On Saturday 16th March 2019 I purchased a new camera body, a Nikon D7200 replacing my old faithful Nikon D80. I had deliberated for some time but my growing feeling of loosing out finally came to a head. I had noticed for some time that certain images posted on Flickr appeared to be a lot crisper and sharper than mine, try as I might in Photoshop to correct the difference.

The new D7200 has a resolution of 24.4 million pixels whilst my D80 has 10 million. The difference in resolution was amazing. Details appearing where none would show on previous images.

So, I must now explore and test all of the cameras capabilities including the video mode. So watch this space.

Camera purchased from Skears Photographic Northampton – website

My first real outing with the camera was to Summer Leys Nature Reserve. Images on this page were taken on that day apart from the image opposite of the Grebes.


Reed Bunting

Great Crested Grebes  –  Courtship dance.

Two Little Egrets

A Little Egret – just under the window of one othe hides.

Black Headed Gull in flight

Bull Finch