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PINNACLE last won the day on September 22 2014

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  1. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Another of the Godcrest shot I got they are tricky little birds but worth the effort to wait for. Goldcrest by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  2. Birds "please Add Yours"

    finally after a bit of waiting and hunting I got one before it cleared off Goldcest taking off. by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  3. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Thrush by Martin Billard, on Flickr A Long Tailed Tit without a long tail Long Tailed Tit by Martin Billard, on Flickr One with a long tail Long Tailed Tit by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  4. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Great photos of stunning looking birds
  5. Smallest uk bird the Goldcrest Goldcrest by Martin Billard, on Flickr Largest in golden light Swan evening light by Martin Billard, on Flickr I don't like this new site much where has the preview gone
  6. New layout

    Not just you, I have tried explorer, chrome and safari and this site is so slow. I can get through over half a dozen pages on other sites whilst one uploads here. It was never like that. As for new layout I think it will take a few weeks to check it out if the pages ever load.
  7. Is This A Bittern

    Yes it is a Bittern and a very sad sight as they are not that numerous according to the RSPB
  8. Let's See Your Phone Shots !!

    A bump for the thread with last nights sunset Sunset 28th October 2017 by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  9. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Seems to be loads of Long Tailed Tits around at the mo Long Tailed Tit by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  10. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Yesterdays low pass Swan over head pass by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  11. Birds "please Add Yours"

    Stone Chat by Martin Billard, on Flickr Gold Crest by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  12. A lot depends on budget but most modern DSLR are more than capable of taking quality pics but as just-A-snap says a quality lens will make a big difference to quality and price. For example a decent 3rd party Marco or close up lens will set you back over £300, and a decent wildlife lens up to 400mm even more. There are also some very good mirrorless systems about but I don't know much about these. I am sure you might even find a compact camera that could work and it will be better than a phone and a lot cheaper than a DSLR and a couple of lenses. I suggest you work out a budget a take a trip to a camera shop and see what fits in her hands best, DSLR are bigger and heavier which might put her off taking it out often and that is the best way to get used to it and improve. There is also a lot between a DSLR and a compact and any decent shop will help. I spent a almost a couple of years just using the auto mode on a basic Canon DSLR but wanted to improve so went on a £50 training course and it transformed everything and I have never used auto since and have control over my camera and the type of pictures I take. Here is a good price comparison site http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/
  13. Early morning young red deer Young Red Deer by Martin Billard, on Flickr
  14. Red Deer

    Thanks, check the gate times by calling them if going to Bushy Park, their web site says they are open from 6.30am but it has been 8am all week.
  15. Red Deer

    Bushy as in bentley priory? Bushy Park, Teddington I think.