RSABI have selected my photo below from my parents croft in Rogart to sell as one of their Bespoke Christmas cards. All money goes to charity. Having grown up in a rural crofting community I am fully aware of the hardship and the difficulties facing people who live there. So I hope this little contribution on my behalf helps. There is a great selection of other cards available too.
RSABI is a unique Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty amongst people who have depended for their livelihoods on the land.
Here are some photos from a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo last weekend. I like the idea of more intimate portraits to show a more personal side of the animals. Almost all the shots were taken at the widest aperture my 70-300mm could muster and a shutter speed of 1/1000s. This left my Pentax K5D to decide the ISO, which was often as high as 5000 and yet the quality was still exceptional.