31 March 2015

My 1000th post


Well it's taken exactly 8 years and 3 months to reach my 1000th post on this blog..................


 This drake Shoveler was on a small shady pond nxt to a park in the east of the city................




When I got home I realised a lot of shots were out of focus..................I'd forgotten to change the AF settings back to AI servo. I would never make the cut as a professional photographer.

At least the Shoveler wasn't shy.




There were quite a few birds in the park including a flock of 40 or so Common Crossbill. One came down from the treetops for a drink...............


Also around were 2 male Yellow Throated Bunting, Bullfinch, Brambling, Hawfinch and the usual common resident species like this Eastern Great Tit.


So 1000 posts. I've sat down and done this 1000 times..............................


16 comments:

  1. Congratulation on reaching your 1,00th post and the shots of the Shoveler are fantastic. great o see a Crossbill, I have not seen on for years here.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, I've hardly seen any Crossbills in the UK either...............

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  2. Nice shoveler. To me, they always seem in danger of tipping forward ...
    Congrats on the 1000th post; quite an accomplishment.

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  3. Congratulations on your 1,000th post - a really sustained effort. The Shoveler looks great. We all forget settings at times, and I'm sure even pros do at times.

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    1. I forget settings lots of times though.............

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    2. Thank goodness for Lightroom etc then!

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  4. 1000 ? - great effort. I'm close to 400 myself, but not sure whether to announce anything.

    The exposure looks good on the Shoveller, even if some shots were lost to the focus setting.

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    1. I had to darken the highlights somewhat in Lightroom though.............

      Only 600 and something to go John!

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    2. ah, Yes, I'd better extract my digit and concentrate...

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  5. Congrats on the milestone Stu, you have posted some great stuff, every credit.

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  6. Your shots are a lot better than some so called "pro" stuff IMHO. I've said it before - you have got high standards which probably keeps you shooting and striving for even better shots?
    The big problem nowadays is the proliferation of photographers and the age old issue of taste - I hate over processed images but loads of people seem to lap them up.
    Anyway, thats enough of an ego boost - looking forward to the next 1000 :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments...............if I post at the same rate #2000 should come in June 2023 some time.

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  7. A male Northern Shoveler is not a bad subject for a commemorative picture is it?

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    1. Beautiful and comical at the same time..................

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