I like to walk, I do whenever I can, but rarely carry a camera with me of any kind let alone a full DSLR kit.
One of our favourite local walks is around Sywell Country Park in Ecton, Northamptonshire. It's a circular walk around an Edwardian Reservoir that is home to a lot birds and small animals and we've visited many times but I've never with a camera.
Earlier this week we were blessed with some glorious winter sunshine so I packed up said DSLR kit and wandered around the reservoir looking for something to point my camera at. I'm by no means a skilled nature photographer but, along with some great winter light and the inhabitants of the park obliging in front of the camera I came away with some half-decent 'snaps'.
There's a lot to be said for sitting outside in the fresh air and just watching nature go about it's thing in front of you undisturbed and I'd like to think I'll give it another go in the not to distant future.
A few from the day below. Click on any thumbnail for a larger view.