A Quiet Summer

The Pandemic drags on and opportunities to get out and about to photograph the wildlife have been few and far between. A brief foray to Suffolk & Norfolk yielded little with many of the popular sites overwhelmed with holiday makers that should have been abroad staycationing instead – so just a couple of images – hopefully autumn and winter will bring a little more activity and perhaps a little more enthusiasm on my part.

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Polonnaruwa

1 March 2020

A break from the wildlife today as we decided to visit the archaeological relic city of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa was the 2nd ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka, it was established in the 10th Century when the Chola Dynasty (Tamils) from southern India invaded Anuradhapura the then capital.

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No Deer

An evening walk in search of Deer – no luck – with the harvest in full swing I think they have headed for the hills – nice sunset though.

Deer Stalking

On an evening walk last night I spoted this fellow (male roe deer) in a wheat field but typically I didn’t have anything longer than 60mm with me and he was a long long way off.  So this evening I went out again but this time with the M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4.0 IS Pro (600mm FF) in hand to see if I could find him again.  I did but again he has a long way off in fading light and very flighty.  These are big crops and ok a full resolution but don’t bear much further enlargement due to atmospheric disturbance .

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Hidcote

Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises and makes a good place to try out some new equipment – but more of that later – first a few images from around the garden.

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