Hello Jack - I've just seen this! I live next door to the Severn and the swans are my neighbours. I'm a big fan:)! A useful source for advice is The Swan Sanctuary and they have an emergency phone number (landline):
I haven't been here for a while either:)! I can second Cagey75's recommendations. I bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ72 about 6 months ago from Amazon Marketplace - £199 - refurbished with guarantee. The FZ82 is a later model.
I've been very happy with it. No complaints. It's what you do with...
Good morning, Adam!
Boots still develop film. You can order prints or have the pics put on a disc - or both! Google 'Boots photography services'. I have an Olympus film camera and that's where I take the films. Give it a go!
In spring, 2015, I found an old Canon Powershot A40 in a local charity shop. The previous owner had left A4 batteries in - I thought there might have been some damage. The camera needed a CF card, which I was not previously familiar with. I bought it for £8 and wouldn't have dreamt of returning...