I had been trying for a couple of years to upload with no success, I was finding the whole situation unbelievably frustrating and nearly gave up on several occasions. My last throw of the dice was to upgrade my equipment, I bought a brand new Nikon D90 and armed it with a AF-S 70-300mm VR lens and tried again, this shot was taken on the first outing with the new gear.
Who would have thought that it also helped to be on the South Side at Manchester with the sun behind me why would that make any difference....
It was a combination of factors in the end, the right equipment, the right positioning, the right technique and learning how to edit! Every day I shoot now, I try to learn something new, it's never ending. The day I got the email saying that I had a shot uploaded I was over the moon! I rung all my friends who I thought would be (slightly) interested so they could click on it.
In the end, for a fairly plain side on shot, she has rung up nearly 7500 hits. My second upload is still my biggest hitter to date at just over 53000 clicks. I thought I had it made and it was going to be easy after that, I wish I could say it has been! But it has been loads of fun and I have got some shots here that I am really proud of. I have also had some nice help along the way from Peter Hulse and Mick Bajcar to name just a couple, my thanks to them both and the other screeners that have helped me to where I have got today, long may it continue!
Photo © Jason Wood