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…

In Search of Dragons

I spent half a day at Brockholes nature reserve where the intention was to find and photograph a number of species of Dragonflies that inhabit the reserve. I had spoken to a couple of people on the reserve Facebook page and was given some good, detailed information so I created myself a map and off…

Harvest Mice

I spent a few hours with Mike Hudson in his barn with a collection of Harvest mice. These tiny little creatures are incredibly difficult to photograph in the wild so using a captive subject was probably the only way I was going to photograph these animals. Mike collected a selection of wild props to use…

Bugs and Butterflies

Another wander with the macro lens, this time in Marble Quarry at Slack Head nr Milnthorpe. I went in search of the miniature critters of this world and it took me a while to tune into their micro world and find where they were hiding. It’s a different world to ours where things are easy…

Autumn Fruits

Had a little woodland stroll this afternoon and took just the one lens – my 100mm macro. I wanted to capture the flavour of Autumn then I took it literally and started looking for the fruits, fungi and other foodstuff that will be gathered up to get the local wildlife through their winter. Below is…