Some more photos from Lanzarote. Walking along the seafront path in Puerto del Carmen I could here a loud and unfamiliar call coming from a bush. I had a look around the bush and there, less than 50cm from the ground and a couple of metres in front of me was a southern grey shrike.…
Back on Pitsea Landfill site and photographing the wonderful foxes there. This particular fox seemed to have got something stuck in is teeth and pulled a sucession of great poses. Before stopping to lick is paw clean.
Some more pond photos. For this broad bodied chaser nymph I used image stacking. I also tried some image stacking on some smooth newt tadpoles. And this damselfly nymph. I also took some typical macros of this hawker dragonfly nymph, which had just shed its skin and was light green in colour.
Here is an image of a hawker dragonfly nymph that has just shed its skin (hence the light colouration), that I took using my photographic aquarium. I managed to increase the depth of field by using image stacking (combining a few images focused at different distances).
Some more shots from Lanzarote, the rest of the photos from the day I photographed the sanderlings. First up some yellow legged gulls I got some more whimbrel shots. I also spotted a few ring necked parakeets in some trees.
On my second morning in Lanzarote I headed down to the beach in Puerto del Carmen. There were a few sanderlings in a small sandy bay.
On our first day on Lanzarote, we went for a walk South along the town in which we were staying: Puerto del Carmen. There were a few waders around the rocks at the southern end of Los Pocillos beach the most surprising of which was a whimbrel. I manged to get fairly close. I was…
I’ve been away (with the blog on automated posting) in Lanzarote and Hve lots of photos to edit and post on here from there and elsewhere before. But for now here is a photo of a bird I say fairly often on the rocky shores: a whimbrel.
While at Strumpshaw Fen recently I came across a tame male pheasant. He happily sat there while I took lots of close ups with my 300mm lens. He just sat there as I took photos. He even started to preen.
In June there were a number of pirate spiders Pirata piraticus living on the surface of the ponds so I caught one and placed it on the water surface in a photographic tank. I then got as low angle as possible to maximise reflection and impact of the image. This was the result: