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  1. The B of the Bang…

    Date 04 Oct 2017
    Occasionally, I feel strangely compelled to post about a photo that didn’t quite go my way; one that won’t appear in the galleries.  This is such an occasion.  While sorting through photos of cheetahs from our Kenya trip, this photo caught my attention.  No, it’s not a great image in itself.  It’s a bit too…

  2. Under Kenyan Skies - New Journey

    Date 01 Oct 2017
    I’ve just returned from a two week trip to Kenya.  We safaried through three distinct parts of the country.  We started in the middle/northern part of the Kenya in the Matthews Mountains of Samburu county, then moved South West a bit to the high plateau country of Laikipia and, finally, we travelled down to…

  3. A scruffy youngster

    Date 28 Aug 2017
    Herons are striking and usually elegant birds with trailing and contrasting plumage.  Consequently, there must be some mother that must be a bit ashamed as to how this juvenile went out into the world this year.  Sure, it has got the right heron attitude of general and menacing distain but it is a bit shoddily turned out.  More punk than…

  4. Of Kayaks and Kingfishers

    Date 26 Aug 2017
    From a few of the more recent posts, you might gather that I’ve been photographing quietly from a kayak I modified for the purpose.  Now, I’m a long time kayaker and one of the joys of the sport is seeing wildlife while paddling.  Sometimes that’s on remote Welsh rivers, sometimes…

  5. New Great Crested Grebes and a Heron

    Date 20 Aug 2017
    Having acquired a new (old and decidedly second hand really) kayak recently and kitted it out a bit for photography I managed to get out a few time on a lake (‘flash’) on our local canal.  I’ve spent some ‘quality time’ drifting about quietly near a family of Great Crested Grebes (a…

  6. Summer swallows

    Date 13 Aug 2017
    I was out on our local canal today.  More precisely on one of the ‘flashes’, with my camera.  (A flash, on our canal at least, is an area of open water or a small lake through which the canal passes.)   There were quite a lot of swallows around and I realised…

  7. Early harvest bounty

    Date 29 Jul 2017
    The harvest time seems to be coming in early this year.  It’s not even the end of July, yet I’ve been seeing ripe blackberries on brambles for a couple of weeks and here is a photo of ripening and ripe elderberries.  Not so many of the ripe elderberries can be seen because…

  8. A ‘banded young lady’…

    Date 21 Jul 2017
    Granted, that title just doesn’t seem quite right.  Nevertheless, it stands because I posted about a ‘beautiful young lady’ (Beautiful Demoiselle) a couple of weeks back.  This one is the other Demoiselle damselfly we get in the UK; the Banded Demoiselle.  Fairly obviously the ‘banded’ relates to the dark band across the wing…

  9. Kestrels - But in Guernsey?

    Date 17 Jul 2017
    If you scan back in my blog, you will find I’ve been trying to take some images of kestrels in my local area (Hampshire).  Unfortunately this has been a difficult gig for the reasons I’ve related in those posts. Consequently, I haven’t been wholly happy with the results so far.  …

  10. Damselflies Mating

    Date 12 Jul 2017
    I’ve just added a new collection here featuring our Common Blue Damselfly exclusively in the act of mating and egg-laying.  These were all taken one languid afternoon last week at the same spot on our local canal.  I trust you enjoy.