This post should have been accompanied by photos of all the shrubs still showing flower in the extensive and well established beds down the front at Grange.
I tried close up macro and telephoto macro but the results were so dire I would be ashamed to show them here - I must be doing something wrong? I have had the Panasonic TZ100 for over a year and can't say I am satisfied with it. All the photos, landscape or otherwise, lack sharpness. OK, I m only using the Intelligent Auto setting most of the time. By amateur photography standards this is not a cheap camera. and it should be better than this. I get the impression that the only solution is to trade up from this compact to a bridge camera but I just don't want to have that extra bulk and weight.
We did a there snd back down the prom with restricted views across the bay through the dismal murk with a chilling wind. We have had snow recently and there was the risk of ice which Pete was concerned about, hence this benign route - the fears of ice turned out to be unfounded.
We are seeing more egrets these days around here and I managed to get a full zoom shot which was a bonus, but whatever, these days are not so much about the walking, rather getting together with an old friend and having a natter.
Here are the remaining photos that have passed my censorship:
|My egret - full 12 x zoom|
|We walked beyond the end of the prom and saw these two which again are taken on zoom because closer access was not possible. I reckon they are not rare but they may pose more of a challenge for Alan in view of their camouflage|