Full Moon & Sigma 400mm

I have wondered for a while whether my Sigma 120-400mm telephoto lens was sharp or not. I have done tests before but they were inconclusive. So, time for a scientific approach; what could cause soft photos:- camera shake, poor focus, image stabilisation, technique, quality of lens. Camera shake: To eliminate this I put the camera on…

Planning 2011

I’m starting to think about what to shoot (photographically that is!) this year & where to do it, my list looks like this so far: Red Kites at Gigrin Farm     http://www.gigrin.co.uk Puffins at either Bempton Cliffs, Skomer Island or the Farne Islands     http://www.welshwildlife.org/skomerIntro_en.link Kruger NP, South Africa     http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger Seals at Donna Nook     http://www.wildsight.co.uk/articles/donna-nook.html City Night…

Paperwork Nightmare

Well it’s nearly over -the form filling that is !!! The aftermath of the cancelled trip to Africa has gone on for days now completing the claim form, get evidence, phone calls, etc… BMI are proving less than easy to contact; they don’t reply to emails & 20+ phone calls hasn’t made contact with a…