First a question to those who use the Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 USM IS lens. Have you used a polarising filter with it? If so did it focus properly? I ask as I have a Fujiyama Digital P.L. filter. When it is on the lens the camera (50D) appears to focus, camera beeps and red dot lights up, but the photos are out of focus.It was tried in bright conditions where I was getting values of f8 and f11 so the image should have been bright enough. Is there something faulty with my filter or is it that the lens doesn't respond properly with a polarising filter? It behaves just fine with my UV filter.
Last night there were two different Hedgehogs visiting. Horace (should really have named him Horatio) was recognisable by his one shiny eye. (No soundtrack. Uploaded to Flickr for a change)
If you enjoy watching our night time visitors then you can see more Hedgehog activity on HOGBLOG and TWOSIE THE HEDGEHOG blogs.
Once again the Blue Tits have been conspicuous by their absence from the nestbox though they are still visiting the feeders.
A week after the frog spawn appeared I was pleased to see a second batch. Both are now in the nursery pond. Yesterday I saw that some of the first batch were changing from a full stop to a comma shape so things are looking much better than last year when none was fertilised properly and there were no tadpoles.
Wordless Wednesday: Aster 'Little Carlow'
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