A quick photo from Pitsea landfill site, one of my favs from the evening there:
On Sunday I went up to Norfolk with my friend Dave on a seal photographing day. Our forst stop was the boat trip to Blakeney point, which we just caught after a long search for breakfast. I got some nice shot from the boat using my DA*300mm and sometimes my 1.7x convertor. This common seal…Details
More from my pond photography back in February. This time the backswimmer or greater water boatman photos. These insects are one of the true bugs (heteroptera) a group of insects characterised by their mouthparts which have fused into a proboscis. You can see it clearly in this photo. I also got a couple of new…Details
I’ve finally got round to editing some photos from a pond photography session back in February. This included some of my best photos of phantom midge.
Yesterday I photographed some of the creatures that turned up in a quick dip of a slightly brackish to freshwater ditch in Wat Tyler CP. Here I found what I’m pretty sure is Berosus signaticoillis a type of water scavenger beetle. It is possibly another species but Im pretty sure it is one of the…Details
When at Goring back in the summer I came across this mayfly (presumably already dead) being eaten by a cream spot ladybird. They normally feed on aphids and psyllids but this one obviously fancied a bigger meal! More on the cream spot ladybird on the UK ladybird survey websiteDetails
As I slowly but surely work my way through editing my photos from Lanzarote, I’m starting to realise that I took a lot of whimbrel photos! That said these will be among my best as the eveing light was beautiful. I caught this one with a drip on the tip of the beak,…Details