One of the most common finds in garden ponds this time of year is the Pond olive mayfly nymph Cloen dipterum. Mayflies usual conjure up thoughts of adults that mate and die after a day or two, and to those more familiar aquatic invertebrates of the larvae that live the the relatively oxygen rich flowing…Details
Playing with the high speed video on my Pentax WG-2 in the summer. I approached this darter dragonfly with it set to 1/4 normal speed.
I had another attempt at the ‘meet the neighbours’ style wildlife photography, which involves photographing your subject on a completely white background. I tried it first on a Rhantus Diving beetle in one of my aquariums.
While in Kefalonia we had a couple of rain showers during the evenings. I had seen some green toadlets in another town and a squashed adult green toad in the grounds of the hotel so I grabbed a torch and when the rain stopped and almost right outside the door was a green toad hopping…Details
My Bushnell Trophy Cam HD Max arrived yesterday so I put it up in the garden to see if I could capture the local fox and got this.
Not bad, I’ll place it lower down in future. Im trying out the stills feature tonight so will probably have more to say tomorrow.
Its been an interesting year of wildlife and photography for me. I’ve probably not seen or photographed as much as last year, but what I’ve seen and standard of my photos I reckon has improved. The first notable photograph was taken at Centre Parcs in late January, where I photographed a sparrowhawk for the first…Details
Since I bought my Pentax WG-2 waterproof camera I’ve barely used it. As a waterproof compact, it doesn’t match a DSLR for quality, but its ability to be submerged in water does offer some different opportunities. Today I went to RSPB Rainham where the constant rain has flooded large areas, so I thought I try…Details
Some more photos form my trip to Kefalonia now, with the black winged stilt I saw on Katelios beach. I wandered down the beach hoping for a glimpse of the animal I had heard dive into the reeds or anything else around when I spotted a bird walking along the dead sea grass. I could…Details
On the same trip to Argostoli as my last post, I also explored the small wooded area around the visitor centre there (which isn’t advertised anywhere for some reason!?). As I walked along the path a beetle the size of a stag beetle flew right past me, which I have to admit gave me quite…Details
Back in May, while on holiday in Kefalonia, Greece, I headed to Argostoli. It is the capital of the island and has a well know spot near some fishing boats for loggerhead turtle. My photos were a bit better than last time! South of the bridge is Koutavos lagoon. There were a few little egrets…Details