11 October 2013

Still in limbo



A Grey Headed Woodpecker, a few days ago in a park in the east of Hakodate.

It was a grey grey morning, these shots were at ISO 1600, usually a no no on the 7D.

Lots of tame common birds in the parks at this time of year.







No autumn colours yet, it has been too mild and wet recently.

Out at Menagawa I spotted this bird offshore.


A Pacific Diver?

I ordered my lens on 15 September and they said it would take 'about a month to arrive'. It could/should arrive this weekend......................the wait is torture.

I hope England don't f**k up against the might of Montenegro tonight. Should I get up and put myself through yet more torture?

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12 comments:

  1. Even though it's a dull day, I love them all. Stuart, do you have Photo Shop? I really like all your compositions.

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    1. I use Lightroom, just for cropping, sharpening and a little exposure tweaking.

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  2. Well, England beat mighty Montenegro... Poland will be a stiffer test.
    Interesting diver shot... but I've little personal experience of them. I guess Black-throated would be the most similar species...

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    1. Hi John, just one more night of torture before next June, hopefully.

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    1. Hi Ayuwat, they look so similar but this one didn't have the white patch on its flanks...........so I thought Pacific instead of Black Throated.

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  4. Nice some birds and good shots. Wow, it's the 16th today. Maybe your lens will arrive within hours. No autumn colours here either but saw a buzzard on the weekend and heard swans passing by in the middle of the night. I'm looking forward to the cooler months. Never thought I'd say that when I first came here.

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  5. Hi Russell, still no lens, it'd better come soon!

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  6. I do like the Woodpeckers - wish I'd seen them. How's it going with the new lens? I hope you weren't affected by the cyclone that hit Hokkaido. I'm driving home through New South Wales where it has been a dreadful day of bush fires.

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    1. Hi, no the typhoon had fizzled out this far north, lots of heavy rain though. I'm still waiting for the lens. Hurry up Canon/BIC Camera!!!!!!!

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  7. Sorry, wrong island - I meant Honshu, but am watching the fire news!

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    1. Well bushfires are scarier than typhoons that's for sure.......

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