Life in the Cemetry Cont

I everyone i have not posted for a while as the company i work for decided to make 65% of our jobs redundant, stressfull times and bad weather as kept me from photographing much over the last two weeks. Well i was lucky and kept my job but i still feel sorry for the other people. Well i thought i would share one picture with you that i took on a very dull rainy day last week at the Cemetry

I think it is a Coal Tit? someone may be able to confirm this. I took this picture hand held at 1000 iso at 30 sec, i did not hope for much but was very happy with the outcome

The other pictures i wanted to share with you are some i took a few months back at the cemetry. The gardener tipped me off that there where some young chicks in a cast iron drain pipe so the next day i went armed with my macro lens and flash adaptor. The chicks where about 600mm down the drain pipe so I had to manual focus on a leaf about this distance away then hold my camera up above the drain pipe, try to line the shot up and take the shot. hope you like the outcome

I think these are great tits, here are a few picture of the mother bring food, i had to use flash again as it was dark and under the trees, the grub looks like its about to pop if you zoom in

Well the final picture is of a silohette, the light was going down and i liked the photo so i under exsposed to get the pic i wanted, not everyones cup of tea but i like it.


11 Aug, 2011
jane said:

Fabulous photos SB...what an observant gardener to point out this well concealed nest to you! The young Great tits look so cosy in there..and theres obviously lots of food being provided for those hungry chicks.Many thanks for sharing....and I am very sorry to hear about those redundancies..a sad sign of the times we live in.

12 Aug, 2011
eje said:

What a wonderful haven for wild life,fantastic blog once again and so pleased you still have a job.Eric

12 Aug, 2011
littlewren said:

great blog SB and the photo of the nest of great tits is fantastic....thanks for sharing

12 Aug, 2011
shakingbongo said:

Thanks for your comments, i have got to know the gardeners over the last 8 months and since i built up the courage to ask the boss of the private cemetry if it was okay for me to photograph animals, they have been open with details of what they notice during their working day. This i am sure will help me over time.

all the best SB

12 Aug, 2011
bonkersbon said:

Many thanks for this superb blog ....the chicks in the drainpipe are wonderful ! So sorry to hear of those redundancies...

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