In Search of Dragons

I spent half a day at Brockholes nature reserve where the intention was to find and photograph a number of species of Dragonflies that inhabit the reserve. I had spoken to a couple of people on the reserve Facebook page and was given some good, detailed information so I created myself a map and off…

Harvest Mice

I spent a few hours with Mike Hudson in his barn with a collection of Harvest mice. These tiny little creatures are incredibly difficult to photograph in the wild so using a captive subject was probably the only way I was going to photograph these animals. Mike collected a selection of wild props to use…

Bugs and Butterflies

Another wander with the macro lens, this time in Marble Quarry at Slack Head nr Milnthorpe. I went in search of the miniature critters of this world and it took me a while to tune into their micro world and find where they were hiding. It’s a different world to ours where things are easy…

Autumn Fruits

Had a little woodland stroll this afternoon and took just the one lens – my 100mm macro. I wanted to capture the flavour of Autumn then I took it literally and started looking for the fruits, fungi and other foodstuff that will be gathered up to get the local wildlife through their winter. Below is…

Silver Studded Blue

I spent a day in north Shropshire recently photographing the Silver Studded Blue butterfly. The site was at Prees Heath which is managed by the Butterfly Trust and is the northernmost location where this rarity can be found. There are a couple of roosting areas here which need carefully searching out. The day started at…

The Little Fellas

Having been to Shipandami dam previously there was no hesitation in returning once more. Last time we visited there were Ellies blocking the road, hippos cavorting around, crocs acting all sinister and kingfishers galore. So hopes were high. This time all was quiet, we scanned the banks and bush but all to no avail for…

Reptile Zone

I spent a day with Angi Wallace in Bristol at the Reptile Zone shop to try to take some memorable images of brightly coloured reptiles and amphibians. Angi has won many competitions with her outstanding and artistic shots so I was looking to learn the tricks of the trade. The shots were set-up in a…