My Husband Bill and I have been birding since 1986, and although we are birders at heart, I enjoy photography immensely even though I am just a novice. The first few years of my attempts at photography was with a Canon 400D SLR, using Canon 35-80, Canon 40-75WA and Tokina 80-400 Zoom lenses. In 2013 I changed my camera to a Canon 7D SLR and changed the Tokina lens to a Sigma 150-500 Zoom. I had a practice run with the 150-500 zoom in Llandudno in October of that year, then took it to Sri Lanka in February 2014, I was pleased with the results and this camera/lens combination stayed with me for the next six years. However, distaster struck in 2019 when we were Whale watching in Colombia, the 7D was badly damaged by saltwater and stopped working, sadly this was unrepairable and left me with only my 400D. Disaster stayed with me as when we were in India the 400D stopped working for no reason, I did however manage to get it repaired, but too late for the India shots. It may have been fate as I was starting to have problems holding the camera and lens still, I was feeling the weight, I was getting frustrated as my photos were bad blurry images also my arthiritic fingers struggled to wind the zoom, so in 2020, during the Coronavirus Pandemic, I decided to trade in all of my photographic kit and opted for a Canon SX70, small, compact and lightweight, it has a good zoom lens, with macro facility, also video and wifi. We are now in May 2021, and just starting to ease the coronavirus lockdown, I have been visiting local reserves, and am quite pleased with the images I am capturing with the SX70, I can absolutely recommend it.

Some of my images are not particularly good, not sharp or perfect focus, but for me it's about the bird so if the image isn't good, the bird is, and that's why it would have been included in the website - birder at heart !! hope you enjoy aprilsavianimages, and thankyou for visiting my site.