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Signs of Autumn – my favourite season

A couple of months ago a bought a Canon 100 – 400mm zoom lens with the intention of hoping to improve my bird and wildlife photography. This is a slow process and I maybe get a couple of shots per session which are OK. It’s hard stepping out of your comfort zone but rewarding learning new techniques. We live near RSPB Old Moor and spend time there most days. It’s a wonderful place to visit, for a stroll, to take children or as a serious nature lover and watcher, not to mention a relaxing cafe- highly recommended. The people there are very friendly and there is always someone around to point out an unusual bird or name something if you aren’t sure.

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Tommy’s first visit to Old Moor

This morning there was  a slight nip in the air and the first real signs of Autumn. I couldn’t resist slipping back into my comfort zone and photographing plants and berries. The colours are starting to arrive. The beauty in decaying leaves is really breathtaking if you look carefully.

Autumn leaf lace pattern
Deacying leaf – beautiful patterns
Autumn colours RSPB
Signs of Autumn at RSPB Old Moor

I did take a couple of nature shots, a robin a dragonfly and the tiny butterfly in the header. I love Autumn and so enjoy watching the leaves turn – isn’t nature wonderful?

Robin in tree dragonfly

Autumn leaves first signs
Autumn colours
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24th January 2015 24/365

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A Tommy sleep over last night – think he is teething – enough said!! He does however, open his eyes with a huge smile on his face – how he can go from fast asleep to laughing in a couple of seconds is amazing! It’s also the RSPB big garden bird watch this weekend so we spent an hour birdwatching.

The header photo is my great nephew Oliver who was 2 yesterday! Lovely couple of days x

6th January 6/365

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I’ve not been well today – aches and pains all over – so I worked in the kitchen with my mac on my knee and my camera beside me. I love our garden. This morning there were 4 female pheasants, 2 robins, several great tits, blackbirds, pigeons, a dunnock and obviously THAT squirrel!

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To get the  birds in your garden to be brave enough to come and get food which is near your window can take a long time! It took several months but it’s worth it – if you place an old spade handle or watering can next to the food source they will land on this to give you an interesting shot.

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