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Lens Selection

I’d been debating about lenses to take with me on a wildlife trip to parts foreign, Namibia, in this case. If my subjects were to be wildlife only, the choice would be very straightforward; all I would need would be

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A Trip to Kew

Compare and contrast, both journeys being of similar distance (45mls vs 65kms). England: parking at LB station, £7.90 – off peak travel card to Kew Gardens, £21.00; Spain: parking at Xeraco station, FREE – return ticket to Valencia, ~8.50€. This

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Spare Wars Episode VI: The Empire Strikes Back

After a week or so, customer Skywalker eventually heard back from Mr Stormtrooper representing the empire, i.e. He had been good to his word and had “further information” for me. I could, of course, have guessed pretty much what

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Spare Wars Episode IV

… in a galaxy far, far away … It must be in a galaxy far, far away because the Stormtroopers of the evil empire of Jaguar Land Rover are clearly on a different planet from me. OK, in Episode III

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Early Xmas Present

To myself, that is. I’ve been looking forward with great anticipation to Canon’s new mark II EOS 7D camera body for some time. The main reason is that it was rumoured to be packing a built-in GPS system. As one

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A Day for Recorders

For the last seven years, the British Dragonfly Society has run a so-called Recorders’ Day, the recorders being those folks who collate and submit dragonfly observation records for each of the Vice Counties in the UK. The Vice Counties differ

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Winter Continues Apace

So, here we are just three days away rom the beginning of British Summertime and there’s still snow lying on the ground. What a wonderful country we live in. As usual, I’ve been desperately trying to think of some advantages

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‘S No Movement

With a positive attitude, this afternoon I drove the 10 miles to Billy’s field intent on getting him out and delivering him for his final warranty service tomorrow. A sinking feeling began to take hold as I approached, the bushes

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‘S No Guarantee

In my naïveté, when we placed our order for our caravan, Billy, and the dealer said one would be available for delivery in February, I was quite pleased. “Great”, I thought, “we’ll be ready to start enjoying it when spring

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What a Corker!

In the world that we’ve created, it seems all too common that we feel the need to write about some event or occurrence that was, shall we say “sub-optimal” [to quote some painful management mumbo-jumbo]. It is too easy to

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