Inquisitive youngster

 Earlier this year I treated myself to a new camera – A Pentax K200. I went with this as it was the equivalent digital model to the K1000 that I grew up with and allowed me to use my old lenses. Over the following months I decided to invest in a digital zoom to go with it and now I’m really getting to grips with it. I took this shot at my local sett with the film pushed to ASA1600 and a shutter speed of 1/250 at f5.6. It was around 6.45pm and I had been in position for barely five minutes. The young badger came through the undergrowth and returned to his sett before emerging again a couple of minutes later. He knew something was not right but still tentatively came towards me, posing for a moment before returning to ground. A great moment.


  1. I saw your post on ChirpTracker that you had just created a blog. I've been meaning to try, so thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Thanks….The Worn Field Guide was mine! I look forward to reading yours.

  3. You lucky thing!! I would love to see a badger.

  4. This has to rank as my top photographic wildlife encounter. On another occasion I had one sniff my boots, but Iwasn't quick enough with the camera for that one!

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