Friday, 19 December 2008


Goldfinch. England 161208.

Canon 50D + 300 f2.8. [1/250 @ f3.5 400ISO]

While waiting for Long Tailed Tits perhaps, this Goldfinch landed on the selected perch and was too good to miss.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Monday, 15 December 2008

Lioness on Kill

Savage Sister, Masai Mara, Kenya

Olympus OM1 [film] + 80-240 lens.

Early morning encounter after a luckless antelope had blundered into extinction.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Beach Trophies

Beach Trophies, East Coast England.

Canon 40D + 10-22mm, [1/6th @ f11]. Hand held

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Beautiful bjects decorating a coffee pot, some a long time dead.

Plum Coloured Parrakeets, Goa, India.

Plum Coloured Parrakeets, Goa, India. 2007

Canon 20D + 100-400mm. Hand held.

In the heat of the day, I was toiling across an open plain containing a single tree.

As I passed under it, two Parrakeets landed above and I was able to obtain this shot.

" Mad dogs and Englishmen" comes to mind.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Common Cranes, Bharatpur, India.

Common Cranes, Bharatpur, India. Feb 2007

Canon 20D + 100-400mm. Hand held.

Winter mist had just lifted [furtunately], when I heard the calling of Cranes overhead.

Initially I couldnt see them but gradually they circled down until they were within range.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Razorbill, Bempton, England.

Razorbills, Bempton, England. 2008

Canon 40D + 300 f2.8.

On the sea cliffs when compared with Guillemots, Razorbills often look black.

In fact they are brown, as the flat light in this photograph illustrates.

Raindrops sprinkle on the feathers.

Copyright: Kevin Smith