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…Details
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…Details
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.…Details
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…Details
A couple of shots of a 3 spined stickleback fry I photographed last week
Before David Cameron was elected he was keen to push his green credentials with his infamous hug a husky photo op and declaring he would lead the “greenest government ever.” So how have this government fared? Well they have: Slashed Natural England’s (the government’s wildlife and conservation body) budget by 30%, straight after they came to…Details
Yesterday I was walking around Wat Tyler Country Park, trying out my new macro rig, with the windy conditions causing some frustration. Wandering into a more sheltered area I saw the delicate fluttering of a large insect, and unlike those on previous days it was not a cranefly, but a lovely red damselfly. I got…Details
Some photos of an azure damselfly nymph.
Some photos of the pond olive mayfly nymph I took using my photographic aquarium.