This heron was hanging around a coot’s nest in Verulamium Park on the River Ver.
I suspect he was looking for dinner 🙁
Technical notes: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF. ISO 200, 1/60 at f/4.0.
Blackfriars National Rail station is being largely rebuilt and extended across the river for 2011; until then the Underground station is closed. There is a lot of work going on above and below ground; this is one of the cranes involved.
It’s a mess at the moment, but 12 carriage trains will make it worthwhile, I’m sure!
Technical notes: Nikon D90 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF. ISO 200, 1/320 at f/11.0
My lovely wife has been baking again. These delicious blueberry muffins come from this book:
|Rachel’s Favourite Food at Home|
Some of you may know that I’m a fan of Scott Kelby. He’s a great photo educator, both for photography and software.
Anyway, last year he arranged a worldwide photo walk to celebrate the launch of his Digital Photography Book Volume 2. This year he organised a second one, co-incidentally at the time of the launch of his The Digital Photography Book Volume 3. I signed up for the London South Bank walk, ably led by Dave Newton of EOS Network. We started at 5:30pm at the London Eye and wandered for around two hours along to the Millennium Bridge, taking in the skate park and other photo opportunities on the South Bank. The scheduled proceedings having finished, we repaired to the Anchor pub and commandeered a corner of their balcony – well, we got a small corner which soon became a big corner once we scared off the natives by talking of ISO, f-stops and lens choices, along with a lot of rivalry between Canon and Nikon users who only called a truce when piling in on the lone Olympus user! After a supper of fish and chips (and mushy peas – yay!) we headed back out for the sunset and the following twilight.
A slideshow of my photos (just push play, or click through here for the full set):
And our merry band (photo courtesy of Dave Newton):
Right, that’s it. Bang up to date. Been through and processed all of last week’s; and the week before’s which were languishing unblogged on Flickr are now blogged.
|82/365 Granola||83/365 Smile!||84/365 Flame|
|85/365 Strettcchhh||86/365 Spring||87/365 Skyline|
|88/365 Father and Daughter||89/365 Chocolate Moose||90/365 Show me the way to go home|
|91/365 Shed||92/365 Thyme gentlemen please||93/365 Taking the evening air|
|94/365 Quackers idea for a hanging basket||95/365 DSi||96/365 Rose|
Whilst I was at the Little Big Cats workshop, I did have one go at using the video option on my Nikon D90.
I’m not a dab hand at using the video option yet, which means there is a little blurring in the middle, but I thought you might all like to see the one I shot. This is ‘Tiny’ washing his paws. It’s just like our Phoebe – but forty-five times heavier.
Whilst I’m at it, a video of Mum & Dad’s cat visitor from when we were down there a few weeks back.