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!
If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Facebook you will know I have had stag beetles Lucanus cervus in my garden recently. Ive had both stag beetle and lesser stag beetle, but I’ll cover the photos of the former from Friday in this post. 2 males were found in a bucket in the garden.…