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:
Here is a photo I took in poor light but with my Pentax K-5 and F4 300mm combo. It was taken at ISO 800 and at f5 which meant with minimal noise reduction I got this nice image.
Back in June I found a nicely coloured lesser water boatman nymph. I had never seen one with such colouration before. So I took photos from a number of angles in my photographic aquarium.
I posted before on the badgers from springwatch, which I was fortunate enough to go photograph. Phil even set up his suspended peanut butter sandwich technique so I could get some photos of the badgers without their nose to the ground. Some people on the springwatch message boards were worried that the badgers would hurt…