A pictorial diary of my walks around the parks and wild areas of Leicestershire, and occasionally farther afield.

If you're new to my blog, you might like to have a look at the pictures in the older post as well (click on button at the bottom of the page).

I am also a writer, using the pen-name John Gwynant, and I'll occasionally announce my latest book release on the blog.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Bradgate Park

Sorry this has been a long time coming, with my bad health, the terrible weather and a lack of birds, everything seems to have ground to a halt. But yesterday I managed to get out to Bradgate park and took some pics of Widget - the Widgeon who thinks he is a Mallard and various of the deer.


1/200 @ f6.3, ISO 800, 400mm

Fallow deer on a cold day when there are few tourists and they can relax.

1/250 @ f6.3, ISO 800, 300mm

1/250 @ f6.3, ISO 800, 300mm

1/250 @ f6.3, ISO 800, 260mm
All taken on Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fight

Two Mallard with a grievance, having a right ding dong 
If you look closely you will be able to pick out the other contestant

1/800 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

1/800 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens
1/800 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Lapwing at Thornton

Lapwings seem to be regular visitors to Thornton Reservoir.

1/250 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

1/400 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Jay


Jay in Swithland woods

1/320 @ f6.3, ISO1600, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Frosty


The Frozen Path

1/25 @ f18, ISO 400, 100mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens, Tripod mounted

Friday, March 4, 2016

Snow Good


"It might stop snowing while I have dinner"
1/160 @ f6.3, ISO1600, 200mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shovellor


This shovelling is hard work.

1/320 @ f5.6, ISO 400, 400mm
Canon 7d, Ef 100 - 400mm L Series Lens

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A good wash


Mallard abluting
(or performing its ablutions)

1/500 @ f6.3, ISO 400, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

still fishing


Heron Fishing by weir

1/640 @ f6.3, ISO400, 220mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

cloning

It is interesting how successful this blog has become. There are hundreds of websites and blogs using "JTsphotoblog" to attract people to the wrong place. They are mostly, but not entirely Korean sites.

It will be almost impossible to stop them, there are too many. So I apologise if you get the wrong site and if you are reading this you have obviously found the right one and the best thing to do is bookmark or favourite it so you can return whenever you want.

If it becomes too big a problem, I will have to start another blog with a different name, but how long would it be before they find that one.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Heron fishing


Come on little fishy

1/640 @ f6.3, ISO 400, 120mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Blackbird


"Wheres my food?"

1/160 @ f6.3, ISO 1600, 380mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Monday, January 18, 2016

Burdock


Burdock

1/250 @f5.6, ISO 400, 180mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Bradgate House


Bradgate House with Old John on the hill behind

1/640 @ f14, ISO 800, 93mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Great Crested Grebe


Having a stretch

1/1600 @ f5.6. ISO 400, 380mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Friday, January 15, 2016

Rock


A Rock in Reflective Mood
1/1600 @ f6.3, ISO 800, 250mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Winter Morning


Grey Squirrel feeling the frosty morning 

1/1328 @ 5.6, ISO 1600, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L Series lens

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tufted Duck


Tufty female shaking dry


1/2000 @ f6.3, ISO 400, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cormorant


Cormorant on a Raft

1/1328 @ f5.6, ISO 400, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L Series Lens

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Greylag Goose


A nosey Greylag

1/400 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 100mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L Series lens