Capileira

Capileira is the highest of three villages in the gorge of the Poqueira river in Andalusia in Spain. The road up to the villages, and particularly to Capileira, is difficult because of hairpin turns and very poor visibility. It’s not fog, it’s cloud that hangs in the valley, particularly in the mornings before the sun had time to burn off the cloud. Each morning when we were there in 2017 we could see cloud outside the window of our hotel. Note the chimney stacks that pepper the village. Then, as the sun rises it warms up the colours of the …

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Nikon D500

This is a Red deer stag that I photographed in Richmond Park about three weeks ago. I photographed it with a Nikon D500 with a Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-P VR lens. It’s actually a slight crop of about 70% of the frame to take out the plain sky. I haven’t done a lot of shooting with this camera and lens combination. The last time it got a real outing was on safari on the Eastern Cape in South Africa. I had only just bought the camera and lens, and taken it out to test on the Common here in Cambridge. …

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