Going Slow

The other day I thought it would a great idea to get up at 04:15am and go into Richmond Park for 05:00am. Don’t know why I thought that would be good plan. It was was dark. Turns out you need light for wildlife photography. So with with enough light for 1/8s @ f/2.8 and ISO4000… Read More

Weekly Captures

This has been a very productive week with the Easter breaks allowing me more time to get out with the cameras. It has also been a very interesting week for me on a technical level as I had access to a Nikon D850 and got a chance to compare the D500 and the D850 for… Read More

Weekly Captures

This was a good week in the park with a lot of good photo oportunities over a few days. It is still very cool for this time of year with frost on the ground in the early mornings, but we had some decent light at times. The herons are leaving their nests and learning to… Read More

Pitch Invasion

In the middle of Pens Pond inRichmond Park there is a tiny island. I call it Heron Island as it is the nesting ground for at least four heron pairs. Currently there are around ten new heron chicks so it is a crowded place. There are also Great Cormorant nests and possibly various geese and… Read More

Weekly Captures

A productive week with three outings. The colours are slowly returning to the park, but spring has taken a bit of pause. The young herons have begun to take their first flights The adults are still busy nest building and fighting off the seagulls The Egyptian Geese had some babies. Most have disappeared, but this… Read More

Fujifilm X-Trans Lightroom Sharpening

Much has been said about the difficulties sharpening Fujifim X-Trans files in Lightroom. The “worm” artifacts that are generated are a real problem. Adobe have optimized their algorithm to work best with the bayer sensor layout and this doesn’t play well with thhe x-trans sensor pattern. For many of us moving to Capture One has… Read More

Weekly Captures

Some nice days this week and I managed to get out on two occations. Finally a grey heron landed nearby and I got some nice close-ups. They normally land away from people, but this one didn’t seem to mind me standing there. This juvenile heron was being hounded by the seaguls on its first flights.… Read More

Weekly Captures

First an update on the larger heron nest. There where four young in the nest on Saturday, but on Sunday I could only see three standing there. A closer look revieled a dead heron laying outside the nest. Most likely killed by its siblings over a scrap for food. You can see the wing in… Read More

Weekly Captures

A break in the weather gave me a chance to take a quick trip to Richmond Park to check on the progress of the herons nesting. Back in February the first nest hatched with four chicklets: Today, some three weeks later they have grown to this size: The other nests have also hatched and I… Read More