I’ve just returned from a lovely trip to the Cairngorms in Scotland and have something like 6000 images to go through! But for now here are some of a Broad bodied chaser dragonfly nymph I took before I went on the trip using my pond creature photography technique. The above and next photo were taken…Details
A couple of shots from a close encounter with a fox.
Four weeks ago I was having a conversion on Twitter with the Hawk and Owl Trust, about their plans to help with the hen harrier brood management plan. I asked specifically about the Chairman’s plans to start the management in spring when they had said they would not start until persecution stops. Sadly they have…Details
As I mentioned in my previous post I’ve spent some time photographing small birds on the ground. My main target was dunnocks. I was trying to get one in the sun with a clean background. This was half way there. But this one ticked both boxes! Related posts: Blue tit Ground beetle Large red damselfly…Details
Last week I tried my new Pentax 1.4x Teleconvertor mounted on the 100mm macro with some extension tubes to see what the results were like. I tested it on a common greater water boatman or backswimmer (Notonecta glauca). These are the uncropped images, which show good detail at high magnification. Related posts: Common Backswimmer Notonecta…Details
A week after my first visit to see the water rail I went back for another go. I got a nice one in the water But when it posed on some nice green vegetation, the shadow of someone standing behind me (I was laying down!) was cast in exactly the wrong place, again just as…Details
Back in November I visited Foxglove Covert Nature resrve in yorkshire and carried out some stream dipping. Among what I found was this Polycleis felina flatworm Its a species usually found in streams, often under stones in faster flowing stretches. It can be recognised by the large number of eye spots bordering the head its…Details