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    What's in your garden?

    Well since getting my camera I've noticed more and more wildlife (mostly birds) in the back garden. I'm worried in fact I'd starting to become a bit of a birdwatcher

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else had seen any interesting (or not) wildlife

    Bluetit



    Blackbirds





    No idea!


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    Re: What's in your garden?

    I have quite a lot.. but if you expect me to get good shots with the P+S you'd be lucky!

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Nice crisp shots.
    The last pic is a Dunnock (sometimes called the Hedge Sparrow).
    Gardens are now an oasis for wildlife, as intensive farming has made a desert of the countryside.
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    Re: What's in your garden?

    !! So this is what happened to the tulips..



    (please excuse the quality - didn't have time to adjust the settings on the camera and it was shot at full zoom through dirty glass from a less than steady hand!)

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    In a flat on campus, so it's sort of my garden...


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    Re: What's in your garden?

    BTW yorkieben, which lens are you using?

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Sony 70-300mm G SSM with a Sony A200

    kalniel what is that? It looks bizarre!

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    That explains why the quality is so good. I was hoping it was something a bit more affordable like the Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG.

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen View Post
    kalniel what is that? It looks bizarre!
    muntjac I would say

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Our rarest visitors seem to be a lesser spotted woodpecker and a green woodpecker, and a small rodent (bigger than a mouse but seems smaller than a squirrel) which hasn't stayed in one place long enough to be identified. You can occasionally see bats at dusk too.

    They all stay too far from the house to get decent photos though

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen View Post
    kalniel what is that? It looks bizarre!
    Muntjac deer (Reeves Muntjac). Was quite surprised to see it in the back garden! They're apparently quite common in Hertfordshire now.

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee` View Post
    In a flat on campus, so it's sort of my garden...
    do you live in york uni? if so meet you there next year?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    now that i think about the word "throttled" in a certain light... its not so far different to strangled really

    our boiler broke so we has no heating or hot water, this is the bloody result ^^

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Georgy291 View Post
    do you live in york uni? if so meet you there next year?
    I'm currently on the Heriot Watt campus in Edinburgh, and I'll be graduating (again) later this year.

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee` View Post
    That explains why the quality is so good. I was hoping it was something a bit more affordable like the Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 APO DG.
    I had the Tamron 70-300mm before that, its a good lens in itself. Not quite as sharp as the sony G and suffers from purple fringing but still capable of great shots

    I prefer to think the photo's quality is due to my l33t skills

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    Re: What's in your garden?

    Not strictly "in" my garden:


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    Re: What's in your garden?

    I once seen a very rare animal in my back garden........

    The wife mowing the lawn!!

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