Tag Archives: British wildlife photographer

Great Crested Grebe

Still editing images from the summer as and when I get time and here is one I like from a session with great crested grebe in York in the spring. This shot was taken just as the sun came up and the bird was lit by some nice low cross lighting which gives a spotlight…

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European cuckoo

Looking through my recent images of European cuckoo, I think that this one is my favourite so far. I’m drawn to the way the line of the cuckoo follows the line of the branch and creates a symmetry and a lead into the image, The cuckoo is a magnificently beautiful bird that seems to be…

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Common Swift photography at the nest

Mission impossible? Almost! I spent a couple of hours trying common swift photography at the nest and it’s a hard task. By the time you think they are going to jump out of the nest and you’ve pressed the shutter, they’ve gone! Now that I know where they are nesting, I will try again next…

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Banded Demoiselle

A banded demoiselle resting over a pool in the late summer sun. These creatures look like little fairies as they flutter up and down the river edge with wings that seem to beat in slow motion. Stunning!

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Arkengarthdale and black grouse

Today I received a phone call about an ecology survey to be carried out on a farm in Arkengarthdale, a beautiful and remote valley in the Yorkshire Dales. That got me thinking about black grouse amongst other birds of the valley and so I thought I would post a photo I took in Scotland a…

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