Yes, I like wildlife but I’m not very good at being ‘up close’ to it. So it was with some trepidation that I set off with my friend Chris to Rainham Marshes to see what photo’s we could take. Well Rainham Marshes is great for those that love bird spotting but I’m not sure that it’s something that I will be doing a lot of of at this stage of my photography but, who knows what the will happen in the future!
In any case I do not have a good enough lens to handle small or come to that large birds at a distance. So yes, I’m now saving up for a better zoom lens that will handle the distances and also because I don’t want to take a tripod along with me I really need Image Stabilization which of course increases the cost of the lens!!
Anyway, although I did take some photo’s of birds they really aren’t very good so although I’ll post one here for you I’m not at all happy with it but I did come across some other little creatures living in the marshes.
The flower at the top is of the wild Chicory and there was quite a lot around and it does make for a a pretty photo. The photo’s below are of the Water Vole which we were very lucky to see as there are not that many around and are not seen that often. The Marsh frogs are in abundance down there but not that easy to see in the water with the reeds around them but I did manage to get a couple or so shots of them and we saw a few of the Speckled Wood Butterflies..
That’s all for this post. As the weather is so miserable and grey at the moment I’m not sure when I’ll get out to take some more photo’s but I do hope it will be soon. In the meantime thanks for visiting and take care.