Monday, 14 January 2019

GARDENERS' DELIGHT!

While many of us are probably spending more time indoors at the moment, two of our members showed what wildlife we can find in our very own gardens if we only make time to look and find ways of photographing what we find.

David showed images from his hedgehog project based in his Chippenham garden.  He has been helped by wildlife photographer Nick Upton (see https://www.naturepl.com/-photographers/s-z/upton-nick.html) to set up means of photographing hedgehogs at night.  David gave technical explanations and also what it takes to feed and encourage hedgehogs to stay and clear the garden of slugs and other pests!

Setting up © David Sage 2019

Capturing hedgehog behaviour © David Sage 2019

Bob followed with a DVD of badgers raiding his greenhouse in his garden in Trowbridge and amazed all by showing how high badgers can reach.  He followed this with images of birds making the most of his birdbath and its surroundings.  

Demanding bird behaviour! © Bob Bray 2019

Anyone got a towel?  © Bob Bray 2019

We resolved to follow David and Bob's lead and find more time and patience to both watch and attempt to capture what we have right outside our doors!

Next meeting: 
Reviews of members images for Club Challenges: (1) Door(s);  (2) Nighttime; (3) Extraordinary Ordinary
Plus members presentations on Wild Horses and What makes a Good Portrait


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