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  1. Richard Parkes

    Tips on light please

    Hi all do these pics work? i exposed for the whites then knocked the blacks down in pp. Any tips please. Thanks in advance rich. oooh that feels good by rich parkes, on Flickr tranquil morning by rich parkes, on Flickr
  2. Richard Parkes

    tips on shooting bambi

    hi all thanks for the comments it all helps. yep 3am start and i was going to see an old friend so time limited. the rutting was great to watch as for me and most i guess wild reds in the highlands etc are too time consuming unless its your passion. i sat on a log and watched the rutting in that...
  3. Richard Parkes

    tips on shooting bambi

    Hi all. Popped out for a coffee with an old mate and couldn't resist taking a few pics of the deer. Any tips please for my next visit. be as brutal as you like as i am still a learner. thanks rich the victor by rich parkes, on Flickr out in the cold by rich parkes, on Flickr do you think hes...
  4. Richard Parkes

    Long tailed tit

    Nice i agree they never sit still. Always wanted to photograph them all huddled up together to roost but light never been good enough when ive stumbled on them
  5. Richard Parkes

    fungi first attempt

    well thanks everyone for the kind words. its a pain carrying the kit including the soft boxes around the wood but im happier with the results over a lens mounted flash which i tried in the spring. im pleased to be heading in the right direction on this one thanks again rich. honey cap 3 by rich...
  6. Richard Parkes

    fungi first attempt

    Hi all. my first attempt at using my macro lens since the spring when my efforts were poor at best. as a learner all comments are gratefully received. i can see a few problems myself with distracting bits etc but a second set of eyes would be great. I used canon gear. 3 flashes left and right...
  7. Richard Parkes

    Buzard

    Im with you on that one. There have been if memory serves 5 main reintroduction projects since the mid 80's when the uk breeding population was only a handful of pairs. The chiltern birds achieved a spread of some 40 to 50 miles in the first 20 years the first bird being recorded in london in...
  8. Richard Parkes

    Buzard

    keep the honest criticism coming its the only way i can learn my own feeling is boring boring boring but i am getting more used to the kit so hopefully i can start to develop some style as for the kites i chose the car park in an attempt to get something different the contrast of beauty against...
  9. Richard Parkes

    Buzard

    have to agree just like a record shot i was too close for the 600 some great shots of him stretching his wings or should i say bits of his wings still a great day for me what did you think of the kite? rich
  10. Richard Parkes

    Buzard

    Morning all thanks for the nice comments it gives me a great lift to know im going the right way. Yes i will look at the crop again my head was saying to leave as much space to the right as that is where he is looking. Mammals are my real passion mustelids in particular. My old gear and...
  11. Richard Parkes

    Llanberis

    Wow thank you for your time. The nd was a 1.2 as i was worried about the sunrise but yes too strong. I lowered the mid tones thinking it would make the image less cluttered i always worry about keeping good sepatation with my wildlife pics but you are so right. The horizon was me messing trying...
  12. Richard Parkes

    Buzard

    Morning all. Im new to photography so apologies for the average images but i just wanted to share a red letter day. Buzards are so sharp eyed they are a git to photograph well atleast for me. This is a young bird this years chick possibly. A Wild bird (not tame )comming to bait. 13 hours waiting...
  13. Richard Parkes

    Llanberis

    hope this has worked Hi im a learner so any advice is gratefully received. Had a night away with the wife in Snowdonia and took a couple of pics of a well photographed location hoping to compare my pics to those of others too learn for our next visit. Please be as brutal as you like i know they...
  14. Richard Parkes

    Llanberis

    Funny how somthing so simple can fox me totally will try using the lapdog later to post the images cant get it to work on my phone. Sorry rich
  15. Richard Parkes

    Llanberis

    Working on that not sure what im doing tried to post image from flik
  16. Richard Parkes

    Llanberis

    Hi im a learner so any advice is greatfully recieved. Had a night away with the wife in Snowdonia and took a couple of pics of a well photographed location hoping to compare my pics to thoes of others too learn for our next visit. Please be as brutal as you like i know they are not great but i...
  17. Richard Parkes

    Hi from Birmingham

    Hi im a new member and very much a learner. I brought a load of used photo gear back in April and have become very good friends with the delete button on my lapdog. I have always had a camera but never really used it before just the odd fad and never really produced anything other than memories...
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