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Hello and welcome

I love nature. Old fashioned? Maybe. Out of step? Not sure. But that’s where I’m coming from and as often as possible, going to. I’d rather be in a field or a wood than in a city or town. Birds and small scurrying creatures hold a great fascination for me. I own a Nikon D90, Nikon 18-105mm lens, a Tamron 70mm-300mm macro lens and a set of extension tubes, plus other bits of kit. On this blog I share my experiments, my favourite shots and moments of learning, complete with mistakes. I don’t always concentrate on nature, but often do. I also have a love of beauty, whether that be a found object, a bit of interior design or a pattern found in a macro shot. My dad was a dedicated ameteur photographer and gardener. I seem to have inherited his passions.

Because of my passion for the garden and nature I now have another blog, one dedicated to sharing with you my journey in a new home with the opportunity to become more environmentally friendly via recycling, growing our own food and changing our lifestyle for the better. I’m trying to make a space that’s wildlife and human friendly, helps feed us and provide some free fuel. You’re very welcome to join me there, too. It’s called Earth and Hearth. Come and say hello.

Please feel free to leave me comments. I’d love to hear from you wherever you are in the world.

I blog here but my main website, with gallery, is www.caffimages.co.uk. I have now put a limited range of photos on sale. Take a peep at the square photo gallery for gifts you won’t find in any store. If you like the fire shots in my earlier blog (see July 2010),

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23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bob Zeller
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 17:15:54

    If you are old-fashioned, then so am I. My feelings are just about same as yours.

    Bob Zeller

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  2. chriscaff
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 17:19:56

    That’s great to hear. So I’m not alone in a concrete jungle. Fab.

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  3. Susie
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 22:50:14

    Great site Chris … I haven’t figured out how to put this much on mine yet … and I agree with you and Bob ~ give me nature over built-up areas any time … now if only this cold snap would end so I can enjoy more of it … I keep thinking in about 6 or 7 weeks time we should be seeing the first snowdrops 🙂 Regards, Susie

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    • chriscaff
      Dec 01, 2010 @ 23:43:22

      Snowdrops. what a lovely thought, Susie. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. We’re in the grip of heavy snow which I WANT to get out in, but it would be silly to try and drive anywhere, so I’m hoping to go for a local walk tomorrow, as long as the snow isn’t still falling. Someone once said there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes, but for photographers you do need light, and need to keep safe!
      It’s taken a while to build up my wordpress. Just do one thing at a time and it soon grows. Good luck. I’ll come and visit!

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  4. crazygoangirl
    Dec 03, 2010 @ 03:25:50

    Birds of a feather we are! I don’t think it’s possible to find a better subject than Nature 🙂 Great going!

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    • chriscaff
      Dec 03, 2010 @ 12:30:50

      Thanks for visiting and your comments. We certainly are birds of a feather. I’ve visited you and we obviously both adore nature. Keep practicing and playing.

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  5. mtapoadventure
    Dec 03, 2010 @ 23:12:22

    Hi,,,, good luck on your endeavor ,,,,great shot you got there,,,

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  6. 47whitebuffalo
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 00:41:15

    Greetings fellow nature lover.

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  7. Monica
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 14:54:37

    Great shots! I read through several of your entries and thoroughly enjoyed the visit! I’m still quite new to this blogging world and I’m seeing some elements of design on your page that I would like to incorporate into my own. (Imitiation is a form of flattery – that’s all I’m saying.) heh heh

    We’ve been catching the news on your arctic winter weather. While I don’t envy you the very cold temperatures, I do wish that we could have the snow. My weeds are greening up again! AHHHH.

    Sending some virtual hot chocolate your way and knitting a nice warm scarf while dreaming of snow. 🙂

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    • chriscaff
      Dec 04, 2010 @ 15:27:18

      Thankyou so much! It’s taken a while to get into this blogging, too. Did you know you can just choose another style on here and it will change the look of your whole site without losing anything? p
      As for the weather, I’m sure you’ll get snow eventually, but those weeds might have put on a bit more growth before it happens. Oh, well, more fodder for the compost heap!
      Can I have a drop of brandy in the hot choc please? 🙂
      Good luck with your blog. I’ll visit agin to see if you’ve frozen!

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  8. B.Held
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 22:38:14

    Very cool blog 🙂

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  9. lyndajeffersphotography
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:46:24

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to look and comment on my blog.

    I love your first christmas photo!

    Happy Birthday for Thursday!

    Lynda

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  10. theidlepixel
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 02:52:22

    This definitely looks like a lot of fun. Wonderful attitude you have shines clear in your writing. I’m so glad we bumped into each other.

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  11. Shivya
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 16:19:23

    You have an awesome blog going. I’m rolling you to come back and learn more about photography 🙂

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  12. One Change At A Time
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 16:22:54

    Hey there! You’ve got a good blog going 🙂 I am a nature lover too. BTW, being a nature lover is not old fashioned, it’s always in style, evergreen 😉 hahaha…

    Check out these pictures I have taken: My photos

    What macro lens do you use? I own a D80 and an 18-200mm lens. I love my Nikon 🙂

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    • chriscaff
      Mar 01, 2011 @ 14:05:06

      Hi Kiennjal. Yes, you’re right. Evergreen. I like that. The macro is a Tamron 70-300mm zoom with extension tubes. The camera is a Nikon D90.

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      • One Change At A Time
        Mar 03, 2011 @ 23:32:05

        Chris, I wanted to add the following:
        a. I visited your website, your work is fabulous. More than the device, it is the eye and the heart of a photographer that deserve credit for a good picture. You do a great job in bringing out the inner beauty of nature. So, thanks for sharing your wonderful work.
        b. I absolutely love the photo of the owl titled “Eurasian Eagle Owl Winking”. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by this very docile and beautiful bird. An old owl male once flew into my house seeking refuge from annoying crows and ravens that chased him in the sunlight. Anyway, before I end up writing a book here, I will end this “comment” by saying, keep it up! 🙂

      • chriscaff
        Mar 04, 2011 @ 18:14:01

        Thank you very much Kiennjal. I use the eurasian owl winking as my avator. I looked after a barn owl as a schoolgirl until it’s owner was found. It had ben oprphaned and raised by people. I’ve never forgotten what a privelege it was to handle such a wonderful bird.

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