Friday, 23 September 2011

Sabines gull

This rare gull was at times viewable with the grey phalarope in the viewfinder simultaneously, for a bird that spends a lot of it's life far out in the oceans it was only too happy to lounge about on the edge of the water at Grafham water, this was the first time I had photographed one of these

Grey phalarope

This stunner was performing at Grafham water today.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Amazing spider

We found this beauty on Cavenham heath today.

Grey heron

This juvenile was captured as it flew around Lackford lakes being pursued by the resident male.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Emperor dragonfly

It is that time of year for the emperors.

Red admiral

An open and closed case...........

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Raptors at Sandon

I spent a couple of hours in the Sandon area in the aftermath of the 'Katia storm' and found lots of raptors about, the top picture is a red kite that was flying along the A505. The second, one of two female marsh harriers, this one flew directly towards me. Later on I watched it flying into the wind and it actually went backwards at times.
The small tortoiseshell was resting out of the wind.

Also of note were buzzards and a kestrel.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Flower power

I really enjoy capturing insects on flowers

Grasshoppers and crickets

All these pictures were taken close to home, I think these insects are very photogenic

Monday, 5 September 2011

New macro camera

I have just purchased a Sigma 150mm macro lens and I am very impressed with the early results. Lesley & I went to Oughton head (source of the river ouse) in Hitchin and spent an enjoyable couple of hours walking round trying to find interesting insects to photograph, Les was good at spotting and here are a few of the results.........

The little capsid on the nettle leaf was smaller than a ladybird