Another creature I photographed in my macro session was this Rhingia campestris hoverfly. It has the long ‘nose’ due to its extra long mouthpart which can reach down into flowers to get nector other hoverflies can’t reach. I need to find or think of a common name for this beast to tell the children I…Details
Some more photos from the Loch Garten Car Park, where I spent all day waiting for some crested tits to pose for photos. I got some nice shots, thanks to some excellent help from my friend Ian, who also lent me his Canon 7D and 600mm L lens to use! Related posts: Crested tit EJ…Details
While in Kent a wood pigeon kept coming down to the garden bird table. It seemed relatively tolerant so I crept in towards it for a close up…. …and got one! I managed a shot of it on the fence waiting to come down. And later flying around in the trees. I got another nice…Details
I had a nice half hour or so of macro photography this afternoon, despite the blowing gale and sporadic sun! In a relatively sheltered spot I spotted a male orange tip patrolling, feeding and sun bathing around the garlic mustard. A bit further along I spotted 4 large red damselflies as I walked along the…Details
Here is a video I filmed on my Pentax K5 DSLR of a marsh harrier feeding on a dead rabbit, while being harassed by a number of crows. Be sure to click on the expand video arrows/button to view full screen! feeding marsh harrier from Neil Phillips on Vimeo. Related posts: Caspian Gull and Marsh…Details
I had a bit of a rotten start to today when my key broke in the lock to one of my survey areas. Then I couldn’t find anything the rest of the morning and the cuckoo continued to evade me all day. But the day to a turn for the better when my first Odonata…Details
A quick shot of a creature from a burn in Scotland, a Clinging Mayfly Nymph (Ecdyonurus sp). Taken with my photographic aquarium.