Foreword: some images feature strong noise due to exccessive highlight/shadow recovery and improper use of the sharpening tool, see the discussion after this post for further details.
Spent a little while in one of the local parks taking a few snaps.
Just a small place, its a couple of short paths through wooded areas, and a decent sized pond full of wildlife.
The pond in Bourne Hall park, named after bourne hall ,located behind the camera, which serves as the local library.
Full size - 14MB.
9 images @28mm, iso200, f/11, ~1/100s
There is plenty of wildlife around the pond, including many canadian geese which graze on the grass.
Full size - 10MB.
6 images @400mm, iso400, f/11, 1/125s
Additionally, there are some more typical birds you would expect to find in the area, including ducks, gulls, and of course pigeons.
Caught in the act:
400mm, iso800, f/5.6, 1/640s
A pair of swans also linger around the area, while they seem fairly tame, get too close and they will start to growl at you.
400mm, iso200, f/5.6, 1/160s
Head back towards the wooded areas, and grey squirrels are everywhere, while they are fairly tame, they still keep alert for danger.
400mm, iso400, f/8, 1/60s
Under the trees in the less grassy areas, they can be seen foraging for fallen nuts and seeds, aswell as raiding caches for stored food.
400mm, iso400, f/8, 1/25s
Focal lengths are in 35mm equivilant, and some images still had fairly agressive crops. Unfortunately some are still a little soft due to either too short and exposure for the focal length (overcast day) or because ive still not yet got used to the shallow DOF that comes with a DSLR.
Hope you enjoyed, C+C welcome.