Great Grey Owl

I’ve always been a sucker for Birds of Prey, and Owls in particular, so when I got the chance to photograph this species I jumped at the chance. The Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosi) is a large bird – the longest in length – and primarily inhabits areas of the cooler northern hemisphere.I shot this…

I Just Don’t Do ‘Scapes Anymore!

When I started out on my photographic journey local landscapes were a significant part of my emerging portfolio. Later after I retired from my underwhelming sporting activities I began taking regular trips to the Cumbrian Lake District, combining walks on the fells with more landscape photography. Nowadays however, I rarely take any ‘scapes despite loving…

Favourite 5 – 2018

Below are my personal five favourite images from 2018. I had a fairly quiet year photographically but still managed a bit of variation in what I produced so better get planning for a more active 2019.

Izzy and the Christmas Hat

My daughter asked to make some mono images of granddaughter Izzy with a Santa hat on and showed me the type of image that she liked. It was colour popped ! So we set up an impromptu studio with a single Speedlight plus brolly and off we went. As with most baby and toddler shot…

Leyland Exhibition Winner

Leyland Photographic Society hold an annual print exhibition which is open to eight central Lancashire clubs only. This is great little exhibition which I look out for each year and often I receive Commended or Highly Commended awards which are always very welcome. The exhibition of prints and the award ceremony are held in a…

Orchid Mantis

This is my Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) which is now approximately 4 months old and growing quite nicely. She originates from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia and is one of several species known as ‘flower mantises‘ from their resemblance and behaviour. She is currently fairly white in colour but will start to adopt shades…