Post 2 – Spring is Here 16:04:2012

Spring has now arrived and activity on the river is increasing.  Easter weekend saw numerous boats passing through Marlow but  now things have quietened on the boat front, wildlife is getting on with life undisturbed.

Autumn Evening in Marlow

I never tire of photographing this scene.  Each one is slightly different due to the changes in the light and the state of the river.  This is an early October scene taken just before sunset.

Exif.

Date:   01:10:2009   Time: 17:21:53   Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:  Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Aperture:   f/5.0   Shutter Speed:   1/125   ISO:  100   Focal Length:   28.0 mm C

Female Chaffinch 

Just before Easter I walked along the Thames Path from Marlow to Temple Lock.  Sitting on a bench beside the lock I was joined by this lady Chaffinch, who sat on the fence for some time and was not at all frightened of the camera.

Exif.

Date:   15:03:2012   Time: 16:34:14   Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:   Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Aperture:   f/4.5   Shutter Speed:   1/400  ISO:  200   Focal Length:   200 mm

Male Chaffinch

I visited Temple Lock again a few days later and this time I was joined by a male Chaffinch, no doubt a pair.  It is interesting to note how tame bird life is near the river.

Exif.

Date:   29:03:2012   Time: 14:54:32   Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:  Canon  EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Aperture:   f/8.0 Shutter Speed:   1/250   ISO:  200   Focal Length:   80.0 mm


Leaving Temple Lock

Tempe Lock is about 1.5 miles upstream from Marlow.  The Lock Keeper’s wife sells teas and coffee as well as ice creams and is a welcome resting place for walkers and cyclists on the Thames Path.

This was made of five images with different exposures merged together.

Exif.

Date:   21:08:2010   Time: 11:40:39   Camera:   Canon EOS 30D   Lens:  Canon EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Aperture:   f/4.5  Shutter Speed:   1/400   ISO:  100   Focal Length:   70.0 mm

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