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

    Watching chicks grow up is an amazing experience.
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    Swallow babies..

    They probably have a name for you by now. Love these photos and watching the bairns grow up.
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    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.
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    West End Garage, Brora

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

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

    Now that I would like to get photos of.
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    Portgower beach..

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

    Looking resplendent in summer beach wear.
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    The Electric Collection

    My electric seals are proving very popular, and folks phone me occasionally asking about them. So far I've only done half a dozen one off or two off limited edition prints. There is one in the Brora surgery, one in Amanda's Hairdresser's shop, one in ICU, Raigmore Hospital, one in the Golden Jubiliee Hospital in Glasgow, one in Papworth Hospital, 3 or 4 others in various parts of the world, and I have one. Anyway I've decided to open an Electric Collection at the galleries to make a range of prints available to everyone. They are all produced from my genuine original photographs. I'll open the gallery later today, and here's a sneak peak of the first image that will be uploaded. I call it Grey Seal Pup in Evening LIght.
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    The Electric Collection

    And here's Ranulph, another grey seal pup. He will be joining the other seal when I open The Electric Collections gallery.
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    Scripture Printz

    Want to know something? I didn't see it either until I'd been working on the photo for about an hour or so. The hills and the reflections and the sunset all looked like that in real life. God sure had a sense of humour hey.
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    Scripture Printz

    It's one for the ladies for sure.
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    Scripture Printz

    I suppose I could caption this one, The New Birth
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    Brora harbour

    Life is always changing at the harbour. From dawn until the sun sets, there is always something to see.
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    I was referring to the days before Paolone and the TRNG came along mate. In the original editor, you could only have 1 sun bulb in each room. I love the idea of using 2 sun bulbs for adding colour.
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    In my day you could only have 1 sun bulb per room or your level crashed No wonder I don't know anything about coloured shadows!
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    River Brora

    Nice evening light on the Rock Pool, River Brora.
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    Coloured shadows? Erm, never heard of such a thing.
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    Aurora Loch Brora

    Nice to be away from the birds for a change. Aurora Loch Brora. This one has been sitting for a few years waiting for my attention. Glad I finally got to it.