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TOPIC: Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots

Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #1

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Seen as a thread hasn't been started yet regarding wildlife/nature photos, as far as I can see, I thought I would start one. Please feel free to post your wildlife/photos on here, if you can, list your location, equipment and settings etc. I'll kick things off.

Richard.


Meercat 2 by rjlphotos, on Flickr


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Location: Sheffield Tropical Butterfly House - www.butterflyhouse.co.uk
Equipment: Canon 7D, Canon 100m F2.8 IS
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #2

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2 from Old Moor RSPB this morning
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #3

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Nice one mate, loving the Dragonfly. I live about 5 mins from Old Moor, cracking place! Not been for ages, will have to head down there again.
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #4

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Went onto the eastern moors of the peak district (the bits near white edge and big moor) looking for Red Deer with my wife Heather. Parked at Curbur Gap and walked along White Edge. Walking along the edge we could hear a stag bellowing but no sites until we walked about 2 miles. The first one we saw a large male to far away for a decent pic, but looking down off the edge I saw this male


Red Deer Stag by riggy99, on Flickr

and his ladies


Red Deer Hind by riggy99, on Flickr

We had a few other good sightings but no rutting between the males ( good excuse to go back though :lol:

A couple more of the Red Deer we saw


Red Deer Stag and Hind by riggy99, on Flickr


Red Deer Stag by riggy99, on Flickr
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #5

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Fantastic shots Paul, and like i said on Facebook, give me a shout if you go back, would love to spot some wild deer
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #6

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rpsmith79 wrote:
Fantastic shots Paul, and like i said on Facebook, give me a shout if you go back, would love to spot some wild deer

Cheers
No problem I don't need much in the way of an excuse to go back.
Other good places to see deer are Chatsworth House (Roe and Red Deer) and the Chestnut Centre(Fallow Deer plus it is an otter and owl place) in Chapel-en-le-frith in the High Peak but these are not as "wild" with been in parks. I think there is also a place near Barnsley as well.
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #7

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riggy wrote:
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Fantastic shots Paul, and like i said on Facebook, give me a shout if you go back, would love to spot some wild deer

Cheers
No problem I don't need much in the way of an excuse to go back.
Other good places to see deer are Chatsworth House (Roe and Red Deer) and the Chestnut Centre(Fallow Deer plus it is an otter and owl place) in Chapel-en-le-frith in the High Peak but these are not as "wild" with been in parks. I think there is also a place near Barnsley as well.

I have been to the Chestnut Centre, but like you say not exactly wild, you can get very close to them though

I have been through Chatsworth a few times and still never spotted any properly wild deer, the only time i did spot them was when it was covered in snow and they had been herded together and given food, so again not what i would call a wild spot

And Chastworth is so bloody big i never know where to start
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #8

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No problem Rich we will have to arrange something
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #9

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riggy wrote:
No problem Rich we will have to arrange something

Definitely, how long does the rutting season go on for, would love to capture a proper rutting between 2 deer ;)
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #10

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rpsmith79 wrote:
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No problem Rich we will have to arrange something

Definitely, how long does the rutting season go on for, would love to capture a proper rutting between 2 deer ;)

My mammals of the British isles handbook has the rut starting in Sept and going on into November with the main rutting season in October. You may have to go several times to get an actual rut as they only tend to rut when they can't warn each other off due to the risk of death when rutting.
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #11

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After a morning of Red Deer (put some pics on the Autumn thread) I went for a short walk on Kiveton Woodlands (my local patch) managed to get some shots of a confrontation between a Greenfinch and Chaffinch on a feeding station.


Greenfinch versus Chaffinch by riggy99, on Flickr


Greenfinch versus Chaffinch by riggy99, on Flickr


Greenfinch versus Chaffinch by riggy99, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #12

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Here are a couple of my first attempts with the Red Deer on White Edge, hopefully i will get out there again soon to try and up my game


Red Deer Silhouette by RichPICings, on Flickr


Red Deer Stag by RichPICings, on Flickr


Red Deer Stag by RichPICings, on Flickr
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #13

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Cracking set, hopefully next time they will be closer to the edge and rutting.
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #14

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riggy wrote:
After a morning of Red Deer (put some pics on the Autumn thread) I went for a short walk on Kiveton Woodlands (my local patch) managed to get some shots of a confrontation between a Greenfinch and Chaffinch on a feeding station.


Greenfinch versus Chaffinch by riggy99, on Flickr


Greenfinch versus Chaffinch by riggy99, on Flickr


Greenfinch versus Chaffinch by riggy99, on Flickr

Thanks for looking
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Great clarity on these, I wouldn't mind getting in on this wildlife outings action!
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #15

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mesmorgan wrote:
Great clarity on these, I wouldn't mind getting in on this wildlife outings action!

I can highly recommend a spot of Deer Stalking if you haven't done it before, i was like a kid at Xmas when i saw my first wild deer :woohoo:
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 9 months ago #16

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rpsmith79 wrote:
mesmorgan wrote:
Great clarity on these, I wouldn't mind getting in on this wildlife outings action!

I can highly recommend a spot of Deer Stalking if you haven't done it before, i was like a kid at Xmas when i saw my first wild deer :woohoo:

Shame they weren't reindeer then :lol:
The excitement doesn't go away even when I am watching common birds such as blue tits etc you don't know what they will do.

mesmorgan to me it is the best form of photography and the most addictive.
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 8 months ago #17

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Not posted for a while,so here's a couple of shots taken at a recent Country Fair
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And a flight shot from the same event
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 8 months ago #19

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Few from before my camera took a 'turn' ...











Feedback is always welcome :)
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 7 months ago #20

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A couple from Yorkshire Wildlife Park
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 7 months ago #21

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Amazing shots JK, i need to go back there at some point, i only caught a fleeting glimpse of them last time i was there
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 7 months ago #22

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I took this at Graves Park. Not the most inspiring photo but very cute.
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 7 months ago #23

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Haha, what a lovely shot, i took a similar one to that at Graves park, but it was a huddle of piglets instead, not quite as cute as yours though
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 7 months ago #24

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Oh I love piglets too! I was stood ages watching these little guys, I'm such a kid :)
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 7 months ago #25

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Donna Nook yesterday
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 6 months ago #26

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Donna Nook looks great! Where is that?
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 6 months ago #27

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Bighair63 wrote:
Donna Nook looks great! Where is that?

It's just to the South of Cleethorpes, here is a link to Google maps (if it works)

maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.475979,0....1,53.475723,0.141138
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rpsmith79 wrote:
Bighair63 wrote:
Donna Nook looks great! Where is that?

It's just to the South of Cleethorpes, here is a link to Google maps (if it works)

maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.475979,0....1,53.475723,0.141138

Don't just turn up willy-nilly though, the seals are only there for a short time each year. Most of the year it's an RAF bomb range.

We went there on an outing last month so there's more photos from there on the Past Outings Blog (menu above).
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Show off your: Wildlife/Nature Shots 4 years 6 months ago #29

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Unfortunately the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust have had to close the reserve due to the recent storm and tidal surge. This is to protect the Seals and the public due to the Seals being scattered all over the dunes and damage to paths etc.
They are asking people to stay away till the New Year when most of the Seals will have gone back to se
Don't mean to sound patronising but the Seals welfare must come first and they will be back next November
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The reserve is open all year round and there is quite a bit of bird life around.
Plus if the bombing range is in use you can sit on the Dunes and get some aircraft shots.
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