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Leica 100-400 for Bird and Nature Photography with High ISO

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Apologies for initially posting this in the wrong section of the website. However I know that some of you are car enthusiasts as well as animal lovers, so if you’d like to hear about my fascinating and enjoyable visit to Brooklands Motor Museum, you can read the post here

Wildlife Photography Surrey British Wildlife Centre

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Wildlife Photography Training Surrey | Olympus at the British Wildlife Centre

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Wildlife and Animal Photography East Sussex | Animal Parks

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Featured in The Journal of the Royal Photographic Society

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