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…

Spiny Flower Mantis

I’ve recently gained a couple of Mantids, one of which is the Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergii). This is only a 3rd instar nymph at the moment so has some growing to do. It measures approximately 10-12mm in body length and will probably grow to 35-40mm when mature. Today was its’ first photo shoot and…

Another Place

Another Place is the name given to the Gormley sculptures on Crosby Beach, Merseyside. There is a collection of 100 identical statues all facing the sea at different distances from the shoreline. Now, I’ve had a really nice carbon fibre tripod for a few years and it’s had little use, I’ve also got a Hoya…