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Lasse J Laine
It really pays to have a local patch that one knows well. That makes it a wee bit easier to get such wonderful photos that you have from Shrophire. Great work on the Palearctic birds as well, especially raptors, a goup tha I am really fond of. One of my favorite series is surely your Great Bittern with a great appetite. Great technical and artistic work. I am happy to present some of it in my new Photographic Guide to the Birds of Finland. Cheers Lasse J Laine
Zier er allemaal goed uit, schitterende foto's.
Neem ook eens een kijkje op: www.natuurzicht.nl
HiDave,it was a pleasure to meet you and chat with you on friday,many thanks for the excellent images of the redflanked blue tail you forwarded to me,hope we meet up again soon
Thanks, Dave, for your nice comments re: my images taken during our recent south Texas birding trip. Thanks also for the correction on the Ring-necked Duck. I should have know... just got in a hurry. Your photos are wonderful!
Thank you so much--I enjoyed your also here in california
Hi Dave,I've just uploaded the only close up of a grey heron ,I've ever taken that isn't a mile away.I was walking along a tow-path in North London,where a mother and child were standing.As I approached she pointed to this small grey heron,saying,quietly,"Look,it's a heron!"Obviously,nowhere near as good as you,but the best(I'm a sad case,I know)heron picture ever; by me.
Some great images Dave.
impressive gallery you have here. I will check back frequently. Enjoyed looking through your archive.
Dave, these photos are superb. I may not go for anything nowadays but one or two of those made me think twice. Oh well I will have to find them on Barra.
Dave, Thanks for visiting my site on commenting on my photos. I enjoyed looking at your bird photos, you have some amazing stuff!
Hi! A man of many talents! Your pics are great. I have become much more of a bird lover in recent years..lovely to see you yesterday!!
Hi. I am new to PBase and just found your bird galleries. You have some really nice work. Lots of hours behind the camera and in the 'darkroom'. I enjoy taking bird pictures as well. I'll come back again and have a more extensive look.
Do you remember me? Let me remind you, Israel 1993 you and John from Lincs needed a lift back to your car at KM32 after running down a few larks. We spent some time together after that in Elat. I wondered what you had been up to and have asked John, who I see every year at the Birdfair, looking at your Galleries I can see what you've been doing. I continue to bird at all opportunities all over, just had 2 weeks in Burma and 2 weeks in Thailand, thought I better nail the Spoonies while there are still a few that are not in Slimbridge. Hope to see you at the Birdfair one year
Good Luck with your quest,
Malcolm & Sue Hillier
Hello Dave !
I think your pictures are absolutely breath taking ,
and it was just a real pleasure to have a look at them !
I know how much effort that you put into your work , You are very talented !
So sitting in front of the computer for all those hours has paid off ;)
Good work Dad keep it up!
All the time and effort you are putting in is worth it.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks Dave--I do keep busy and take hundreds of pictures every week and I do have about 50 of them in 4 locations in our town and sell a few now and then. Thanks again--I enjoy your photos also.
Swaran S. Jagdev
What brilliant images
So sharp and giving added feeling
Excellent photography enjoyed looking at your bird pictures.
Thankyou for visiting my pages. You have a great set of galleries and I look forward to seeing your future efforts. Best wishes John
Dave - great to see your site. Some fantastic shots, I met you on a Scilly pelagic in 2010 and you very kindly sent me a copy of the Great Shearwater that we saw and an absolutely brilliant photo it was too. Great that I can look at more of your work. hope that you are well
Hello Dave, thanks for you comments. I really appreciate them. I am loving my Dipper experience so far this year, its going really well. I am thankfully (early) retired and pretty much spend my time photographing birds. The Dipper hide is going really well. I found this nest last year and built the hide at the beginning of Feb. I hoped that they would use the nest this year and it looks as though that is going to be the case. The activity is building and once they have eggs and hopefully chicks I hope to be there for it all. I am planning a book, A Devon Dipper Diary, but we will see how it goes, Sorry to hear that your hide was destroyed last year, why would they do that? Congrats on the Birdguides success. I must admit to being disappointed that my Cuckoo picture didn't feature but now you have contacted me, somehow that disappointment has evaporated, the competition is so strong on BG's. I am determined not to let the tiny competitive element of the BG thing spoil my pleasure but it does make you try to improve your pictures constantly, so for that alone BG's are doing a great job. Smashing to hear from you Dave.
Kind regards Charlie
Lovely Dave I found you on I spy birds.
I love the great out doors. Please have a look at my gallery on I spy it is deedee
I also am a frustrated artist. I love to draw and doodle. The only thing wrong is that I am terrible. I can't stand my own drawings so, like you, reach out to photography. I find it to be a great hobby and wonder why it took me so long to take it up.
I love your bird shots. They all are so sharp and crisp. Amazing. I hope you don't mind if I sort of piggy back on your galleries.
great photos Dave
Hi Dave, Thanks for your interest in the bird photos. All flight shots taken with nikon D300 and nikor 500 f4 lense. The Vermillion Flycatcher flight shot was taken from the bird's favorite perch, which he return to repeatly. I used the AF on button for focusing and shutter speed set to 1000 to 1500 of a second with auto White Balance. I am enjoying your web page Bird photos. Bill Bergen New Orleans Louisiana
Hi Dave, Thanks for the insight on Cabot's Tern. Will continue to investigate that. In search of the unknown as always.
Great photos, especially enjoyed looking at the birds of the UK! Keep up the great birding and photography! Difficult to believe that it was April, 2008 when we birded a week in Colorado! Still remember your superb birding skills. No one else would have found that Barn Owl in the cliffs at Two Buttes Reservoir. my photos and probably some of yours:
hi dave i,m so pleased you posted me the link ,enjoyable viewing ! but the high quality of
your galleries dont suprise me at all i always remember your great birding passion from an early age cheers cliff
respect! I am in awe of the range you have, the brown trout and bittern are superb, I will return and try to learn, thank you.
Ray Purser Photography
Dave Iam suprised I have not come across your pbase galleries before,just shows how many contributers are on this site.Some super images in your galleries I especially enjoyed the uk rarities .keep up the good work.
Excellent photography. Many thanks for the Izzy Wheatear photo, much appreciated.
Hi Dave, took some time out from building my gallery to take a look at yours. You have some cracking images and I was especially interested in the Shropshire gallery as I find myself in Church Stretton frequently at the moment. Been out with the camera on lots of occasions but yet to capture anything worthwhile ! cheers Dave
Fantastic Dave, enjoyed viewing and will keep checking for updates! I have a budding photographer in the family so may ask for some tips!!
Great work! I enjoyed looking at your bird pictures.
Some seriously good stuff here! So many interesting birds from places I've never been to.
Thank you so much for visiting my gallery as well!
Thanks for viewing my gallery Dave! You've some nice pics too. I like the Red kite very much. Thanks for sharing
Thank you for visiting my gallery. Your photos are just beautiful. Only had time to look at W. Gallery but will be back for more. Regards, Joan
Ben The Plumber
Great site Dave with some stunning images..Keep up the great work!!!
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
Dave I think you should be telling the rest of us how to do it!! Great work and impressive species coverage - impressive.
Hi Dave. Thanks for your fine message*, glad you enjoyed the book. Fantastic pictures here - making me think photographing the birds might be my next step... once my two boys (one 19 months, the other born on Christmas Day) are out of nappies anyway!
Good luck in the cup!
*I particularly liked your use of asterisks.
Wonderful galleries.The bittern sequence was wonderful.I've never even seen a bittern,in the flesh,so to speak.I live in Essex,but weather permitting I'll be in Craven Arms at the end of this month,I'll have to try hard to even come close to your efforts.
Thanks for all your nice comments-- sure envy you and all your travel--your pictures are wonderfull-Ive been loving photography since i was 13 yrs old and grew up in berkeley calif. Was a police officer for 24 yrs and now have been retired 22 yrs and im 77 and still healthy and photograph birds every day in Lake oroville calif.
alfredo camba jr.
Your galleries have lots of beautiful and interesting images! Thanks for sharing Dave.
Jun (Alfredo Jr.)
Thank you for your visit and nice comments.
I see you are a bird-lover too, and you have numerous excellent shots in your galleries. I really enjoyed your species and I'll return regularly to see the new pictures.
Kind regards, Nicole
Hi Dave, Thanks for vising my site and your comments. We seem to have had similar birding experiences. I have great memories of a visit to Bempton Cliffs, and have birded Chicago area and met Steve Huggins. He will remember my son, Matthew, who worked in NE Illinois-- he still has a site about Illinois birds, but is now back here in Hobart. Regards, Alan
Love birds myself, tough to photograph they don't pose or stay still long. You have some nice shots. I enjoyed the show. In bird photos the burst mode works best just let the camera bang away, dump to bad and keep the good. With lots of luck I may get something as good as yours. Keep shooting.