Busy little bee….

November 17th, 2015 by

Been a few weeks since any updates but that’s not because I’ve been slacking, honest! I’ve signed up as a volunteer with Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT) and as a result I’ve been involved in a few projects with them. (more…)

Risley Moss Nature Reserve

August 19th, 2015 by

Located in Warrington, this is about 40mins drive from where I live. I decided to pay it a visit as a recce for an upcoming Royal Photographic Society meet next month. I arrived around 10am equipped with basically every lens I had to cover all possibilities open to me. That means the 18-55mm, 70-200 ED f2.8VR and the 105mm macro along with the TC 17E-II teleconverter and of course my trusty Nikon D200 camera. (more…)

While I was away..

June 23rd, 2015 by

Menorca is a place we have visited many times and in particular Arenal d’en castell which is a beautiful bay on the north eastern part of the island.   (more…)

You don’t have to look far for really good wildlife subjects

June 1st, 2015 by

There was a time when I’d drool with envy at the variety of wildlife photographs taken by photographers. I would dream of going to exotic places and taking those ‘once in a lifetime’ images we all dream about. After a while I realised that all I was doing was neglecting the wonderful wildlife I have on my doorstep and literally take for granted. (more…)

Citizen Science

May 16th, 2015 by

This is a new term for me. I first came across it on Twitter when @NearbyWild made reference to the term during a conversation. I had to Google it to find out the meaning. On Wikipedia it is defined as:

Citizen science (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists.


Nature never fails to impress

April 28th, 2015 by

It’s funny how things work out. This morning I set out to try and get some shots of chicks at a local pond and ended up with much more. Yes, of course I got to take some  nice images but I also got that warm fuzzy feeling when you witness something remarkable.  I got to the waterside around 6.30am and as sometimes happens your approach ends up being right where your target is and they see you first and all hell breaks loose. Read more