Goldfinch in the Winter sun

Goldfinch

A lovely shot of one of the Goldfinches sitting in the apple tree, highlighted by the winter sunshine.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 3 February, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Keywords: UK, England, Essex, Benfleet, 2017, Winter, Wildlife, Bird, Garden, Goldfinch
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Show me the way to go home.

Mute Swan over Rainham Marshes

This photo instantly made me think of the song “Show me the way home”. This was another photo from my morning at the RSPB reserve at Rainham marshes.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 5 February, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Keywords: UK, England, Essex, Rainham, Rainham Marshes – RSPB, 2017, Winter, Wildlife, Bird, Wildfowl, Swan, Mute Swan
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Liquid Lunch

Magpie sitting on a bench with a bottle of bear in front of it.

A ‘shot’ I saw at Rainham marshes last weekend. It just tickled my sense of humour.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 5 February, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 360mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Keywords: UK, England, Essex, Rainham, Rainham Marshes – RSPB, 2017, Winter, Wildlife, Bird, Garden, Magpie
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Chaffinch

Chaffinch

At last, some sunshine this morning, before the rain came in. This Chaffinch was in the Apple tree waiting his turn to feed.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 2 February, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Keywords: Wildlife, Bird, Garden, Chaffinch, UK, England, Essex, Benfleet, 2017, Winter
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s

Fieldfare

This is first time I have seen (noticed) a Fieldfare. I always mistook them for a Thrush.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: T Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 29 January, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Keywords: UK, England, Essex, Beuchamp Roding, Room in the Rodings, Caravaning, Chinese New Year Rally, 2017, Wildlife, Bird, Hedgerow, Fieldfare
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s