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This friendly robin was waiting outside the café to pick up crumbs from the table.

This friendly robin was waiting outside the café to pick up crumbs from the table.
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catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson March 12, 2018
Nice capture. Well done.
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kez.photofolio March 20, 2018
Thank you :)
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ricrog March 12, 2018
Nice Job!
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kez.photofolio March 20, 2018
Thank you :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the cafeteria in the Lakeland Motor Museum just south of the UK Lake District. The museum's most famed collection is from that of Donald Campbell who was killed attempting the world speed record on Coniston Water in 'Bluebird'.
Time
It had been a lovely spring day spent photographing exhibits in the museum and I was just grabbing an early evening coffee before venturing home.
Lighting
The cafe was lit with fluorescent lights and I was sat near the glazed wall which overlooked the river.
Equipment
A Nikon D200 with a Nikkor 35-70mm f:2.8 AF telephoto zoom lens.
Inspiration
The robin was hopping backwards and forwards stealing crumbs and every so often would stop and savour a bread or poppy seed. It kept settling on the back of a seat next to my table with it's latest morsel and so I snapped this candid photo.
Editing
Just cropping with a dark vignette.
In my camera bag
My trips find me with a custom backpack containing my old but trusted Nikon D200 with my favourite lens attached which is a Nikkor 35-70mm f:2.8 AF. Extra lenses in the bag are an AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G, a Micro-Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 macro, and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro telephoto zoom. Oh, and a tripod. The weight of this kit demands a tripod at low light!
Feedback
Aim for pictures that you would be happy to display and occasionally go for the fun element - as in head off for that elusive and unique shot. Whilst I still shoot film (I still own the cameras I used for my studies at college in the 1970s) digital photography is a boon as I brazenly go through 100s of frames occasionally finding a few keepers. Film is a good learning curve, teaching you how to get to grips with a camera and, of course, every shot has to count! Get your body right in, move away - don't just rely on focus. Use every angle you physically can, though I'm not quite ready to try that in the middle of a shopping street! Always take a tripod with you and if you’re on a hike take only as much equipment as you'll need. If I’m landscaping my 35mm prime is lens enough whilst the 35-70mm is a superb all-rounder. Take a look around you through the lens. You’ll soon see things that wider vision overlooks. I draw a lot of inspiration from other photographers too. Most of all have fun!!

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