Arty Mantids

Just a quick post to show some new photos of a couple of my Mantids in a more artistic way than is usual. I decided to venture away from creating shots that look and feel as though they were taken in the wild to something a little more contrived, colourful and maybe, a bit different.…

Peregrine Falcon

A recent shoot of a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) produced some striking images of this predator as it plucked a victim with feathers strewn around the carcass. The schedule 1 listed bird of prey has been struggling over recent decades due to illegal persecution by some people associated with the game bird industry with number…

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…