So, my new hobby: Nature Photography! I recently purchased a Lumix Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera, which is very user friendly and I recommend it for any beginner looking to get into nature photography. Most photos I take are locally around local around Oxford and Oxfordshire, (and my back garden)! I still have so much to learn about how cameras work, but for a start I am impressed with the overall quality of the pictures with no post-editing.
Its been very mild compared to most Januarys on record in Britain, meaning Ive managed to capture some animals out and about you wouldnt usually see at this time of year, such as bumblebees, ladybirds, (and also newts, frogs and hedgehogs, but these were at night). The pictures I took this month were from around the River Thames in Abingdon, Kennington, and my back garden.
I was very lucky to have one of my photos broadcast on ITV News Meridian earlier this month! What made it more exciting was it was the first time I took the camera out for a spin. You wouldnt believe me if I told you I took the picture stood in a Waitrose car park in Abingdon! Anyway, the picture is on Simon Parkins blog.
All photographs by Oliver Daniel Nicholls
Lumix Panasonic DMC-FZ72 Camera