Our local buzzard. Remarkable video take-off carrying a squirrel.
A welcome regular visitor. A Goldfinch.
A lucky shot. This fast-moving hawk moth was difficult to photograph. I have since learned to use the 'Burst-mode'.
Note the long, dark probosis. Like a kingfisher this creature is an expert flyer, remaining utterly stationary momentarily whilst taking on fuel.
The Bullfinch is not a frequect visitor but is remarkably tame. Little seems to disturb it when eating, rather like my grandson, Alexander...
Nuthatch. "I'm home darling"
Another stalking shot using a 50mm lens setting and full aperture. This innocent little Blue tit had just left the nest and was investigating my food source. I was able to get very close to it and in my excitement induced a little camera-shake. His parents nearby were clearly unsettled and thereafter he became 'street-wise' as he grew older. C'est La Vie...
Nuthatch in a dive. Note the Concord-like streamlining.
I have been using Leica cameras since 1966 and been very pleased
with them. I have seldom lost money on exchanging them for
more up-to-date models.
Some Leica cameras are very expensive, however, this 'bridge'
model is within the reach of many people.
It is a V-Lux4 with an incredible 'Vario-Elmarit 2.8 ASPH lens which has an astonishing range from 25 to 600 mm at a constant F2.8'.
I bought it as a used item for £450.00. In 2016.