I found my first reptiles of the year this morning: some slow worms. They were fairly sluggish, at least to start with, so I got a few shots of them before they slithered off.
While driving through the Cairngorms we stopped at Fraser’s bridge on Clunie Water, Glen Clunie. The wonderful bridge was too nice to ignore, even to someone like me who doesn’t do much landscape photography (though I did have to clone out a street sign out of one of the photos). I also got a shot…
In a break from the photos from Scotland, here are some from my holiday last year to Kefalonia. While driving up Mount Aenos we stopped to admire the view. I spotted this butterfly flying, I believe it is a dingy skipper. EDIT: it’s a grizzled skipper On a rock nearby this Balkan wall lizard was…
One stop while in the Cairngorms was Cairngorm Mountain. In the car park there you can often find snow buntings, which can be tempted down a bit closer with some seed. It was pretty snowy so I got shots of them on the rocky wall with some snow around.
Some more photos photos from Loch Garten. A great tit posed, looking right at me, which gives a bit of a different perspective. A treecreeper landed in a pine tree and I managed a couple of grab shots as it searched for food. And a chaffinch posed on the twig.
One bird that frequented the feeders while in the Cairngorms was the coal tit. On my first day I got a number of photos using my 300mm.
I’m not one for doing landscapes, but even I couldn’t resist a view like this. Ive stitched together a number of shots and quite like the result
I have loads of photos from my recent trip to Scotland, but barely started on the editing, so here is a coal tit at Loch Garten.
Anyone who has visited Loch Garten will know the nest is some way off from the centre, though cameras and telescopes provided do give good views. Its not so good if you want photos, so I got out the Pentax Q and shot some video of the EJ, the female osprey. This video has been…
Here is a video I took a couple of days ago of a snow bunting feeding in the Mount Cairngorm car park. snow bunting from Neil Phillips on Vimeo.