What makes a Photographer

Wildlife photography is sirt by millions and in todays digital world, is there a true understanding of what it takes to be a true wildlife photographer. The gear is just a small part of what it takes to get the image you are so proud of. As I explained before the Barn Owl is my…

Silence is Golden

If you are one of the lucky people to come across a Barn Owl flying gracefully across an open field. Many people say they saw the Barn Owl or heard the Barn Owl but in most cases they have heard a Tawny Owl. If you do get a rare sight of the Barn Owl in…

Sunday I was Naughty.

I drove my car to a place where I had seen the Barn Owl last March. I parked up and as I approached the field my mouth dropped as I saw the Barn Owl flying low across the field. I was in dreamland and I took some pictures just so I could write my blog.

When Eyes meet 2

So the Owl is in my best top ten but it is not only the Owl that fascinated me on my journey with nature. Take the Dragon Fly insect that never seems to keep still, many hours trying to capture it in flight and others just creeping through the grass when it lands So one…

When Eyes Meet

As a photographer I never really see the subject other than through the viewfinder like someone using binoculars. So I often wonder if we could understand wildlife, and what they see when a strange figure is pointing a object at them. Curious are some,others scared and some just confused as to what is going on….

My Love For The Swan

The meaning of a swan is grace, beauty, love, trust, and loyalty. Swan symbolism is also linked to inner beauty and self love. A pair of swans represent soul mates for life. Ever since I can remember the White Swan has given me so much joy and moments of peace, sitting with a Swan is…

Chasing the Dream.

I was always told as a boy, don’t try to Run before you can Walk. Thats True of many things I have done in life, one thing was my love for photography, I didn’t have the open land of Africa, or Island’s with exotic creatures on, eagles taking fish from blue water. I had the…

Blue Tit Gallery

The little Blue tit is so colourful its a an amazing little bird feeding on seed nuts tree blossom and insects when feeding its young. For a small bird they are aggressive and defend the nest area, chasing other birds away. Its a very nice bird that takes a great image soft colours. There busy…

The Beautiful Jay

I was tricked by a bird in 2015 when I set my wildlife hide up in a peaceful retreat where no people go. Its heaven and mental therapy no money can buy. The trees Silver Birch, Oak, Sycamore Rowan, Hawthorn and Beach encircled the little wood 6×8 hut, built by means Ruth. Fruit trees blossom,…

Grey Heron Gallery

The coast or lake Pond or river even your garden pond are hunting grounds for the Heron. I first came across the Heron on a river and quickly learned that you don’t get close to an Adult Heron. They have great 👁 so after my first encounter I new it would take skill and good…

Kestrel

Weighing 220grams with a lifespan of 4 years has an old country name Windhover. The Kestrel can keep its head still while it hovers wings beating every so often. This member of the falcon family is an amazing bird of prey to photograph. I rarely see it on my travels and if I do its…

I Have A Seat on an old Bench with Sony

Sun out sun in, Shutter speed up to1/250 then down, ISO 1250 then up to 1600 the Swan signets were busy the Cormorant was less busy today, the Pigeons were all over the place so o tried a different tracking method on my A7r4. I always use Zone and Multi metering so today i had…

A Little Winter Visitor

The west coast of the UK is vast for a human to look at but somewhere in Scandinavia Alaska Greenland or Canada a little Bird thinks of warmer climates. A small white Bunting thinks of its journey to warmer shores its flight so dangerous with storms and hazards along the way. But its little wings…

Britain’s Favourite Bird

The Robin red breast is our little treasure with a population of over 6 million it is written obout appears on Christmas cards in movies. The Robin is friendly but will defend its territory. It sings all year round and sings through the night. If there’s one call I here when I walk in the…

Images 12 months Ago

My first images when i bought the Sony A7r4 and 200-600, little learning to do coming from Canon and Olympus but first impressions told me i had a great combo. It was like a new world images clear and with beautiful colours and mega lots of maga pixels. Yes they were my early pictures and…

Sparrow

We meet again little Sparrow the time I put your food out is here, you wait patiently in the Holly tree sitting on the splintered branch. Your family watch you from my rooftop waiting for the sign, All is clear. The lens cap comes off the power is turned on focus, turn your litte brown…

Young Gulls In action

I cant say enough about the A7r4 from a birding point of view it is a joy to use and the keeper rate is unmatched to any body and Lens i have ever owned. If i miss a couple of images its because of user error, but its just fantastic the way it keeps track…