Yesterday I broke my dragonfly photography duck, well today I smashed it and got an unprecedented (for me) 5 species in April. Typically in April I might get my first large red damselflies, and I may have seen 1 or 2 more species in later days of April before, but 5 species is a new…Details
I’ve been seeing large red damselflies for a couple of weeks, but none until today have settled anywhere I could get a half decent photo. This male I found today in Wat Tyler CP sat nicely on a leaf and let me photograph him. There was however a bit of a light breeze and it…Details
As some of you are aware, I recently started running photography tuition sessions at Norsey Woods, Billericay and Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea. The first was the photographing wildflowers and insects at Norsey Woods yesterday. The site is the densest bluebell wood in the country and photographing these a large part of the morning and…Details
I got a Text today from the wonderful Howard Vaughan informing me that there was a pair of Black Winged Stilts at RSPB Bowers Marsh. They are the first seen in the UK in 2014 I have been told. I was fortunately about to go on my lunchbreak, so popped over to bowers where a…Details
Last month I walked out my front door and noticed Jupiter shining bright in the sky. I had my camera bag nearby so I got out my tripod and tried taking a few shots with my K-5 DSLR and 300mm lens. You can see a pixelated Jupiter and the 4 dots of the moons. I…Details
I currently in the Cairngorms and between preparing for the trip, a talk, making a photobook and nearly losing all my photos Ive taken here (and their subsequent recovery) I haven’t had time to update this blog. But here are some photos from before I left. There has recently been a spoonbill in the South…Details
On Sunday I popped up to Minsmere in an effort to get some photos and video of a bittern among other things. I managed to get the following of a bittern catching 3 sticklebacks as the sun set.
Dear Stephen Metcalfe MP, As I am sure you are aware there is a debate the badger cull on 13 March and a vote on whether the Government’s culling policy should continue. Even a glance at what happened last years cull, with the failure to cull enough badgers, even with its extensions and the governments…Details