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  2. George

    Sparrows

    That's the online photography workshop on sparrows updated and live. http://www.scottishbrochs.com/workshop/workshop12.html
  3. George

    Sparrows

    One of the benefits of having bird feeders in your back garden is that the birds get used to you and allow you to photograph them at close range. This can give you good practice, not just with technical skills, but with composition. Birds are so flighty for the most part, that often it’s a case of point and shoot and hope for the best. Spending time in the back garden therefore, gives you plenty of practice with birds so that when you do have to quickly point and shoot your chances of getting a good shot are greatly improved. It can also improve your eye. The more you practice, the more composition becomes second nature. These two sparrow fledglings were cuddled up together waiting for mum and dad to come back with some scoff, and I had time to compose the shot and move to a position where I could get the leaves trailing into the image. Without those leaves, this photo wouldn’t work. Taking a photo of birds in the birdbath while sitting at their eye level just a few yards away can produce decent photos. I took around a dozen before I nabbed this one of a male watching a female having a bath. I took a few with just a single bird in the water, but the male standing there gives this image a bit of story. This little sparrow was chirping away, singing his heart out, but it took a couple of dozen shots to get him with his beak open. The more you practice, the better you become at anticipating shots like this and catching the moment. I like this one, not so much because of the detail, which is awesome, but because the bird wasn’t pensively watching me, ready to fly off, it was acting naturally as if I wasn’t there.
  4. Liz

    Swallow babies..

    I'm loving taking these photographs, have got hooked big time. Don't know what I'll do with myself when they fly off They are not in the least phased by me visiting them.
  5. George

    Swallow babies..

    Watching chicks grow up is an amazing experience.
  6. Liz

    Swallow babies..

    Good morning..from the bairns. Taken just now. They are getting big! Still 4 of them, all good.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Liz

    Swallow babies..

    Think I'm taking up residence in a shed The bairns..
  9. George

    Swallow babies..

    They probably have a name for you by now. Love these photos and watching the bairns grow up.
  10. Liz

    Swallow babies..

    The bairns...getting big. Will try later for more photographs. Who left the ladder under a bird nest?...oh yes..me...poop city lol.
  11. Liz

    West End Garage, Brora

    Ah..know the place
  12. George

    West End Garage, Brora

    Up the road from Capaldis, on the right as you head out of town. The site is still there.
  13. Liz

    West End Garage, Brora

    Where was that?
  14. Last week
  15. George

    West End Garage, Brora

    Anyone remember this garage? I remember it in full swing. Then it lay abandoned for years. It’s gone now, of course, they eventually tore the thing down. Glad I have this for the archives.
  16. Earlier
  17. George

    Brora beach

    Gorgeous walk along the beach today. Lovely weather. Look at the crowds! Can’t move for people.
  18. Liz

    Swallow babies..

    Just for you George.. I climbed a ladder, got covered in cobwebs and peat dust and actually managed to work my phone to take these. They are up near the roof so couldn't see what I was photographing! Little beauties..
  19. George

    Swallow babies..

    Now that I would like to get photos of.
  20. Liz

    Swallow babies..

    Yes, that is a beak! Swallows nesting in shed at house. Leaving door open for them..
  21. Liz

    Portgower beach..

    Thanks George Samsung GalaxyS8. Brilliant phone. Previously had the S6. Wouldn't have any other phone now.
  22. George

    Portgower beach..

    That phone of yours does a brilliant job with colours, contrasts and exposure. Thanks for the photos.
  23. Liz

    Portgower beach..

    A few wee photos of beach this afternoon. Glorious sunshine, warmth and peace...
  24. Liz

    A day at the beach

    I can do photographs of cows and calves..but sadly not in the sea. More like fields...byres..and calving lol. I love these gentle.. and not so gentle beings. Love it when ours are calving...always a great time
  25. George

    Commissions

    A new venture for me! I will now electrify you, your husband, wife, kids, family, friends or pets, for a commission of course. This is Coco. Always remembered.
  26. George

    A day at the beach

    The NC500 is extremely popular with the Tourists, but now the Coorists are discovering the beauty and tranquility of the Highlands for themselves.
  27. George

    Common seals

    Here are two Brora common seals. Half an hour's walk from the house and I'm with them. Beautiful place to live.
  28. George

    Sputie Waterfall

    Looking resplendent in summer beach wear.
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