Category Archives: Showcase

Showcase: Great bustards

Another in the occasional showcase series and again another iconic species from Spain. Last time I showed some images of hoopoe, also done in Spain, in fact they were actually taken from the hide while waiting for the great bustards to put in an appearance! When the great bustards did finally come, it was one…

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Showcase: Hoopoe Extremadura, Spain

A couple of years back I was sitting in a small hide on the vast steppe area of Extremadura, Spain waiting and hoping to photograph great bustard when suddenly, onto the rock in front of the hide, dropped a hoopoe. Within minutes it was joined by a second bird and for around 15 minutes they…

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Showcase: Rock bunting in Spain

I photographed this rock bunting in Spain during a short photo trip there earlier this year. This colourful little bird was superb to photograph and very confiding and all these images were taken from the car using a 500mm lens wide open for a shallow depth of field. (Nikon D4, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AF-S 1/800…

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Showcase: Red Kite in Wales

A shot from a trip to Gigrin Farm in Wales to test the D4 on the many red kites that come to feed each afternoon. I wanted to shoot them against the Welsh landscape rather than the blue sky and I’m pleased with some of the images I got from the session, Here’s one of…

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Showcase: Gyrfalcon in flight

One of my favourites of Gyrfalcon in flight over heather covered cliffs. I really like the way the  purple heather provides a complimentary contrast to the grey bird.  The gyrfalcon (Falco rusticola) is a much stockier bird than the peregrine and bigger too, a very impressive species. Nikon D3, Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ISO400 1/1600 @ f/5.6…

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