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Forum: Foto Fair 13th July 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By PeterD
Re: Robins Pincushion

A really great find - Thank you, I enjoyed reading the article. Evolution is a wonderful thing. Not only do we have two host plants needed in this wasp's life cycle but we have two types of wasps of...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th July 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By PeterD
Re: Robins Pincushion

Hi Mark

Thanks for your reply. To think, if I did not have a camera to record things I see, I might never have taken much notice and it would have been unlikely that I would have carried out...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th July 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By PeterD
Re: Robins Pincushion

Thanks for your reply. I have copied the Wikipedia address (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplolepis_rosae) on this subject, mine was only a brief summary. This makes fascinating reading.
I hope...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th July 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,214
Posted By PeterD
Re: Tribute

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and your picture is beautiful and it oozes with your love and affection. You have received so many replies and condolences but I wish to add mine to you and the...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th July 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By PeterD
Robins Pincushion

Whilst on a walk through the Hayling Island nature reserve I found this object on a rose shrub along the trail. It is a gall with relationship between flora and fauna. The object is obviously flora...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th July 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By PeterD
Re: Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Thanks all for your kind replies. This is one of my favourite birds too.
Forum: Foto Fair 4th July 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By PeterD
Re: Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

The second did present a focussing issue. I tackled this by slightly overlapping the sky with the Goldfinch's head. attempt to focus then moved in slightly and locked focus. This worked well, getting...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th July 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By PeterD
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

I mentioned the Goldfinch in my earlier thread (The Garden Nursery). I thought I would share these images I took earlier in the year.
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Forum: Foto Fair 28th June 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By PeterD
Re: The garden nursery

A few days on and the fledglings no longer are being fed by their parents - they should have learnt what food there is to eat and where to find it.

This little fledgling was found in the bushes,...
Forum: Foto Fair 27th June 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By PeterD
The garden nursery

It's been a very good year for nesting in the garden. we have had one pair of Blue Tits using the nest box, A group of Dunnock, a Wren, Robin and several Sparrows in the hedges surrounding the...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

For those interested in looking at the existing Hayling Billy website - this can be found at http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/. This website deals with the past and the present including the nature...
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd June 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By PeterD
Re: Green Woodpecker visits my garden

Thank you Harold for your reply and comments.
Wt this time of the year these Woodpeckers spend quite a bit of time decimating ant nests, foraging for food on the ground. Places like clearings in...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th June 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By PeterD
Re: Green Woodpecker visits my garden

Mark. You got me thinking about the strange eyelid position on the Woodpecker. Normally we photographers try to display eyes as clearly as possible and avoid posting images with the eyelids only...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th June 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By PeterD
Re: A moment to treasure - red kite

Thanks for this post Peter. We discussed a meet to photograph the Red Kite and other things. This has reminded me of our previous meetings, years ago, and the need to meet again*chr.
Forum: Foto Fair 20th June 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By PeterD
Re: Green Woodpecker visits my garden

Thank you all for your replies/Likes etc.

Thanks for your useful link too Mark:), a very interesting study.
Forum: Foto Fair 18th June 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By PeterD
Green Woodpecker visits my garden

Virtually every morning, at dawn, this bird feeds on my bird feeding station. Usually raiding the peanuts. Recently, he has started to visit in broad daylight raiding some ants nests. These birds are...
Forum: Foto Fair 18th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Thanks Peter. We are working on improvements to access on the HB Trail also additional seating and information boards to bring together the past with the present. BR left behind ONE signal which was...
Forum: Foto Fair 18th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Hi Mark, another friend - great to be back in touch with you.
Forum: Foto Fair 18th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Thanks for your reply Ed, also good to be back in touch with you.
Forum: Foto Fair 18th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Great to be back in touch Peter. I shall get in touch soon. I would like to see the Red Kites in your area again.
Forum: Foto Fair 18th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Thank you for your reply. Sorry my reply to you has been delayed but I wanted to re-process the Greenfinch image first.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=428&pictureid=2266

I hope...
Forum: Foto Fair 15th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Thanks for your reply. The clouds in the sky were a great backdrop to the flock of geese. It is one thing to have the bird(s) as a single subject but it is pleasing to create an image that includes...
Forum: Foto Fair 15th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
Re: A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Thanks for your reply. This youngster begged for a feed from a nearby Blackbird and ended up in a brawl in the long grass. I broke things up and it rewarded me with a great pose.

Best wishes
...
Forum: Foto Fair 13th June 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By PeterD
Re: Common Terns

Lovely shots*chr Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Foto Fair 13th June 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By PeterD
A short walk around the West Hayling LNR's

Some images of wildlife seen during my short walk, 3 june 2015.

http://www.imageinuk.com/Birds/Thrushes-Turdidae/Blackbird-Turdus-merula/i-gqtgk87/0/XL/098_DxO-XL.jpg
A young immature Blackbird...
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