shot with f5

1938 Cadillac Fleetwood Radiator Grille & Headlamp.

Lakeland Motor Museum, Ulverston, Cumbria, England.   July 2015

Shot from a low angle to exaggerate the bonnet & posterised post capture

Nikon D300 17-55 f2.8G + Nikon SB 800   Shot at 17mm f5 1/60th sec flash fill-in set to 1/16 of full power

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Peahen.

With no Peacocks in sight, a number of Peahens are left to meander around the pathways & shrubberies in the open spaces around the zoo - this one kept moving in and out of the dappled sunlight.

Exmoor Zoo, Devon, England   April 2015.

Nikon D300 VR 70-300 f4.5 - 5.6G   All images shot at 220mm f5.3 1/640th sec.

Soay Lamb.

Hardy, primitive sheep breed found on the Hebridian Island of Soay (among others). This one was on Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. They are extremely hardy and need little interaction with humans to survive.

Lundy Island, off Devon, Englnd   April 2015

Nikon D300 VR 70-300 f4.5 - 5.6G   Shot at 300mm f5.6 1/160th sec.

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Thieving Magpie.

The lady above is part of the Thieving Magpie ‘Morris Dancing’ Troupe. When i first saw her I thought she had an old fur ‘stole’ over her shoulder. When it started to move, I realised it was something quite different - it was her live (and fully functioning) pet skunk - that she takes to all of their performances

Furness Traditional Folk Festival, Ulverston, Cumbria, England   July 2015.

Nikon D300 VR 70-300 f4.5 - 5.6G   All images shot at  70mm f5.6 1/500th sec  

Bat-eared Fox.

Exmoor Zoo, Devon, England.   April 2015

Native to the African Savannah areas where its huge ears have 2 very important functions - thermo-regulation (helping to cool the animal) and prey location: it has a preferred diet of small invertebrates & insects.

Nikon D300 VR 70-300 f4.5 - 5.6G   Shot at 300mm f5.6 1/250th sec.