Sparrowhawk in Bluebells

I spent a couple of afternoons in spring observing and photographing a pair of Sparrowhawks in southern Scotland. The woods were a riot of colour as the spring flowers were in bloom with the bluebells being spectacularly prevalent. The female hawk was particularly compliant and paused on several rocks and trees as it surveyed the…

Combined Athletics, Bedford

I’ve always been keen on sport, having played cricket and squash for many years and since taking up photography I’ve wanted to combine the two. I have photographed quite a few local sports so far but really want to photograph at a higher level within the various disciplines. This year I was fortunate enough to…

Dippers

Dippers are a bird that I have long wanted to photograph but one that I have found difficult to locate or track down, even asking around has brought little success. However an opportunity arose and I jumped at it.Dippers are quite a small, plumpish bird with a small erect tail that live and breed by…

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge built in 1933-37 that links San Francisco with Marin County to the north, costing in excess of $35m at the time. It is an instantly recognised structure around the world and as I was in the area it was on the list of things to photograph, luckily…

Yosemite’s Valley Falls

America’s Yosemite National Park is well known for it’s dramatic, rugged scenery – the mountains, trees and waterfalls that soar far into the skies. Spring is the time to see these waterfalls at their best as the snow on the mountain’s higher reaches begins to melt, filling the falls to the max and creating awe…

First Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds have been on my ‘bucket list’ for quite a while now, in fact for so long that I was beginning to give up hope of ever seeing any. So, here I am in Mariposa, California and the Guest House that we are staying at has hummingbird feeders and… Hummingbirds.These little birds are quite diminutive…

Yosemite and Tunnel View

I know, I know – I said I didn’t do landscapes anymore but when you are in a place such as Yosemite you just have to take some shots. This first shot is the iconic view from the tunnel exit on the way in from the west side. It has been shot many times in…