Robin wide angles

On the Ashurst campsite in the New forest, we were regularly visited by a very tame robin which would hop between our feet. I thought I’d try some shots with the wide angle lens, though it kept staying in the shade and generally being awkwardly positioned, I still got a few shots I liked. There…

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Battle Abbey lake and marsh frog

This time last year I paided a visit to Battle Abbey in East Sussex, where there is a lake full of water lillies And one had a marsh frog on. Related posts: Scarce chaser dragonfly, greek marsh frog, mammoth wasp and beautiful demosielle Marsh frogs, grass snake, common lizard and wasp spider Caspian Gull and…

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Fox in a bin

Back in March I came across this site one evening, a fox hanging out of a bin. She was going in and out of the bin with food from the rubbish. Unfortunately the light was rubbish and she wasn’t holding still much so I had to shoot at ISO 1600. Still I was rather pleased…

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National Dragonfly Week: banded demoiselle

Species number 4 in my series to celebrate National dragonfly week. Today the banded demoiselle, Calopteyx splendens. This species is usually found slow flowing rivers with muddy bottoms, but they can wander far from these habitats, I’ve seen them a long way from any flowing water. The male (photo above) is metallic blue with a…

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