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.

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

Friday, January 8, 2016

Lapwing by water


Another Lapwing from yesterday

1/1600 @ f5.6, ISO1600, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lapwing


Lapwing taken today from Thornton Reservoir car park.

1/500 @ f5.6, ISO 1600, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mute Swans


The Lunch Queue

1/250 @ f5.6, ISO 400, 100mm
Canon &d, EF 100 - 400mm L Series lens

Monday, January 4, 2016

Red Tailed Hawk


Red Tailed Hawk

1/160 @ f5.6, ISO 800, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series lens

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Chaffinch


Chaffinch feeding

1/640 @f5.6, ISO 1600, 400mm
Canon 7d, EF 100 - 400mm L series Lens

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Mirror, mirror


A layer of melt water on ice makes a great mirror

1/500 @ f6.3, ISO 400, 400mm
Canon 50d, EF 100 - 300mm L series lens
A picture from a few years ago using my old camera and an old borrowed zoom.