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Tales from the RiverbanK, Jenny Hibbert –Friday 20th November 2020


Jenny’s presentation concentrated in the main, of images of the wildlife to be found on her local riverbank – the River Ogmore in Bridgend, South Wales. In the first part of the evening, we were enchanted by many images of the bird life including dippers feeding, collecting nesting materials, preening, fledging and having the odd disagreement. Many other species of birds - pied wagtails, grey wagtails, robins, long-tailed tits, blue tits, nuthatch, goldfinch and wrens were seen. Jenny demonstrated her wide range of knowledge about all the birds shown and her obvious patience and perseverance to get the shots she wants, spending long hours down by the river observing the habits and comings and goings of the birds so that she could be in the right place at the right time. She also showed some remarkable macro shots of damselflies covered in dew early in the morning

After the break she showed us images of river creatures, but from further afield. We saw otters from Pembrokeshire; many beautiful images of water voles in Kent, and not one or even two kingfishers in a shot but four!

Our thanks to Jenny for a truly memorable and very enjoyable evening, making us all appreciate what can be found on our own doorsteps if we all take the time to look.

A reminder that next week John and Ros Macfarlane will be presenting ‘Living with Nomads and Eagle Hunters in Mongolia’ and ‘Under and Over Water Photography’.

On the 4th December Dave Wilson will be judging our 3rd Open Competition, and a reminder that Creative images for our 4th Open should be in on that date.

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