• Ifield Mill & Pond

    Ifield Mill & Pond

    I managed to catch the last open day this year at the Ifield Mill  – first opportunity I’ve had …. I didn’t realise the ‘Wheel’ was low and wide, having a preconceived picture in my head of those tall, thinish ones. When I went inside the building my heart sank as I saw the stairs…

  • …And Swans

    …And Swans

                         

  • Macro Spree

    I’m really excited to have a new macro lens for my new camera! So – I went on an indoor macro spree.  I’d bought some fluffy feathers from a craft shop and tried spraying some water drops on them. This took a bit of time in itself as the water flattened the feathers down somewhat. It’s…

  • Swans

    These images are all of the same swan. His mate was on the far side of the lake sitting on their nest and he had conveniently come alongside the walkway. I always feel slightly guilty that I never take any bread with me because he obviously thinks he’s going to get some …. but I…

  • More From the Pond

    I’ve taken so many photos over at the Pond now so I thought I would get a bit of ‘creativity’ going by using some ON1 effects on these.  Normally I don’t like images to look too unreal/unbelievable, but I think I can get away with these … not to the purists’ taste of course, but…

  • The Ifield Pond in October

    The Ifield Pond in October

    This is the first year I’ve visited the Pond in Autumn and that’s because there is a now this lovely new path bordering the Lake so I don’t have to get my shoes wet in the mud. However the fallen leaves can be a bit slippery to walk on when it’s rained. These pics were…

  • Ablutions

    Ablutions

    Took another stroll around the Ifield Pond the other day and was so pleased to see all the water birds were back. This lovely Swan came from far across the lake – could he really see me from there? well he must have done cos he made a beeline straight for me …   He must have thought I…

  • Water Birds

    Another visit to the Ifield Pond – there have been some great changes made by the local council and I can now walk around the lake without getting shoes wet or muddy. The new walkway , although a bit of an eyesore if you want to photograph a distance view of the scenery, is nonetheless…

  • Swanning Around

    As someone who doesn’t get around much, I am forever grateful to the Lord that I have a Wildlife area right at the bottom of my road. Now that I’ve got to know the place more since moving here nearly three years ago [tempus fugit!], I find I’m visiting it quite regularly. There are big…

  • Pond [er] Again

    As well as buying a new camera I went mad and bought an updated version of my Paintshop Pro software – x6.  I tinkered around a bit with the colour on these duck images. They were  in dappled shade which I quite liked, but I think I could probably have got more light within the…

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