Rich Andrews photography
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My most recent photos...

Most of my pictures are all now on Flickr. Click the logo to visit my photostream...


...and everything else

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Galleries

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click for my Bristol gallery
click for my British bird gallery
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click for my macro gallery
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Me and my stuff

I've always been interested in nature photography, and for years used a number of Canon and Minolta film cameras. I sold the lot in 2003 and bought a Nikon Coolpix 4500, but soon decided that a digital SLR was the way to go.

Since 2004 I've been through various Canon cameras and lenses including two EOS 20Ds, an EOS 30D, an EOS 40D, an EF 400mm f/5.6L, and an EF 300mm f/2.8L IS before finding myself with the following which I use at the moment:

EOS 7D

EF 500mm f/4L IS
EF 1.4x II extender
Kenko 1.4x DG extender
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO DG
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4

Speedlite 550EX
Macrolite MR-14EX

...plus sundry other gubbins.

I tart everything up using Canon DPP, Adobe Cs2 and Helicon Focus (for the stacks).



A-Z index

Click here for a list of links to all my photos by species/subject.



Old photos and trip reports

There's still a load of old digiscoping stuff and foreign photos at cvlbirding which I haven't uploaded to Flickr:

Kenya
The Gambia
Chile
India
Finland
Argentina
South Africa


Previously blogged...

June - July 2011
Now for something completely different...
RIAT 2011
Yeovilton Air Day
Marbled Whites
White Admiral
Never seen one of those before
Kemble


April - May 2011
Rhagium mordax
Baby burnet
Scarce Chasers
Bialowieza
Severn Beach
Windy Weston Moor
Prior's Wood
Nice weekend
Arty-farty
New site
Publow puddle duck


January - March 2011
Adders
Carymoor
Marvellous Mandarins
White-front
Oriental Turtle Dove
Waxwings
New Stuff!


November - December 2010
Winter thrushes
More from the bridge
Hibernation
Whoopers


September - October 2010
Laps 2
Laps
Ground-pod
Cheddar
Bigger!
Mixta
Avonmouth Ibis
Airbus Family Day
Wait & see


July - August 2010
Bay of Dismay
Red Arrows
Red Underwings
Migrant Hawker
Mental...
East Harptree and Lord's Wood
Small Ranunculus
A bit of luck
Lunar Hornet


May - June 2010
Scarce Chaser
Cotswold Airshow
Emperor's lunch
River damsels
Poland
Better late than never


March - April 2010
Spring moths
Bee Hummer cover
SSC sunset
Some more of the same
Vermins
BG LRPs
Grebes
Lesser Scaup (better)
Some grey ducks on a grey day


January - February 2010
Another egret in a muddy field
Moonery
Sense and Sensitivity - notes on the EOS 7D
Stratford hide
Ducks of various provenance
Gigrin
Another dusting
A rash of thrushes
Happy New Year


November - December 2009
Cheddar Res
The friendly Goldeneye
Water Pipit
Cuba
Tomorrow morning
Pom week
Crappy light again
Crappy light


September - October 2009
Jack Snipe
Brown Shrike
More garden moths
Garden moths
Bowling about around the Parkland
Chew tick!
Not a Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Spoonbill
Chard Res



Local photographers

Gareth's Birding Page
Gary Thoburn's Photos
Mendip Wildlife Photography
Smart Images
Somerset Birder
Wildimaging



Some other photo links

Birds as Art
Camera Price Buster
Canon Rumors
Digital Photography Review
DSLR Controller [BETA]
Helicon Focus (focus stacking software)
Imaging Resource Comparometer
No Cropping Zone
Photomatix (HDR)
Photozone (lens tests)
UK Airshow Review
UK Nature Photographers



Copyright, sales & contact

Website design, all photographs and content on this site are copyright Rich Andrews. Please don't copy, steal, pilfer or hotlink anything on this website. It's the height of rudeness.

Having said that, if you have any enquiries about licensing or if you would like to buy a print, please .

Thanks for visiting my photography website. All my picture galleries and links in one handy place. And a blog, updated... occasionally.

MONDAY 29th AUGUST 2011

Severn Beach

This weekend there have been some good numbers of waders coming through Chew, but with it being low tide at the lake this autumn the waders are too far away for any photos.

So I found myself at Severn Beach this morning, where the tide was high and the waders were close...











SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2011

Balloon Fiesta: Sunday afternoon - The Reds

THANK GOD FOR THAT - glorious sunshine for the best flying display of the weekend.

I tried a new vantage point this year and it so happened that it was about 100m below the display line. I've never had such fine (and close) views of a Red Arrows display anywhere - and with perfect light as well. It was strange seeing some of the maneuvers from an unusual angle but it meant that I was able to get some shots that were a little different from the standard airshow stuff. Good practice for Dawlish on Thursday...

Loads more, much bigger on Flickr (as with all this weekend's efforts). Click on the photos to view them in the lightbox, I would.













SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2011

Balloon Fiesta: Sunday morning mass ascent

Slightly better weather this morning (cloudy again, but brighter), so I popped over to Victoria Park. The balloons weren't flying as low through the city as they did last night, so my plans were thwarted and I had to make do with a few snaps as they passed overhead.

The weather had better improve for the Reds this afternoon or I shall be disappointed.



SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2011

Balloon Fiesta: Saturday evening mass ascent

The weather has been rubbish - the first time I've ever made any attempt to take photographs at the Balloon Fiesta and we get cloud and rain. Never mind, at least they flew this evening...







Quite a few flew low through the city, so if they go up tomorrow morning I might get somewhere the right side of the light to see if I can catch a few as they pass through.

THURSDAY 11th AUGUST 2011

Balloon Fiesta: Thursday night glow

My first visit to the Balloon Fiesta, and my first time photographing a balloon. Needed the short lens. It was tricky taking pictures amongst the crowd, but here's some that 'came out'...







SATURDAY 6th AUGUST 2011

Comma

A quick one after leaving Stratford hide today, between bouts of shite weather. A Comma basking on the handrail along the boardwalk...



WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST 2011

Sallow Kitten

Back to something with wings... whilst out with the moth traps the other night I noticed this Sallow Kitten sat on a grass stem.

Two more (a bit bigger, too) at Flickr



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