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MBNA Polo at Chester Race Course

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Owls at Dusk

A very generous Fathers Day present saw me at Knowsley Safari Park for a dusk Owl experience with WIld Arena Photography. The event nearly got off to a rocky start when an animal incident meant that the safari drive part of the park was shut, nearly trapping the Wild Arena team in their house, but luckily they made it out in time. For the evening they showed us a great variety of owls and helped us to get good shots […]

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Knowsley Safari Park Photos

A wet and dull day, but a few of the animals were out to play so i was able to get a couple of photos. I was using the Sigma 150-600 and it gave some great results at lower shutter speeds than I was expecting. The VR really seems to kick in around the 1/400 to give sharp results even at 600mm handheld. [justified_image_grid ng_tags_gallery=’blog_100716′ orderby=date_asc]

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Cosford Airshow Pictures

I made the annual trip to Cosford this year for the 2016 Cosford Airshow, but with the family in tow this time. It only took 20 minutes before the protests of boredom started so I had a little less time to spend on the photography and a lot less money after they’d cleaned me out on the funfair. I’ve yet to get a really good day at Cosford for the weather, grey clouds always seem to be the norm which […]

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Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 Lens for Zoo Photography

Now I’ve had a bit more time with the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 I’m beginning to appreciate its positives for my style of zoo photography (quick shots hand held whilst being hastled by my small children!). Let’s get the negatives out of the way first. I still don’t trust the autofocus to get a shot if there is a lot of movement going on. WIth my Nikon setup I knew I could raise the camera to my eye, focus in a […]

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Fuji 100-400 Lens at Chester Zoo

I had the chance today to try out the new Fuji 100-400 zoom at Chester Zoo. Initial thoughts are the weight saving over my current NIkon kit is very welcome, but the autofocus is limiting in some circumstances. More to follow. [justified_image_grid ng_tags_gallery=20160410 row_height=300]

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Chester Zoo Visit

Here’s a few from the weekend when I visited Chester Zoo. The weather was terrible but at least it kept the crowds down. The elephant photos were taken in the dark of the elephant house while the cassowary ones were shot form the boat trip in the new Islands exhibit. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1447056275390-75f343ef-ab25-2″ include=”2308,2310,2307,2309″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Chester Zoo Animazing Photography Competition Win

I had a very pleasant surprise to find that my flying mandrill picture won 3rd place in the Chester Zoo Animating photography contest. It and the other winners can be seen here.

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Competition Win – Dream of Freedom

I was very pleased this week to find that I’d had a win in the works fortnightly photography contest. The theme was Black and White portraits and I took a bit of a risk entering a Chimpanzee photo, but everyone seemed to like it. The weekly competition is on Flickr here.

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