me

Looks like a good day out

Dave

Ellie
21st October 2008, 10:48 AM
Brilliant :)

Will meet you folks on Saturday morning. I'll send you phone details by personal message.

I'll start a new thread for the November weekend.

Ian
21st October 2008, 04:15 PM
Brilliant :)

Will meet you folks on Saturday morning. I'll send you phone details by personal message.

I'll start a new thread for the November weekend.

Is that confirmation for this coming Saturday?

Ian

j.baker
21st October 2008, 04:16 PM
yes, thats correct.

Ellie
21st October 2008, 08:06 PM
Is that confirmation for this coming Saturday?

Ian
Yes :)

Hopefully the weather will be reasonable. The Yahoo forecasts for Christchurch and Lymington suggest it'll be cloudy but won't rain. They seem to be more accurate than the BBC forecasts.

I don't know if these links will work
Christchurch 10 day forecast (http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-Christchurch-UKXX1138)

Lymington 10 day forecast (http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-Lymington-UKXX1414)

Postcode for SatNav is SO41 0TP

Ian
22nd October 2008, 06:14 AM
I'll be there on Saturday too, though I have to head back home no later than 4PM as I have a birthday party to go to in the evening :)

I'll bring a selection of lenses, including:

90-250 f/2.8
9-18 f/4-5.6
7-14 f/4
50-200 f/2.8-3.5 SWD
25 f/2.8
14-35 f/2

I'll also have an E-420 and an E-520 as well as my E-3.

If anyone wants to try anything else, please let me know asap in case I need to ask olympus to supply.

Ian

theMusicMan
22nd October 2008, 06:31 AM
Guys, I am so envious of you all attending this meet, I'd love to have been able to make it. I hope you all have a great time and manage to get some super nature shots.

picnic4u
22nd October 2008, 07:19 AM
can't believe i'll miss this:(

Ellie
22nd October 2008, 12:34 PM
Could you bring a 'proper' macro lens please.

I wonder, is there a teleconverter available? I haven't bought one yet and would like to see if it goes with my camera/lenses, because even with the 70-300 there's always something just out of reach.

picnic4u and Musicman - there'll be another in November, probably 15th :) The winter visitors will be more settled in their surroundings by then.

Ian
22nd October 2008, 01:15 PM
Could you bring a 'proper' macro lens please.

I wonder, is there a teleconverter available? I haven't bought one yet and would like to see if it goes with my camera/lenses, because even with the 70-300 there's always something just out of reach.

picnic4u and Musicman - there'll be another in November, probably 15th :) The winter visitors will be more settled in their surroundings by then.

Hi Ellie, I have the 50mm f/2 macro - I will bring it. The 35mm f/3.5 macro gets closer and has a higher magnification factor, and is cheaper, but less bright. I don't have that though.

I have the EC-14 1.4x converter and will bring that.

Ian

tlove
22nd October 2008, 06:12 PM
I'll also have my EX25 extension tube and the ring flash kit if anyone wants to try their hand with that too (especially with the 50mm macro!)

davidh
22nd October 2008, 08:42 PM
i would like to have made this meet looks like being a great success and well attended but i am going to Corfu on Friday

lets hope my Chasewater meet on the 16th is as well supported


Dave

PeterMG
22nd October 2008, 09:08 PM
Hi everyone, sorry I can not make it this weekend. Family commitments and all, looks like its going to be a nice weekend as well. :mad: Best 7 day forecast here (http://weathernews.co.uk/pinpoint/index.cgi?areaCode=80367&cityName=Lymington)

I hope that if another get together is organised there is a bit more notice as I would have loved to come on Saturday. Anyway hope you all have a great time.

Ellie
22nd October 2008, 10:19 PM
Sorry, yes, I know it was very short notice but it was because the clocks change, which makes a huge difference. Today, for example, the light was already fading here at about 5.30 - enough to put headlights on. Next week that would be 4.30 pm. :(

Thanks for the other weather forecast link Peter, it'll come in handy.

There'll be another one next month, it'll be on 15th or 16th November - I'll let people here decide by majority vote.

My offerings this weekend as far as equipment goes will be my basic three lenses and the E400.

I have a c/f monopod I can bring if anybody would like to borrow/use it. I'll make sure it's in the car. I don't have a spare head for it though, so it would have to go straight into the base of the camera.

I've also got a reflector that doesn't take up any room, it was part of the "kit" I got when I bought my camera. I've never really worked out how best to use it.

Could be an idea to make sure you've got a plastic bag or two to use as kneelers.

David, enjoy your holiday in Corfu, it's bound to be warmer than here :)

alert_bri
23rd October 2008, 02:44 PM
Hello everyone,

I hope you have a smashing day out, and please post some pictures afterwards!

Kind Regards

Brian

PeterMG
23rd October 2008, 07:22 PM
Hi everyone, There is now a slight chance that I can make it if I can manage to get a leaking central heating pipe fixed tomorrow night. So keep your fingers crossed for me :o

I now better get everything ready just in case.

rolfw
23rd October 2008, 08:22 PM
What a great shame, I haven't been on the forum for a while and I'm working on Saturday (no chance of putting things off), but would have loved to make it.

Coincidentally I'm down at Keyhaven on the 29th to walk down to the castle with the RSPB local group and hopefully catch some waders with the Bigma 50-500, must make a point of checking in more regularly so that I don't miss these meets.:)

Ellie
23rd October 2008, 10:25 PM
Fantastic if you can make it PeterMG :) You have a message with vague sort of directions and also my mobile etc numbers.

You're sure to have a good day on 29th with the rspb rolfw. There are oodles of waders there for you to see.

Maybe you'll be able to make the next one on 15th/16th November. You'll be able to join in choosing which day suits most people ;)

KEITHBD
24th October 2008, 08:14 AM
Ellie, Ian has got me moving to reply regarding the meet up. I shall be there
weather permitting and it looks good at -http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/southampton_forecast_weather.html
I take it the meeting point is as Ian states, outside the Gun pub. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Keith.

Ian
24th October 2008, 08:20 AM
Ellie, Ian has got me moving to reply regarding the meet up. I shall be there
weather permitting and it looks good at -http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/southampton_forecast_weather.html
I take it the meeting point is as Ian states, outside the Gun pub. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Keith.

Good to hear that you will joining us, Keith :)

Ellie has some tips for avoiding some bottlenecks in the area - hopefully she will be in touch!

Ian

Ellie
24th October 2008, 11:18 AM
Yes, PM sent :)

Anybody who hasn't had a message please check this map where the parking is marked with a red x The one on the right is free but gets full on a nice day.

The route I've marked is a lane which is very narrow in places, it avoids the centre of the village which can be awkward to navigate because of creative parking by some locals.

You can use SO41 0TP as a SatNav guide

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/keyhaven_map_1_smaller.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8940)

oldhat
25th October 2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks Ellie, Ian and all for an interesting morning today.
Gerald

Ellie
25th October 2008, 07:08 PM
Thanks for coming Gerald, it was lovely to meet you :)

andym
25th October 2008, 07:11 PM
Glad you all had a good day out.Very odd that lens.

tlove
25th October 2008, 07:15 PM
Glad you all had a good day out.Very odd that lens.

Perhaps they've seen the light ;)

Ellie
25th October 2008, 07:43 PM
Perhaps they've seen the light ;)
Maybe! :rolleyes: :D

CaptainD
27th October 2008, 11:59 AM
Dear Ellie,

I am so disappointed that I could not join you all on Saturday, you deserve a prize for organising the meet. I know my dad (KeithBD) enjoyed himself very much, it sounds like you had a great day despite the weather. I am glad that so many of the forum members supported the day.

Cheers

Chris *chr

PeterMG
27th October 2008, 08:35 PM
Hi everyone it was great to meet you all on Saturday, and a big thanks to Ellie for organising the day for us. I have looked at my photos and I think I've got some worth working on and keeping and will post them as soon as I get a chance.

A big thanks to Ian who brought down some nice glass. I particularly liked the 14-35 f2, it was such a pleasure to use, making the viewfinder in the E330 seem very bright. The 7-14 was of course wonderful although the day wasn't one of those days for wide vistas that I like using a super wide for. Unsurprisingly my best shot seem to have been with the 50-200 hooked up to my E1. The combination of bright viewfinder and a lens that never fails to surprise me has done the business again.

Now where did all that time go??

Ellie
27th October 2008, 11:32 PM
Thanks for your kind words Chris, I'm so glad your Dad enjoyed himself.

Maybe you'll be able to make the one next month? I'll put a notice up soon - same place, but more wildfowl will have arrived. There were Canada Geese and Brent Geese there today. We (birdwatching visitors wanted to see the marshes) also saw loads of Redshanks, Curlews/Godwits/Whimbrels (heard the Whimbrels), Lapwings and Oystercatchers as well as Turnstones by the score and various varieties of gulls.

Now where did all that time go??
Saturday certainly passed very quickly!

CaptainD
28th October 2008, 07:10 AM
Dear Ellie,

I will try my best to come down to the next one, I promise. As for the time flying past quickly, you did very well to keep Dad amused for so long, not back home until gone 6pm is a tells me just how much he enjoyed the day and everyone's company.

Cheers

Chris *chr

KEITHBD
28th October 2008, 08:03 AM
What on earth is son Chiistopher on about. I was disappointed that we did not go to the pub for an evening meal and then go on to Southampton to do some clubbing
Keith (78 last month)

CaptainD
28th October 2008, 08:09 AM
Dad,

You promised all of the family you would not go out again in that leopard skin thong!

Your embarrassed son :p

Chris

KEITHBD
28th October 2008, 03:20 PM
A few photos from the Saturday meet up.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/K3.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9074)
Ian in action
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/IAN1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9089)
Happy Thea
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/THEA.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9099)
Peter gets to grips with the 14-35 f2
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PETER.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9100)
Rusty pulley
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/K1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9101)
Ropes & laddders
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/K7.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9103)
And my turn with the wonderful 14-35 f2 - Reeds
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/K8.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9104)

Ian
28th October 2008, 03:56 PM
Nice to see some shots from youself, Keith :) And it was good to meet you, Peter!

I have some more pix to upload yet...

Ian

Barr1e
28th October 2008, 07:12 PM
Hi Keith -

What a great series of pix - quite wonderful.

It was with regret we didn't make this meet especially missing an evening meal and clubbing which Anne would have enjoyed (life in the old girl yet). :D

I am looking forward to seeing some more shots from the group.

Regards. Barr1e

theMusicMan
28th October 2008, 07:16 PM
Indeed Barrie, I am so disappointed not to have been able to make it as well. I am going to try hard for the next one in November though; Ellies comment regarding more passage waders and wildfowl might clinch the deal!

Fingers crossed I can make it.

tlove
28th October 2008, 08:04 PM
Indeed Ellies comment regarding more passage waders and wildfowl might clinch the deal!

Fingers crossed I can make it.

Just to whet your appetite John, I submitted one of my pics of a whole flock (if that's the right word) of waders to a wildlife website, and I was told that they were Black Tailed Godwit - from Iceland.

Get down here - you know you want to!

theMusicMan
28th October 2008, 08:07 PM
Just to whet your appetite John, I submitted one of my pics of a whole flock (if that's the right word) of waders to a wildlife website, and I was told that they were Black Tailed Godwit - from Iceland.

Get down here - you know you want to!Oooh Thea, you sure know the chat-up lines eh!! :):)

tlove
28th October 2008, 08:17 PM
Just for you John:

Not the best photo in the world, but there they are:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/657/PA251363.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/9173)

Enjoy the view :D

PeterMG
28th October 2008, 10:06 PM
OK as promised some photos. These are all jpeg direct from My E1 and 50-200 some with the EC14 with cropping and minimal adjustment. All ISO 200. Some of the light was very dull. Processing of the RAWS in Lightroom will have to wait.

Keith in action
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/KiethBD.jpg

Swans
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/Birds2.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/swan.jpg

Seagulls diving into the water, very bazaar
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/seagulls.jpg

Duck
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/Birds1.jpg

Small Birds
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/Birds.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/Tempestnut/Visit%20to%20Keyhaven/Birds3.jpg

Ellie
29th October 2008, 12:29 PM
Lovely pictures Peter, you've captured some fantastic detail *chr

Well done for identifying that flock of brown waders Thea

I'll start another thread for 15th/16th November. I've had a couple of ideas to make it different from this one. ;)