Re: What are you doing with your extra time these days
Although as a pensioner I actually had the time before the pandemic, I've started spending more time experimenting with some of my new photographic equipment which I bought last summer and during this last winter. E.g. Super Telezoom 150-600mm, New Nikon D750 DSLR and a few other things.
I've got some blue tits showing some real interest in one of the nesting boxes I've got hanging for them in the garden. They've been carrying nest material in since yesterday. With luck they'll stay and raise a few young. I've got the camera and telezoom set up on a tripod with a gimbal and I'm hoping to get some good photos of them. We also had a super moon yesterday and I photographed that.
I'm adding a couple of photos for those who may be interested.
And just in case anyone is interested about the camera settings.
ISO 100 / Focal length 600mm / f/16 / 1/60s
ISO 12800 / Focal length 600mm / f/9 / 1/4000s
I've had to really sacrifice a fair amount of picture quality to get files small enough for the forum. They do however give a small insight into what I'm doing.
My Garden is a great place for photography at just about any time of the year. At the moment it's waking up after what's been a very mild winter.