A couple more species from my pond photos. First up an anopheline mosquito larvae. These larvae have the top of the body at the waters surface, unlike the culicine mosquito larvae which have just their breathing tube. This made a reflection shot easier. I also got a head on shot. I also got a couple…Details
A few more from the pond dipping session. Some photos of a hawker dragonfly nymph.
back in June I found some smaller diving beetles that were very dark in colour. I guessed they were no Dytiscus and with a bit of research settled on Ilybius sp. I got some different angles, including this one of the air bubble at teh tip of the abdomen. And my favourite one was this…Details
A week or so ago I photographed something a bit different, adult woodworm beetles. These emerged from some logs a few days after they were brought inside. I think they are quite cute, though you wouldn’t want to find them on (or in!) your valuable antique furniture! This one fell on his back at one…Details
As I mentioned in my previous post I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of wildlife at Center Parcs. The feeders in front of the hide were especially good. At least 1 lesser redpoll was about. Which was joined by the many siskin. As you can see most the photos were unfortunately on the feeders…Details
Last weekend I had a short holiday at Center Parcs and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of wildlife there. Not long after arriving a small flock of crossbill flew over and a minute into my search for breakfast the nest day I had been within a couple of meters of a treecreeper (no camera…Details
Some more shots from Donna Nook. A female seal gets aggressive. A reflection shot. And a nice pair of whiskers! Sadly everywhere there are young being raised, there are are some that don’t make it. But nature is not one to waste and the gulls are quick to take advantage. The greater black gulls are…Details
My trip to Donna Nook was pretty productive and I have enough photos for at least a couple more posts. Including this one of a mother and pup. A female making a racket. Another lying around. I got a close up of a seal being aggressive to another. Some more of the pups. Some seal…Details
Back in December I headed up to Donna Nook seal colony and took loads of photos, which will take a few posts to cover. I’ll start with a few of the seal pup photos. Cuteness alert!
When in Wales in November, between visits to Gigrin, we did some landscape photography around Elan valley. Landscapes aren’t something I do much but I had a go at a waterfall. I even tried a slow shutter speed. The valley plays host to anumber of reservoirs and dams, which have water cascading over them There…Details