Friday, 7 December 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Plastics from sugar cane!
Never before has my blog promoted a commercial company.
And I'm not doing so now just because my daughter is the presenter of this video on youtube.
The message is powerful.
Recyclable biobased plastics are being produced in The Netherlands, reducing our dependence on oil.
Check out the link below.
From one proud father.
Monday, 19 November 2012
You will need binoculars to see them.
The Seven Sisters as viewed from Cuckmere Haven beach.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Stopping at the Ferry pool hide, there were views of teal.
A long way away, were a group of avocets that a kindly birder with a very powerful telescope showed us. With binoculars they were white spots. A photo with my camera was impossible.
In the centre of the picture above were a couple of herons and a little egret.
Here is an egret in flight.
Far away were a some shellducks.
We also saw (but could not get a picture of) a Little grebe.
Near the Church Norton hide were a couple of Great crested grebes
A small flock of Teal were feeding in the intertidal mud flats.
Further away still were some Oystercatchers and Cormorants
We walked around the coast to Selsey Lifeboat station under a darkening sky.
A couple of Oystercatchers paced the shoreline.
From the promenade at Selsey the turnstones are common and used to people.
This is a great linear walk using the local bus to get back to the starting point -- on this day, just before the rains came.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
The pictures were shot in RAW mode and manipulated using Picasa. The camera used was a Panasonic DMC-FZ8 with a 35mm equiv 36-432 12xOptical zoom Leica lens. I prefer this camera to my more expensive DMC-G3. The G3 has the edge in low light conditions like woodlands though. Also its movable screen with a manual focus is the best for close up photo's, where an auto focus mode is less reliable to capture what you want to focus on.
Sunday, 28 October 2012
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