It turns out Ants are really hard to photograph! Not only do they move ridiculously fast, but using a 2X macro lens at such high magnification, even at a modest f/8, creates such a shallow depth of field that you can't even get their full head in focus. Using the...
The rain finally stopped for a few days and the bugs are quite active again. Couldn't resist dusting off the macro lens and having a play.
We've had a few days of heavy downpour in Devon and this Spring the Bluebells are taking a battering. I was determined to get out today, despite the rain, and this was about all I could manage in miserbale conditions. Needless to say, I got absolutely drenched!
A Great Black Backed Gull flying around Froward Point. It might not be the most interesting photo in the world but I couldn't have been happier sitting on the cliffside watching these birds flyby. Captured on a camera, that according to the internet, can't focus on...
I've been keeping my eye on this spot over the last few weeks as I've seen a couple of Buzzards hunting in this area quite regularly. I was lucky to get 10 minutes watching them swoop down from the trees. I'm not sure what it was going for, but it spotted something in...
Some warm morning light this morning picking out the reddish feather detail on this lovely bird.
Well spring has sprung and what the difference a week in weather can make. After a couple of days of sunshine the garden is once again buzzing with insects and spiders so I couldn't resist having a play with the macro lens. I'm no expert at identifying species but I...
Taken on a walk in some local woodland.
January has been a bit of a wet start to the year, but a good chance to brush up on some macro photography technique. This was taken with a Laowa 25mm f/2.8 5X macro lens which is fully manual to use but has incredible magnification and detail. Depth of field at this...
Well an icy, if not happy new year, and an early walk into the woods to capture some macro shots of the ice.
A pair of cormorants soaking up the morning sun.
I was actually driving somehwere else for a bit of photography, when I passed this scene and quickly pulled over and legged it down the road before the light vanished.
Most people see crows as a menace in the garden, but I like them. They always have a villainous look about them and somehow seem more intelligent than the other birds. They don't gorge at the feeders and make a mess either, they just seem to take what they need and...
The decline of insects in Autumn have brought the Great Spotted Woodpecker back to the feeders.
A wet and misty day on Dartmoor. Perfect to get lost in Yarner Woods.
After putting it off for 2 years I've finally made the change to mirrorless after hearing good stuff about the recent firmware updates from Nikon. I wanted to give the Nikon Z6 autofocus system a good test on fast moving subjects so thought birds in flight would be a...
Not my best insect photo but I did like the out of focus colours.
Not as good looking as it's Red cousin but full of character.
Usually I'm desperately trying to get close to these birds without spooking them but on this occasion it found us!
Even though these Roe Deer live local to me I've only seen them on a few occasions. Always a lovely sight!
I spent a couple hours trying to photograph baby rabbits without much luck, but this curious bird was foraging around in front of me.
A shy bird. I managed to capture this image walking the lanes near my home and using the hedgerow as a natural hide.
These birds are incredibly good at camouflaging in long grass. I think she spotted me as quickly as I spotted her before she disappeared.
I've made several attempts to photograph the moon over the years and I've never been happy with the results until now. This was taken with the excellent Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6.
The hardy Dartmoor Pony have inhabited the moor for centuries and were used in medieval times for carrying heavy loads of tin from the mines across the moor.