Johnponting's Profile


I recently retired after 45 years working in Accountancy and IT management, mainly in the pharmaceutical and medical services area. Married for 41 years with a daughter and 3 grandsons.

Recently spent some of my hard earned pension money on a Nikon D90 with lenses from 18mm up to 500mm and looking forward to using it.

The D90 was replaced by a D7000 some time back and last week 5 lenses from 10mm - 500mm were px'd for a 24-70/2.8 and a 70-200/2.8 together with a 1.4 teleconvertor. The 500 was getting a bit heavy and very much under used and there were too many choices to be made when I went out.

County: Hertfordshire

Recent photos

  • Look in to my eyes
  • A "Clattering" of Jackdaws (Possibly)
  • DSC_9369
  • DSC_9398
  • Stealth gull.

Recent blog posts

He who dares, wins

Suet hunters are no respectors of age ...



11 Jun, 2014

DPReview Challenge

Not bird related this time but some may find this new challenge interesting. Submissions: Wednesday,...



15 Jan, 2013

Patience has it's reward.

I know they say the early bird catches the worm but in this case it caught a fish.



4 Oct, 2012

Seems a bit harsh ...

but that's wildlife.



28 Apr, 2012

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