Bromeliad

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Many thanks to all of you who commented on my bird ringing photo yesterday and those who awarded stars and hearts on Blipfoto.

While I was at the event at Ashwood Nurseries I was inevitably tempted to buy some more plants, this is the first one. I’ve never had a bromeliad before, so I hope I can keep it.

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Bird ringing at Ashwood Nurseries

There was a demonstration of bird ringing at Ashwood Nurseries given by Belvide Ringers this morning.They caught and ringed an amazing number of birds while we were there, including blue tits, great tits, a coal tit, siskins, bramblings, a robin, a chaffinch and woodpeckers. It rained fairly heavily for much of the time, but the birds and ringers were under cover and it was the audience who were out in the rain. It was a good test of the weather resistance of the camera – the only problem I had was when an accumulation of raindrops on the viewfinder eyepiece persuaded the camera I had it up to my eye and disabled the rear screen. The light was very poor, and with the small subjects and movement I had to use a high ISO setting, and even then I could not get an adequate speed and aperture.

In the last photo, the photographer is me, and the photo was taken by my friend Phil Griffiths, who suggested the visit and provided the transport. His photo is with a phone, and better than my photos!

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Rhododendron

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Pen 2019

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I received the new edition of the Pen book today I already had the first edition, but it’s been updated. My own Pen is in this photo too, I’ve owned it from new. I used the Pen F (digital) to take the photo. Sad that Olympus have just announced that they are discontinuing the Pen F.

My mobility scooter test drive went very well, I’ll be getting one.

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Test drive booked

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Editing

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I managed to record the dawn chorus, but now I have to edit the audio files, which is not something I enjoy – much harder work than editing photos.

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Blossom in the park

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