Here is the last batch from my encounter with the wheatear, all of which were taken with the 300mm lens This one is uncropped I took some in different poses, although bits of grass detract from some of the shots. Related posts: Wheatear with weevil on its beak Wat Tyler Wheatear Dytiscus diving beetle larva…Details
Day 3 of my trip to Lanzarote I went for a walk along an area in front of the sea wall that had some low scattered scrub. Here I found my first dragonflies of the trip: a red veined darter dragonfly. There were also some bath white butterflies feeding on the limited number of flowers.…Details
Back in August, I went along to the Buglife walk at Canvey Wick. The weather was not perfect but improved as the day went on so we did find some nice invertebrates, which is what the site is famous for. In fact it is believed to have more species per hectare than any other site…Details
Some more photos from Lanzarote. Walking along the seafront path in Puerto del Carmen I could here a loud and unfamiliar call coming from a bush. I had a look around the bush and there, less than 50cm from the ground and a couple of metres in front of me was a southern grey shrike.…Details
Back on Pitsea Landfill site and photographing the wonderful foxes there. This particular fox seemed to have got something stuck in is teeth and pulled a sucession of great poses.
Some more pond photos. For this broad bodied chaser nymph I used image stacking. I also tried some image stacking on some smooth newt tadpoles. And this damselfly nymph. I also took some typical macros of this hawker dragonfly nymph, which had just shed its skin and was light green in colour. Related posts: Hawker…Details
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). Related posts: Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea dragonfly nymph Broad…Details
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. Related posts: Yellow legged gulls in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote Argostoli, Kefalonia: yellow legged gull,…Details