The water louse is a common species found in many still and slow flowing aquatic habitats (including polluted ones), but it is not photographed very often, even when compared to other pond creatures. This is probably due to their habit of diving for cover or the corner of the photographic aquarium. Last winter I tried…Details
It was miserable weather yesterday when I visited Rainham Marshes yesterday and the main reason for my visit was to pick up a signed copy of ‘Dragonflight’ by Marianne Taylor (with whom I had a nice chat about dragonflies and the fun involved in photographing them!). Look out for a review once I read it!…Details
Last week I got out the photographic aquarium after a long break from photographing any freshwater creatures, and I got some nice photos of some large red damselfly nymphs. They are quite well developed, which isn’t surprising as this species is the first to emerge in the UK, some years starting in April or even…Details
Back in March I visited Troupe Head RSPB reserve up in Scotland. There I spent a large amount of my time there trying to get nice shots of the Fulmars. They are fast moving birds, but in good light the K-5 Autofocus did alright and I got some nice shots, icluding this pair chasing each…Details
One of my better shots from a trip to the Farnes in June.
While in the Cairngorms in March, I kept going past lovely clear and clean rivers and streams, or I should say burns being that it was Scotland, and being me I couldn’t help but wonder what was in there. Lots it turned out! I’ve posted photos of the Pedicia hairy cranefly larva already and have…Details
While in the Cairngorms this March, some friends set me up in a hide early one morning to try and get some shots of a red squirrel. It was something like -7C so I was wrapped up warm, but the light was OK so I waited. Eventually the squirrel came out a few times and…Details