Friday, 31 January 2014

Exciting workshops

I have been working on workshops for this year including dates for the lovely bird of prey days in Mid Wales and a repeat of the popular reptile session on the Dorset heath. I have also organised a day with tame Hedgehogs and Harvest mice in the West Midlands. Full details are on the workshops page to the right.

In addition I will be hosting an Introduction to Wildlife Photography at the RSPB Sandwell Valley reserve where I will be describing the various aspects needed to get started out and begin to get great results photographing nature. Again full detail are on the right.

Two Islands


An opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Mull in July was welcome and in the one day of sunshine I managed to connect with White tailed eagle and also a pair of otters so was well pleased. Day two was rain filled but nice to have finally visited this celebrated island.


Later in the month another quick trip took me to Skomer off the Pembrokeshire coast. The sun shone and the puffins were very relaxed as they wait for eggs to hatch.

Friday, 24 May 2013

magic may

 

I was determined to really get out with my camera this month and make the most of what I think is the best month for wildlife. A brief trip to Loch Lomond was a great start and the black grouse lek where I spend two sessions was wonderful.

Then Mid Wales for a bird of prey day. Great subjects and such a variety of wonderful settings meant that even the weather did not stop the lovely images coming!

An afternoon at a hedgehog rescue centre was a smashing way to get up close a personal with such a charasmatic little animal and one that I had never before managed to do justice.



Then down to Dorset for two days with Britains amazing reptiles. All six species in one day and eight happy photographers...watch out for more dates soon!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

focus4nature dates


I have just announced two more days to the focus4nature portfolio for this year. Added to another great raptor day in beautiful mid Wales in May I am also running an exciting new reptile photography day in Dorset.


In July I will also be leading a tour back to the lakes of Finland to make the most of exceptional opportunities to get close to and photograph ospreys and divers. Then later in the month it will be Finland again in search of bears and wolverines.



For all the information and more images visit the focus4nature website for all the tour details.


Sunday, 18 November 2012

autumn mammals

The new mammal talk is nearly finished but good to add a few more shots this autumn.



Sunday, 2 September 2012

at the bottom of the garden

This month I am doing some small mammal surveys for the mammal society. To get a bit of practice I have been working in the meadow at the bottom of my garden. Wood mice were the most common but this bank vole was my favourite.


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Finland

I have just returned from a wonderful week in Finland where I have photographed osprey and black throated diver. We spent a lot of time with each species and I am absolutely delighted with the results. I have in particular some very special osprey pictures which I am keeping in my back pocket for now. Here is one though to whet the appetite.


osprey