Venus Pool

28 Mar

Since our road accident, Chrissy and I have not been as mobile as we would normally be, although spending time off work this has been disappointing due to missing a lot of photo opportunities.

However, Chrissy wanted to go see her parents over the weekend, this gave us a chance to check out the camera’s on the way back at Venus Pool.
Venus Pool is an old gravel pit situated near Shrewsbury in Shropshire, owned by the Shropshire Ornithological Society, home to a large variety of wildlife, and a wonderful opportunity to spot/photograph something a little different!…….

There are three hides available to the general public, one of which has loads of feeders which attract all sorts of birds, on saturday we were treated to a display from the Greenfinches i’ve never seen before, birds flying in from all directions and fighting for perches to feed from!…… the first two frames show the action although a little faster lens would have helped get sharper shots!…..;-(

From the same hide the Blue Tits were content to mind their own business on the nut feeder, one of my favourite subjects, but difficult to capture well due to the fact that they rarely stay still for long!…..:-)

The next three were from a different hide overlooking the pool, and the Gulls appear to be dive bombing each other too?……….

Then we spotted a pair of Great Crested Greebs, cute looking birds and not easy to capture (we’ve tried before, they dive and can swim for considerable distance before surfacing) but these were happy to pose for a few minutes, we were both chuffed!…..:)


Posted by on March 28, 2010 in photography, Wildlife


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2 responses to “Venus Pool

  1. Kcalpesh

    March 29, 2010 at 7:37 am

    These are stunning shots! I’m now a big fan of your photography! AWESOME!

    Pixellicious Photos

    • Andy

      March 29, 2010 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Kcalpesh, our wildlife pics have gradually improved over the last twelve months but “Keepers” are still only about 1% of those taken!


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