McGresty Wildlife as it happens en Sun, 28 May 2023 07:23:47 GMT Another fox Living in the location I do, wild animals are not all that present. Disembarking from the tram, I headed for the end of the platform and beheld a fox. There is a graveyard entrance and it stood there looking at me. I am assuming that the grey color is present because the thing is old. I slowly reached for my camera and it stood there continueing to stare. I spoke to it, dropped to one knee and the beast approached me. Fri, 26 May 2023 18:17:54 GMT It' s ling time It was one of those typical English days when everything runs right, 55 degrees and overcast. A short train ride and I am walking around a nature park with the intention of photographing some water fowl. Normally, unless it is something special, I give this lot a miss but today the 'lings were out. Geese, plus other birds, are getting their latest offspring out on the water of the lake and I like to see them all. Sun, 21 May 2023 13:50:06 GMT Breaking the 5 mile barrier Getting back into shape takes a bit longer after having a major operation but needs to done. Doing one or two mile walks helped at first, however, I need to be able to tackle ten to twenty mile hikes without my legs screaming at me. This means extending the distance a step at a time and my target was to break the five mile barrier, so I set out to do that on warm day with sunshine and clouds. Sun, 21 May 2023 09:02:46 GMT Just a mangy fox day Four stations down the line is a town which has a common. The land termed commons is for the commoners as allowed by the aristocrats. That means anyone can walk, graze their cattle and in some cases live on a common. So it is possible that wild animals may be there and to that end I hoped to see and photograph some. Wed, 17 May 2023 09:05:19 GMT First outings Traveling to various places by any means of transport is something we all do, whether it's for work, pleasure, as travel bloggers or to photograph wild animals. Being a travel writer I have expectations, a desire to arrive and be able to get on with things. After making the decision to take up wildlife photography, the same applies. How many of you have landed at some city or place only to be disappointed. The destination was not what you thought it would be. Sun, 07 May 2023 09:42:34 GMT Wildlife introduction It was a long time ago and I was 16. My father had been assigned to a US Air Force base near Spokane, Washington. I remember sitting in the base library looking at a book about African wildlife and thought it would be nice to do some photography of wild animals myself. Back then it was all film, 35mm, and it seemed a good idea to get a chunk of Hickory wood, shape it like a rifle stock and make a trigger to take a photo. Cameras had a special cable which you could put in your hand and push a small plunger instead of pushing the button, thus eliminating any jerky motion which would blur the image. All kinds of wildlife were in Washington State; bears, moose, mountain lions and the like. However, me being out alone in wild was forbidden by my father because it was a national security risk, until he was retired. So the wood went in the trash and I did other things--until now. Tue, 02 May 2023 18:57:46 GMT