Category Archives: Insects

Brown Hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods

  Today we headed down to Lincolnshire for brown hairstreak at Chambers Farm Woods, a well known site for this scarce butterfly and probably the closest site to me. The wind was a constant nuisance throughout the day making macro photography a particular challenge but in the end, we did find a couple of brown…

Macro photography | Photographing moths | Angle shades moth

I really enjoy macro photography so when an opportunity like this angle shades comes along, it gives me a great excuse for breaking off from the commercial edits to take a few shots. I was just stepping into the house when I noticed this angle shades roosting on the garden wall. He was quite out…

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Macro photography: Dragonflies in Yorkshire

Today I went out to do some macro photograhy, specifically dragonflies in Yorkshire. The heat was tremendous as we stood on the edge of the pond watching black-tailed skimmers, four spotted chaser, brown hawker and emperor dragonflies hawking over the water. In the reeds close to shore were lots of damselflies and, patrolling the rough…

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Macro photography: Ledsham Vale

I nipped over to Ledsham Vale today, a small YWT nature reserve north of Castleford, for a macro photography session. I figured it might be quite good as the weather was cloudy and overcast as I set off but by the  time I got there it had become hot and humid and the butterflies were…

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Wildlife photography workshop: Anglers CP

Today I  ran a wildlife photography workshop at Anglers Country Park near Wakefield. The workshop consisted of a couple of hours of theory looking at gear, exploring advantages of certain types of lenses and cameras as well as looking at the fundamentals of composition and depth of field. Following the classroom session, we went outside…

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