Tag Archives: Yorkshire nature photographer

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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White-legged damselfy | club-tailed dragonfly | macro photography

Macro photography: White-legged damselfly but no club-tailed dragonfly! Today we made a long journey down to the River Severn in Shropshire to try and catch up with the very scarce and elusive club-tailed dragonfly. Unfortunately, it was not to be and we couldn’t find them anywhere despite teaming up with another dragonfly chaser and trying…

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Macro photography: Hawthorn Shield Bug

I came across this adult hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) in the garden today and it proved to be a good subject for a bit of macro photography. I really enjoy photographing objects in close-up detail because it gives a completely different view, but insects simply are some of the best subjects for close-up  work as…

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West Yorkshire wildlife photographer | Yorkshire landscape & nature photographer

West Yorkshire wildlife photographer: Chaffinch in flight As a West Yorkshire wildlife photographer, I am always looking for something new to shoot. Today I spent a bit of time attempting to photograph small birds arriving at the feeders and despite a great deal of frustration, I managed the odd shot I’m pleased with. This is…

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Yorkshire butterflies: Dark green fritillary

Yorkshire butterflies seem to have done very well over the past couple of years and none more so than dark green fritillary which is continuing to expand it’s range in the county. I caught up with these butterflies again today at Brockadale where I had been led to believe they were just about over. Yes…

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