Winter Wonderland

My first meaningful photography trip out this year, and what a beautiful morning. There’s nothing better at this time of year, crisp and frosty, and great light. Headed over to the fen and started trying to capture the frosty reeds and fen plants, a tough job with a 500mm lens, but at least it gives…

Galleries Updated

Festive and New Years greetings to you all! The holiday season has given me some time to update the galleries with some of my favourite images from 2011. Take a look at ‘Feather‘ and ‘Nature Close Up‘ . In 2012 I’ll be working on expanding the ‘Fur’ gallery, and I have plenty of other projects…

Keeping it local

Out and about with my new camera yesterday. Decided to upgrade to the D300s, and I’m really impressed with it. I have to admit I was sorry to see my trusty D200 go, it’s been a real reliable workhorse for me. The D300s is great though, better noise handling and weather proofing, larger LCD screen…

A few from the Fen

I’ve been visiting the Fen regularly and really getting to know the place and it’s wildlife. I was chuffed to photograph this Reed Bunting, who sat patiently in the reeds nearby as I set my camera up.   (Click images to view larger)

Autumn Ladybirds

Did a bit of much needed work in the garden yesterday afternoon, and got a bit distracted by all the lovely Ladybirds I found. They looked very Autumnal crawling around in the old strawberry plant leaves, here’s a selection.   Finally, if you don’t like spiders, I suggest  you don’t scroll down…     No,…

On the Fen

A beautiful misty Autumnal morning on the fen today. A flock of Canada geese flying around in the mist calling made it feel like Autumn was here, but a lone Chiff Chaff was singing away, reminding me of Summer.     The feeders kept me entertained whilst waiting for my intended subject to appear (which…

Small Coppers

Had another go with these teeny butterflies on my afternoon off last week. The light was much better, if a little harsh, and the butterflies were loving the warm sunshine.   I really wanted some side on views with their wings closed, but in the sun they normally rested with wings open, only flicking them…

Small Copper

Went out this weekend to a patch of heathland try and photograph these little beauties. The overcast weather seemed to make them not very obliging and it was difficult to get very close, so I opted for some ‘in habitat’ style shots, which I quite like. Not bad for a first go with these tiny…