Anyway, just to prove that I have mastered Lesson 1, here are a few of my first attempts. More work required, methinks.
I started with some relatively easy subjects - ones that didn't move
|Frosted leaves of a bay tree|
Then some rather more difficult (i.e. mobile) subjects...
|Our Grey Squirrel eyeing-up the sunflower seeds|
|This Thrush has been helping himself to the bread I put out|
|Bluetit and Goldfinch race to see who can eat most sunflower seeds|
|At last - a decent picture of the elusive Blackcap|
I can see already that I'm not going to be satisfied with the lenses I have now! I'll need at least a telephoto zoom lens for those long-distance views if I'm to adequately capture the wildlife shots I want.
Note to self: must remember that I am primarily a Veg gardener, not a wildlife photographer!