I tried to pick my top 10 of my photos of 2011 but ended up with a few more than 10! Back in January and February I spent many mornings in a Lidl car park hoping the sun would come out and the waxwings would pose before I had to get to work before 9.…
A few months I had a nice encounter with a tame fox, and the weather was kind too. I started taking shots with the 300mm. Then switched to the 100mm for full body shots.
Some ponds pics today, taken back in July, of a water scorpion nymph. This one is yet to develop its long ‘tail,’ which is actually a breathing tube that acts rather like a snorkel, allowing it to breathe air while the rest of its body is submerged. Here is a close up of the head.
Some more photos from that day back in June when I got the marbled white butterfly. I got another butterfly species, a large small skipper. There was plenty of goats rue in flower. I spotted this wood mouse. And a male scarce emerald damselfly.
I had to post this pic from Donna Nook today. Don’t worry its not stuck, just being curious. Taken with my new 35mm macro.
Here are some rockpool creature photos. Taken in my photographic aquarium, I caught these on Broadhaven beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. First up is the shanny: At one point it demonstrated its ability to glup air. There was also a young wrasse, but I’m not sure what species. I also photographed a common rockpool find, a…
When at Goring back in the summer I came across this mayfly (presumably already dead) being eaten by a cream spot ladybird. They normally feed on aphids and psyllids but this one obviously fancied a bigger meal! More on the cream spot ladybird on the UK ladybird survey website
Over the last weekend I was lucky enough to be involved in a record breaking/setting attempt to build 50 ponds at least 1m squared in size on a site near Wickford. Im pleased to say it was completed in 8 hours. I was there on the first day when we managed 44 in 6.5hrs, so…
Over the weekend at an Essex site I was shown an adder. I didn’t quite get the shot I waas after, but I did get my best ever shots.
Here is a photo I took in poor light but with my Pentax K-5 and F4 300mm combo. It was taken at ISO 800 and at f5 which meant with minimal noise reduction I got this nice image.