Wednesday 27 April 2022

Tuesday 26th April - Digital Competition 'Scapes'

This was Round 5 of our league competition and the subject was 'Scapes'. There was a good variety of different scapes for our judge David Steel to assess and score.  David identified the strengths of each image and also offered tips for improvement.  He held back the high-scoring images (which you can see below) before awarding the final scores.

From the Members Class:

CROMER PIER AT NIGHT by Carol Martin 20/20

WINTER IN WALBERSWICK by Isabella Knight 20/20

ROCKWATERFALL by Vanessa Robertson 19/20

DEER ON THERFIELD by Isabella Knight 19/20

From the Advanced class:

HUT IN THE MARSHES by Stephen Gregory 20/20



TAXIS IN THE STRAND by Andy Caws 20/20

CURTAIN OF LIGHT by Di Jackson 19/20



SINGAPORE BAY by Les Thwaites 19/20

WILD ATLANTIC COAST by Liz Akers 19/20

CROMER ROCK by Roy Scrivener 18/20

SUNSET SILHOUETTE by Caroline Tillett 18/20

VENETIAN SUNSET by Liz Blake 18/20

Friday 22 April 2022

Cley & Salthouse Marshes (NWT) - Thursday 21st April 2022

 22 of us arrived at Cley to enjoy this fabulous stretch of North Norfolk coastline.

The weather was bright and breezy with a sharp easterly wind which made most of the smaller birds very audible but tricky to spot. There were plenty of avocets, marsh harriers, lapwing, little egrets plus a variety of ducks and waders on show but the real treat was the pair of spoonbills visiting the reserve.

Some of our images can be seen below:

Sedge Warbler by Dawn Osborn

Shelduck by Francesca Shearcroft

Reed Bunting by Marnie Ball

Cley Windmill by Jan Murphy

Goldfinch by Andy Caws

Greylag Looking Handsome by Christine Alcock

Black-Tailed Godwit by Andy Caws

Cley Beach by Jan Murphy

Sedge Warbler by Sue Baldwin

Avocet Feeding by Christine Frost

Redshank by Robin Orrow

Sedge Warbler by Graham Frost

Black-tailed Godwit by Dawn Osborn

Cley Windmill by Sue Baldwin

Spoonbill by Di Jackson

Avocet in Flight by Graham Frost

Cetti's Warbler by Robin Orrow

Little Egret by Christine Frost

Flight of Shelducks by Di Jackson

Avocet by Marnie Ball

Greylag by Francesca Shearcroft

Saturday 16 April 2022

Tuesday 12th April – "East Anglian Wildlife " by Liz Cutting

It was a delight to welcome Liz Cutting to WDPC having postponed her talk from two years ago due to the pandemic. It was certainly well worth the wait.

Liz started off by claiming that she was no expert photographer or naturalist and then proceeded to show us some stunning images which clearly disproved her introductory comment. Her knowledge of wildlife was excellent and even more encouraging was the fact that most, if not all of her images, had been taken within about a 60 mile radius of her Suffolk home, many in the garden.

Her images included shots of birds, mammals, dragonflies and butterflies all with suitably diffuse backgrounds  and in her talk Liz included some hints and tips of how to capture some images.

A very inspirational talk and many positive comments from members. Thank you Liz for coming to present to WDPC.

Friday 1 April 2022

Blakeney Boat Trips - March 10th, 23rd & 24th

3 boat loads of us assembled at Morston Quay on our given day and set off to Blakeney Point.  All three trips had wonderful sunny weather and although it made the conditions tricky with glare and haze it was a magical experience.  Josh Bean was our Skipper for all 3 trips and he provided many interesting facts about the natural environment, history of the area and pointed out any wildlife.  All 3 groups saw seals and various sea birds - photography from a moving boat is definitely an acquired skill!

Apart from the actual boat trips, which were fabulous, the most enjoyable aspect of the day seemed to be getting together for a chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of cake!

Below are a few images from our days at Blakeney: