Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 29th May 2015
Graptolite's Avatar
Graptolite Graptolite is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Galloway
Posts: 936
Thanks: 566
Thanked 186 Times in 150 Posts
Likes: 101
Liked 307 Times in 82 Posts
Badgers

In the woods not far from my home there is a large badger set. At this time of year when it's dark for only a few short hours at night, badgers will emerge in the evening while it's still light, and if you stay downwind and very still, you can watch them from only a few yards away. An added bonus in the spring is that there will often be cubs.

These are some photos from three separate sessions over the past week. I counted 3 adults and 6 cubs altogether, so there's quite a big community at this particular site.

All photos were taken with the EM1 and FT 50-200mm SWD - still my favourite lens for wildlife - either supported by a monopod or resting on a tree branch. I had to up the ISO to 1600 as the light was starting to fade. One good thing about badgers is that the black and white face markings provide a good target for the AF to lock onto even in poor light.

The roe buck was an added bonus!


ISO 1600 1/40s f3.5


ISO 1600 1/30s f3.5


ISO 1600 1/80s f3.5


ISO 1600 1/80s f3.5


ISO 1600 1/80s f3.5


ISO 1600 1/60s f3.5


ISO 800 1/20s f3.2
__________________
David
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Adagio (30th May 2015), alfbranch (1st June 2015), Alpha1 (31st May 2015), Greytop (1st June 2015), Hemlockwood (29th May 2015), Jim Ford (29th May 2015), Mickg (2nd June 2015), Olybirder (29th May 2015), OM USer (29th May 2015), raymondo (30th May 2015), Ross the fiddler (30th May 2015)
  #2  
Old 29th May 2015
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,277
Thanks: 2,323
Thanked 946 Times in 754 Posts
Likes: 1,746
Liked 2,629 Times in 809 Posts
Re: Badgers

Wonderful shots of these beautiful creatures David. I especially like the ones amongst the bluebells. I am just a tiny bit envious.

Ron
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Olybirder For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (29th May 2015)
  #3  
Old 29th May 2015
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,601
Thanks: 39
Thanked 678 Times in 640 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,294 Times in 790 Posts
Re: Badgers

Very nice.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

The Grumpy Snapper blog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to David M For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (29th May 2015)
  #4  
Old 29th May 2015
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 21,604
Thanks: 1,954
Thanked 3,063 Times in 2,381 Posts
Likes: 3,206
Liked 4,278 Times in 2,011 Posts
Re: Badgers

A superb "set" in more ways than one!
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Zuiko For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #5  
Old 30th May 2015
Floribunda
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Badgers

Love No2 David. They are certainly pretty creatures. Do they do much damage?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #6  
Old 30th May 2015
Beagletorque's Avatar
Beagletorque Beagletorque is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Extreme South Midlands, England
Posts: 6,274
Thanks: 1,069
Thanked 770 Times in 701 Posts
Likes: 1,871
Liked 3,290 Times in 1,267 Posts
Re: Badgers

Cracking set David, the bluebell image is a real cracker! Thanks for sharing.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Beagletorque For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #7  
Old 30th May 2015
gregles gregles is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 3,176
Thanks: 614
Thanked 396 Times in 381 Posts
Likes: 175
Liked 112 Times in 67 Posts
Re: Badgers

Brilliant
__________________
My Flickr Home Page
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gregles For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #8  
Old 30th May 2015
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,016
Thanks: 1,048
Thanked 1,297 Times in 1,201 Posts
Likes: 847
Liked 1,978 Times in 962 Posts
Re: Badgers

I like them too. Don't use my 50-200 very much but looks like I ought to get out and about with it a bit more. Thanks for the inspiration.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Phill D For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #9  
Old 30th May 2015
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 7,942
Thanks: 2,377
Thanked 1,135 Times in 1,012 Posts
Likes: 281
Liked 1,211 Times in 789 Posts
Re: Badgers

Lucky you to have this close to you lovely shots.
__________________
Ed

What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wee man For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #10  
Old 30th May 2015
tomphotofx's Avatar
tomphotofx tomphotofx is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bexleyheath UK
Posts: 2,547
Thanks: 264
Thanked 545 Times in 481 Posts
Likes: 410
Liked 295 Times in 147 Posts
Re: Badgers

Wonderful set

Tom
__________________
"Who is watching the Watchers, watching the Watchers watching us"

Its not what you see, it's the way that you see it"

Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/photofxstudios
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tomphotofx For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #11  
Old 30th May 2015
Graptolite's Avatar
Graptolite Graptolite is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Galloway
Posts: 936
Thanks: 566
Thanked 186 Times in 150 Posts
Likes: 101
Liked 307 Times in 82 Posts
Question Re: Badgers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Floribunda View Post
Love No2 David. They are certainly pretty creatures. Do they do much damage?
They are very attractive animals Lyn, and quite fastidious - they clean out and replace used bedding from their set every day and also dig special latrine pits away from the set. But yes, they can make a bit of a mess by digging holes searching for worms and grubs. I wouldn't want them in my garden!
__________________
David
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Graptolite For This Useful Post:
  #12  
Old 30th May 2015
KeithL KeithL is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 4,942
Thanks: 366
Thanked 462 Times in 438 Posts
Likes: 1,462
Liked 1,382 Times in 810 Posts
Re: Badgers

Love the sad expression in #2! But they are all great captures.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KeithL For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #13  
Old 30th May 2015
IainMacD's Avatar
IainMacD IainMacD is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Drumnadrochit
Posts: 3,783
Thanks: 1,222
Thanked 539 Times in 483 Posts
Likes: 1,724
Liked 799 Times in 229 Posts
Re: Badgers

Superb shots David
__________________
Iain

E-M5 II, E-M1, E-M1 II, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

Website
Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to IainMacD For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (30th May 2015)
  #14  
Old 31st May 2015
mstphoto mstphoto is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Aberdeen, NE Scotland
Posts: 1,211
Thanks: 314
Thanked 117 Times in 109 Posts
Likes: 517
Liked 774 Times in 183 Posts
Re: Badgers

Nicely captured!!
Another vote for the bluebell shots

Mike
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mstphoto For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (1st June 2015)
  #15  
Old 1st June 2015
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 10,995
Thanks: 2,131
Thanked 1,391 Times in 1,320 Posts
Likes: 5,598
Liked 1,198 Times in 805 Posts
Re: Badgers

Great shots. I saw a badger run down our road as I returned home a few nights ago but never managed to get close to one with a camera.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
If you learn something new each day then that is not a day wasted.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OM USer For This Useful Post:
Graptolite (1st June 2015)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Squirrels & Foxes, Badgers too Surrey Chevvyf1 Events 0 9th April 2012 11:35 AM
Badgers; Red Squirrels; Foxes etc., Chevvyf1 Foto Fair 17 29th July 2011 05:11 AM
even more Badgers....... roadkill_6mm Foto Fair 8 17th July 2010 08:07 PM
Another trip to the nature reserve (more badgers!) roadkill_6mm Foto Fair 1 13th June 2010 05:26 PM
Badgers - Thanks to E-3 (James) roadkill_6mm Foto Fair 4 9th June 2010 06:10 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:37 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger