Colours in my Lens

Kodak, Praktica, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic Sony

From film and negatives to digital, built in memory to SD cards CF cards. Faster reading cards as pixels get more, faster shutter speeds, mirrorless GPS, WiFi Bluetooth. Menu that needs a course to understand, menu and sub menu, more buttons all that you can customised

Black, Silver, lens covers, neoprene Camouflage, body protection, LCD protection, in camera editing, Raw, in camera charging, Firmware update in an App. Voice recording, data time location, weather.

£59 to £8000 just for the Body £100 to £30,000 for a lens all doing the same as it did years ago.

I look through the viewfinder everyday to see the colours that never change, no new colours through the Glass no mixing them, maybe filter built in but that won’t change what my eye sees when I focus on the Hummingbird collecting its harvest, the Bee sitting on the flower covered in yellow polen.

The Colours I see bring happiness to me, as I focus on my wife family and pets never changing still the same other than for a Sun Tanned face.

The Rainbow never changes colour just size and visibility complete or part rainbow, the river the grass and sky change with seasons, winter autumn summer.

The Red on the Robin, the red,yellow,black and white on the Goldfinch, Pink on the Bullfinch.

Roses 🌹 Daffodils sitting on our dining table changing colour with age. The little Yellow pale Dale Chick born, seen in books. Colours our children will remember, The Tiger with its Striped Body, Zebra, Monkey 🐒 all staying the same colour for thousands of years.

The Colours I saw when I first looked through the first camera lens stay the same and will til they seek to exist

The Colours that have brought me so much happiness, taken for granted. We still mix 2 Colours to make Blue or Brown

RGB, Adobe printer colours Primary colours,

The colors of my Silk Cord as I make multiple coloured braclets, my Silver Birch, Rowan, Sycamore wood changing colour as I season it.

Eyes that have captured the colours i see and take images of make up my images, then I don’t see many colours so I change it to Black and White, but there is colour there in the image.

Portrait images focusing on the different coloured eyes bright like Glass. Brown, Blue, Hazel, Black. Hair long every colour you can think of.

Water droplet images from white milk clear water to reds yellow and orange as I drop Food colours in to make it more interesting to my eye.

Red Berries on the Green leaf 🍃 in winter, the Waxwing that visits in winter with its yellow red and black, brown and brushed like a painting from the Artist brush.

New TV, Phone, Tablet, all with vibrant colours but my Kingfisher sitting on the Branch is still the same colour.


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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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