Summer Events

Hi everyone,

Next Tuesday evening I have arranged a visit to the Birds of Prey center.
Unfortunately, each year they put the price up, and this year they are charging £12.00 per person.
It is therefore important to tell me if you intend joining this photo opportunity as I need to tell the hosts the expected numbers attending.
I have arranged to meet at the venue at 6.30 pm on Tuesday, 30th. June at The Birds of Prey Center, Herring Green Farm, Cotton End Road,, Wilstead, MK45 3DT.
This is a great opportunity to photograph these types of birds in flight, so I hope that some of the newer members can find the time to join in.
Looking forward to seeing you there,


I have just stumbled on a competition you might like to enter.

Photos need to be taken in the UK during 2014/15 and not necessarily in the Easton Walled Garden
Prizes up to £500
Free to enter as many times as you wish, closes 30th September 2015
Read the rules regarding such things as the size, subject categories, they need the original RAW or JPG if you win, limited post processing (no removing objects etc.)
You keep the copyright but, as usual, you grant the organisers free reproduction rights for related competition things such as promotion, web site and winner exhibitions
The list of judges is impressive
It looks like a fair and well organised competition, and did I mention it was free? Worth a try, good luck. All we need now is a summer.

Weekend Away

Hi everyone,

For the benefit of the new members this year, usually, either in the Summer, or in October, the club’s Social Secretary organizes a weekend away. Older club members will be aware of this. In recent years members have enjoyed weekends away in Snowdon, Rye, and Heacham, Apart from the trip to Snowdon, these weekends are open to members and their partners, and are usually well attended, and enjoyed by those participating. Unfortunately, this year, we do not have a Social Secretary on the committee to organise this event.
I would therefore ask for idea’s for a weekend away in October. If any member would like to let me have any ideas on this subject I would be willing to try to take it forward. This would not mean you’d be expected to join the committee, but if any member would like to take on the role of Social Secretary I, and other committee members, would be pleased to hear from you.
Please send any idea’s to me
Regards to one and all,

Competitions – Schedule

Hi everyone,
I have been asked by members for the details of next seasons competitions. This was mentioned by John and Cliff at the AGM, but for those that were not present, details can be found at,
then click on Schedule of Competitions.
Should you have any queries, please email John Pegram who will be happy to answer your questions.

Summer events: Bromham Park NR

Hi everyone,
Last Tuesday’s turnout to Box Park was very well attended, and I hope that you all got some great action shots.
Next Tuesday we will be going to Bromham Park Nature Reserve, Lower Farm Road, Bromham. Map
This place has a huge wild flower meadow, and a lake, so perhaps an opportunity for macro, or butterfly’s.
From Bedford, A428, turn right to Bromham. After the bridge turn right onto Village Road towards Oakley, drive for about half a mile. After the sharp left bend turn right onto the Lower Farm Road. Meet in the car park on this road at 6.45pm
Would you please let me know if you are coming so that I know who to expect. Reply to this email to Thank you.
This is a change from my original intention of the Butterfly World, however, they are open daily, and anyone wanting to visit can do so. If you do want to go, perhaps you would let me know, and I will try to organize a few other members.
Regards to all

AV Field Trip Planned…!


This coming Wednesday (17th June) John & Tony have arranged an AV making field trip to Bedford Park. We’ll be meeting at 19:30 in the car park which is situated behind Robinson swimming pool, see attached map for details.


Summer activities: Box End

Hi everyone,

There has had to be changes made to the next two weeks outings.
I originally intended to go over to Willen Lake in Milton Keynes to photograph the Water Skiers and the Pagoda. However, apparently the water skiers are not operating on Tuesdays, so next weeks venue will be
We have been there before, and I have seen many a good photograph taken there, so come along and have a go at capturing great action shots of the skiers.
Meet in the car park at 6.45pm