Category Archives: Nature photography

Bird photography on Texel, Netherlands

I’ve just returned from a few days’ bird photography on Texel, Netherlands and I’m now going through the images. It wasn’t just a bird  photography trip, I was out there with the family but I managed to get a few hours in from first light until breakfast each day and then again in the last…

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beetles and butterflies at Carlton Marsh, Barnsley

I was out photographing beetles and butterflies at Carlton Marsh LNR today with my friends from the Wakefield Naturalists’ Society. This was one of our monthly summer field meetings and it was the first time we’d visited this reserve as a group, though I’ve been there many times before. Having many pairs of eyes made…

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Moorland birds and mammals

I had to head up to Pately Bridge to undertake an ecologocal survey on a barn at dusk, so I decided to head up there early and try for some photos of moorland birds and mammals in the late evening sun. The grouse were there in plenty but none really played ball until one perched…

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Insect photography at Brockadale

The warm spring sunshine tempted me away from editing commercial photography shoots to head over to do some insect photography at Brockadale. There were plenty of butterflies on the wing, including brimstone, orange tip and large white and plenty of whitethroats in full song. Across the valley, the soft purring of a turtle dove was…

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Bearded tits at Old Moor – a great start to the year

So 2016 has slipped out of the back door and my first trip out with a camera in 2017 netted me beared tits at Old Moor RSPB reserve not far from my home! There’s been a few of these birds around for the past 12months or so but only in small numbers and I’ve never…

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