Close quarters

This is my first foray in my friend Anya’s garden with my new toy, a Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 lens.  I’m quite pleased with the results so far, given it was actually quite a windy day and I was experimenting with using manual focus to catch the insects.

On the wing

A trip to the Cotswold Falconry Centre introduced me to these beauties.  A mix of owls and birds of prey, they each have their own unique characteristics.

Cornwall at Christmas

Highlights from my post-Christmas trip to the southern tip of Cornwall.  Thank you to Anya & her family for inviting me to join you for a few days!

I’d also like to say a special thank you to my brother Steven, who bought me a year’s subscription to Adobe Photography suite for Christmas.  I’ve enjoyed editing these photos using Adobe Lightroom rather than the freebie editing software I’ve been using to date.  A whole new world has opened up to me!

London by night

Three days before Christmas I took my tripod and camera on a little walk through London, and these are the results.  A nice reward for a pleasant evening’s stroll en route to meeting friends.