What makes a Photographer

Wildlife photography is sirt by millions and in todays digital world, is there a true understanding of what it takes to be a true wildlife photographer. The gear is just a small part of what it takes to get the image you are so proud of. As I explained before the Barn Owl is my…

Redshank in Flight

Why i waited for the Widgeon a Redshank flew in from the left, the problem where i was filming is that the dark mud and shadows make it so hard to get a clear nice background, always looking dark. Sits not the best place for images but if they take to flight you get an…

Widgeon from Russia Scandinavia and Iceland

I sat a watched the Widgeon today and had my camera with me, i was amazed to see the Widgeon approaching up the estuary and waddle up to the grass area on the other side. There a very shy bird and arrive here in winter from Iceland, Russia and Scandinavia. There a Protected bird and…

Sony A7r4.

Look at what 61mp can do when you use the 200-600 +1.4 Ext. This image is from the bank of the lake with my phone, it puts into context what you can achieve using the APS.C mode. The Grey Heron is Dead Centreon a metal rail. The second image is Cropped with no other editing…

A7r4 Settings Cody in Action

Hi folks I am here sharing my settings for anyone who has the A7r4 and is interested in trying out my action settings I start clean by Restting the Camera. I set my top dial to Manual Mode. File type RAW. High Speed Burst + Focus mode AFC-C Focus Area Zone Metering Mode Multi Tracking…

Photography Opens Another Door

My journey has taken me to many places, a few images hang on people’s walls given as a gift so people can enjoy tha capture, the moment, story and maybe a memory of time frozen. We are all different and we get a special feeling when another human being likes what you do for pleasure….

Sony A7r4 Settings Dogs in Action

After posting images of Daisy and Megan the Wippets i wanted to share the camera settings. My Settings RAW F6.3 1/3200-4000 Auto ISO from 100-2000 High Speed Burst Plus Metering Multi Focus Area Zone. Tracking 5 Responsive Menu Settings DRO off The settings are for Birds in Flight also and I assign the left button…

Meeting a Lovely Couple and Their Wippets

Looking for the Snow bunting i came across a couple called Barry and Debbie with their 2 lovely dogs called Daisy and Megan, we got talking about photography and i asked them if i could take some images of the dogs running after the ball. They agreed and i took some great images of the…

61mp What A Joy

Even when the action is out at sea, 1-2km away the 200-600 with the A7r4 in APS.C mode is a wonder in itself. Take a look at the resolution after %90 crop of the Guy on the Jet Ski. Not a lot more can be said.

Birds in Flight Sony A7R4 200-600+1.4 Ext

Out this morning on the coast and was lucky to arrive when the tide was just going out, so i was ready when the Sanderlings came in followed by the Oystercatcher all flying in fast to land. No problem for the 74 and 200-600to lock on to 95 percent and give me my best action…

Sony A7r4 200-600 + 1.4 extender

Any tells you that the A7r4 is not a birding camera then tell them they have got it wrong, I am a wildlife photographer of 10 years using Canon, Nikon, Panasonic APS-C Micro Four Thirds, and now Full Frame. The Sony A7r4 is the best camera i have had the pleasure to use it makes…

Kestrel

Weighing 220grams with a lifespan of 4 years has an old country name Windhover. The Kestrel can keep its head still while it hovers wings beating every so often. This member of the falcon family is an amazing bird of prey to photograph. I rarely see it on my travels and if I do its…

I Have A Seat on an old Bench with Sony

Sun out sun in, Shutter speed up to1/250 then down, ISO 1250 then up to 1600 the Swan signets were busy the Cormorant was less busy today, the Pigeons were all over the place so o tried a different tracking method on my A7r4. I always use Zone and Multi metering so today i had…

A Little Winter Visitor

The west coast of the UK is vast for a human to look at but somewhere in Scandinavia Alaska Greenland or Canada a little Bird thinks of warmer climates. A small white Bunting thinks of its journey to warmer shores its flight so dangerous with storms and hazards along the way. But its little wings…

Images 12 months Ago

My first images when i bought the Sony A7r4 and 200-600, little learning to do coming from Canon and Olympus but first impressions told me i had a great combo. It was like a new world images clear and with beautiful colours and mega lots of maga pixels. Yes they were my early pictures and…

Young Gulls In action

I cant say enough about the A7r4 from a birding point of view it is a joy to use and the keeper rate is unmatched to any body and Lens i have ever owned. If i miss a couple of images its because of user error, but its just fantastic the way it keeps track…

Fantastic morning.

Woke up with the rain coming down, then it eased and the sun came out, winds high i headed to the hide and was in for a treat as the Great Spotted Woodpecker came in and the Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Juvenile Wren and Magpie. The Buzzard was over head and the sound of the tree…

The Hide in Autumn

Sat in the Wildlife hide today weather not to good but the little Wren was very busy around the log pile so i used the Crop mode and got some stunning images of this little bird. This is a Juvenile and there are 3 all together, i love the detail the r4 gives you even…

Sony A7r4 200-600 Handheld

Just an example of what the 7r4 can do with a lens at 600mm Settings f6.3, IS0 1/1600., Shutter Speed 1/60 sec.

Sony A7R4 Gallery 2020

The images are from my first year with the Sony A7r4 year with the, it has opened a new world for me and has brought enjoyment back into my photography