Yesterday the story of a garden pond in Norfolk that had been raided by an otter hit the a BBC News and a few weeks ago there was the former fishery owner trying to sue the environment agency for £2.5 millon! because otter ate his fish. Both of these stories hardly left the otters in…Details
The weather was meant to be sunny this morning: it wasn’t at 8.30am when I was trying out the new set up! (my Pentax Q and DA*300mm.) I was shooting 1/50th to about 200th second at 1680mm on a tripod. I got some ok results though considering most of these are cropped too. Female wigeon.…Details
Had another go at the ‘Meet the Neighbours’ style photos i.e. with a white background. Got some I’m pretty happy with.
Photographing more pond creatures today this lesser water boatman suffered from delusions of grandeur, sitting upside down at the surface like one of its larger relatives the greater water boatman . This algae eater is not going to kid anyone though, for as well as being smaller, it lacks that needle like mouth that the…Details
Regular readers will know I photograph pond creatures on a fairly regular basis, but up until today I have never managed a shot I’m happy with of a Water louse Asellus aquaticus. I catch them on most pond dips, but because they are so common, combined with the fact they have the habit tucking themselves…Details