Nikon Photo of the Day

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Nikon Photo of the Day
Nikon Photo of the Day
I shared one of my Kingfisher photo’s on Nikon’s Facebook page to thank them for such a great day on Tuesday.

You can imagine how chuffed I am for them to make it “Photo of the Day”.

Link to Nikon Photo of the Day

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Have I gone all Green-fingered????

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Greenhouse Tray - Photo from www.3ch.co.uk
Greenhouse Tray – Photo from www.3ch.co.uk
No, not really, but I have ordered a jumbo sized Greenhouse Tray similar to the one in the photo.

It’s for my next garden photo project and no, I’ve not got a Greenhouse.

All will be revealed when it arrives and I begin building.

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Thanks Nikon for Standardising Batteries

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MH-25a Charger (Photo from Nikon Europe's Website)
MH-25a Charger (Photo from Nikon Europe’s Website)
I’m booked on a triple hide day tomorrow with Nikon School and Chris Gomersall. I’m taking both the D810 (with the 300mm with 1.7x and 2x Teleconverters) and D7100 (with 80-400mm) as a backup. As I use battery grips on both cameras it means 4 batteries in total to charge.

So I get both chargers out and set them up to charge. I plugged the MH-25a (supplied with the D810) in and inserted a battery and although it charges, there is a loud sparking noise coming from it and a nice smell of burning electronics.

Luckily, the D810 and D7100 both use the same EN-EL15 Battery so the MH-25 charger that comes with the D7100 (notice the “a” missing, I’m led to believe it just has a slightly lower power output) can charge all 4 batteries.

So a big thanks to Nikon for standardising their batteries throughout their range. I’ll give Wex Photographic a call to get this charger sent off for repair/replacement.

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Wrong Choice Of Location This Morning

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Ducks Arse! - D810, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC-20E III @ 600mm, f/8, ISO560, 1/500sec
Ducks Arse! – D810, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC-20E III @ 600mm, f/8, ISO560, 1/500sec
This photo sums up my bad choice of location this morning (and there’s heavy editing just to remove the thick fog!). Last night I checked the weather forecast and it was showing as clear skies and sunny. So I packed my bag ready, got up at 5:45am and made the 40 minute trip to the hide at Aqualete Mere near Newport in Shropshire.

As soon as I got to Stafford, I hit a thick covering of Fog that just made bird photography impossible. Kingfishers, Warblers, Wrens and various Ducks and Geese were all in abundance, but no photos worthy of sharing. Still, it was good to sit there and watch the Kingfisher coming and going even if it did look black and white.

On the drive back, within 5 miles of leaving, glorious blue skies, certainly was the wrong location but the forecast (as it’s been for a while) was wrong.

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As seen on CNET

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Image on CNET

Photography is a form of art and whether you’re a Professional taking photos to pay the bills or an Amateur wanting to satisfy your hobby it’s always an amazing feeling when people like your work.

So you can imagine how ecstatic I was when Eric Mack, contributer to the giant media website CNET, asked me if he could use my Perseids Meteor photo in a gallery he was creating.

The photo, showcased with 9 other photographers shots, can be see at www.cnet.com/pictures/dazzling-shots-of-the-2015-perseid-meteor-shower-pictures/, my photo is image 5.

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Mistle Thrushes are moving in.

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I had a message from Emma (my better half) today as she’d spotted a new bird in the garden we had not seen before. We soon identified it as a Mistle Thrush, a bird that is common, but on the RSPB Amber Status due to decline in gardens (RSPB – Mistle Thrush).

So imagine our surprise when I noticed that a pair is building a nest in our old Oak Tree. I watched them for a while and noticed the female would go off gathering with the male following, but staying perched high on lookout as if he was guarding her.

Here’s a few quick shots I managed to get, I look forward to getting more photos of them.

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Moss for the Nest - D7100, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 @ f/4, ISO125, 1/1000sec - {Flickr Link}
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