Starting from number six there are five new photographs on…

June 18, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number six there are five new photographs on the Photo page. Three from Vicky and two from Jack.

Badger feeding at Denbury taken from the hide. Vicky.

Woodpecker at Denbury. Vicky.

Harlequin Ladybird. Vicky.

Gordon the Goose. Jack

Jack and Brian on Gordon’s maiden voyage. Jack.

As you can see from the photographs that Jack sent to me yesterday, Gordon is working very well. Brain in the red shirt, I have never met Brian, bit of an exhibitionist with that colour shirt if you ask me, and Jack worked on making Gordon. Gordon is in a box on his way home to me, and will be here tomorrow. I will find the time to show you him working with the camera over the coming weekend. I don’t know about Brian but Jack unfortunately is taken and unavailable, just in case any of those seeing his photograph are bowled over by his obvious desirability.

We managed to get the new Valley camera set up and working today. It is going to be a vast improvement on the old camera with the amount of panning around that we do so that we can see the large variety of wildlife that visits the valley. I don’t know about you, but I get very annoyed when I see the wildlife but we are to slow to focus before it has moved away. The new camera has about the same zooming capability but a larger wide angle view, that makes it able to see more of the Valley. At night time the cameras wide vision and infra red lamps will stand more chance of seeing the wildlife’s eyes that we can then follow and zoom in on, getting immediate good images with the automatic focus. The camera also has a windscreen wiper that I have tried and have found very good.

We have still to fix the infra red lamps to the camera, so we will be unable to use it of a night time until we have, hopefully that maybe tomorrow, but what ever it will be by the weekend. You will also have to be patient, as the camera is controlled from a computer and we will have to get use to this different way of controlling the camera.