Tag Archives: Wildscenes

Black Nab at sunset, Saltwick Bay

I’ve been reprocessing a few old images including this shot of Black Nab at sunset, Saltwick Bay which I took a couple of years ago. I’d gone up to the coast hoping for a good sunset but the sky remained fairly grey all day and I only had a trace of a sunset. This exposure…

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A Day Out in Derbyshire

Headed down to Derbyshire to try for water voles for the second time this year and, after not having much luck last time, it was nice to score with these adorable cretaures and capture them on film. The Nikon D4 at 1600ISO had no problems in getting me the images and I have to say…

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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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Common birds from the hide

Spent a couple of hours with Mike at his feeding station today. Lots of activity although limited species due to the mild weather. The great tits and blue tits performed very well but I was pleased with the three great spotted woodpeckers and the nuthatches that kept appearing on stage. At one point, the woodpeckers…

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Comma on blackberry

The warm September sun (around 26dgC today!) always brings the comma butterflies to the blackberries to feed. These uniquely-shaped butterflies spend the winter in a shed or other dark place and os need to build up sugar reserves to last them the winter without having to wake. The comma gets its name from the white…

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