In June there were a number of pirate spiders Pirata piraticus living on the surface of the ponds so I caught one and placed it on the water surface in a photographic tank. I then got as low angle as possible to maximise reflection and impact of the image. This was the result:Details
I posted before on the badgers from springwatch, which I was fortunate enough to go photograph. Phil even set up his suspended peanut butter sandwich technique so I could get some photos of the badgers without their nose to the ground. Some people on the springwatch message boards were worried that the badgers would hurt…Details
Here is a quick post of a young pheasant close up.
Last weekend I had a trip up to Norfolk, which included a visit to Strumpshaw Fen. I had heard that willow emeralds (Lestes viridis) were present and went to have a look. As I crossed thr railway I ran into Dick who runs Rare bird alert and was the person who reported them the previous…Details
Some more of the pond photos from January. Most of these have had some dust and dirt cloned out of them and a couple, notably the following photo, has had the background touched up. The first photos are of a water louse or slater. They are the aquatic relative of the woodlouse. They are often…Details