A quick 1 photo post: a female bullfinch.
A couple of weeks ago the turtle doves were posing well, for turtles doves at least. Sadly the sun was elusive, and the turtles were never in a good position when it was out. Still I got a few shots in the cloudy conditions.
As well as Razorbills I also had a go at Guillemots in flight and got a couple of ok shots.
While at RSPB Bempton I had a good go at photographing the auks as they flew past. I took plenty of photos, but the condition were not great, as the sun was absent most of the afternoon I was there. Still I managed a couple of razorbills that were ok.
While at Strumpshaw Fen I finally managed to photograph a Hairy dragonfly Brachytron pratense.
While at RSPB Bempton Cliffs last week, there was a small area where the gannets were sitting near the top of the cliff. Here I managed to catch a pair courting with their beaks and neck stretched upwards. I also saw 2 courting one behind the other. Sadly the shot is ruined somewhat by that…
On a recent visit to sheppey I was shown this wonderful barn owl, which while hunting came fairly close. It was 9pm when it was out and cloud was starting to cover the low sun, so I had to soot at ISO1600, thankfully the high ISO performance it pretty good on my K-5 , and…
A quick 1 photo post: A male redstart
While at Strumpshaw Fen I came across this azure blue damselfly, chomping down on a mosquito.
The nettle beds at Strumpshaw Fen where especially fruitful. This cardinal beetle, the red headed species Pyrochroa serraticornis, posed on the nettles for a bit, though the wind made shots a bit more tricky! The mosquitoes were eating us alive, but i did get a nice shot of one!