A couple of nice finds from pond and borrow dyke survey. First was this opossum shrimp my first ever. They are called this because they carry their young round ina pouch, like marsupials. Secon was this screech or squeak beetle, famous for squeaking when it feels threatened. That is the only good shot I managed…Details
A few photos of a sleepy swan at RSPB Rainham Marshes.
A few New Forest Landscapes
There has recently been a campaign in a local park to try and get dog owners to pick up their dogs mess, rather than leave it on the path or in meadows where people and children may come across it. A big poster campaign involved putting up lots of signs/posters, many of which quickly ended…Details
While in the New Forest by a river I spotted one of the large pond skater or water strider species on a river. So I tried out the DA*300mm, with extension tubes on for closer focus distance and attached the flash to increase the shutter speed in the poor light. These photos were the result.Details
A couple of photos from my trip to the New Forest last weekend. This false deathcap Amanita citrina was growing on a nice mound of earth, moss and rotting wood, making it easy to get the background out of focus. I then tried the opposite effect with the 35mm macro and brought the background into…Details
Among the insect finds in my garden recently was this squash bug.