A photography workshop, hairy dragonfly on the hand, Canvey Wildlife Day and meeting Mike Dilger

Saturday was a busy day for me, with an early start to scout and set up for my Dragonfly, butterfly and other invertebrate photography workshop at Wat Tyler Country Park. It was fully booked, but all seemed to enjoy it. The weather wasn’t bad considering the forecast, with patches of cloud slowly thinning to a…

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Corn Bunting

On a recent visit to Bowers Marsh I was enjoying the singing skylarks and corn buntings as I walked along the path when I realised one of the corn buntings was singing in a hawthorn bush ahead. Unfortunately it was between me and the sun. I took some shots (which didn’t really come out) and…

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A Wet Fox

Back in February a fox was appearing regularly at a local site so managed to photograph it a few times. On this particular occasion it was pouring with rain and after 10 minutes I was soaked through, but rather than give up like a sane person would I figured “well I’m wet anyway” and waited.…

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Damselfly close ups

In the last couple of weeks the macro season has got into full swing with damselflies in particular now out in good numbers.  I have managed to find some Damselflies that posed well enough for close ups, including this large red damselfly. Including a photo showing the underside of the thorax. I also got this…

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