Pulborough Brooks

by Helen Hooker March. 25, 2011 3940 views

One of my birthday presents from my parents earlier this month was membership of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Their nearest reserve is at Pulborough Brooks, so this morning my Dad and I visited it for a stroll in the warm spring sunshine. The reserve borders onto the River Arun and a number of hides have been set around the site for bird watching. I quickly discovered that my 70-200mm lens (plus 1.4x extender) is nowhere near long enough to shoot from the hides but I did have some success with smaller birds in the trees as we walked around. As we walked back to the visitor centre we also spotted a Grass Snake wiggling its way through one of the ponds. This particularly pleased my Dad as he hadn??t seen one of these since he was a child. Despite my best efforts he was a bit too quick for me but I did manage to catch on moderately sharp shot as he slithered over a branch in the water!

  Be the first to like this post
Join the conversation
11
There are 11 comments, add yours!
Olga Helys 6 years, 2 months ago

The #1 is lovely
the #2 is brrrrrrrrrrrrr but the new plant is great !

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Anna-Marya Tompa 6 years, 2 months ago

amazing capturing the grass snake so clearly, great

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Snowpie 6 years, 2 months ago

Great how you got the snake!!!!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 2 months ago

Great captures!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Swatton 6 years, 2 months ago

I've always thought hides seem to be miles away from points of interest... wonder what kit people use to get decent shots from them

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 2 months ago

Wow well done on the captures

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 2 months ago

Both super captures, but the snake is amazing....wow, great work, Helen!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 2 months ago

The snake shot is super.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Riyaz 6 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic! The sharpness in 1 is superb!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 2 months ago

I like the photo of the fast snake which did not leave without, all the same, to throw you a glance !!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 6 years, 2 months ago

Lovely shots.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com