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Monthly Archives: May 2013

I photographed this rock bunting in Spain during a short photo trip there earlier this year. This colourful little bird was superb to photograph and very confiding and all these images were taken from the car using a 500mm lens wide open for a shallow depth of field. (Nikon D4, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AF-S 1/800 […]

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Just returned from a trip to central Spain where I’d hoped to photograph little bustard and rock thrush, the two target species for the trip, plus many other species of birds and insects I hoped to catch up with as I drove around the backroads with my friend. Because the bustards and the rock thrush […]

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I cobbled together this montage of spring wild flowers taken at the same reserve as the herb paris in the previous post. Here we have early purple orhid, yellow archangel, golidlocks buttercups and bluebells. Again, the overcast light has really helped with the colour saturation.

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Caught up with this superb bunch of Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia) at a small nature reserve near Wetherby today. This is a scarce plant locally and one that I have not photographed before and, for once, the overcast conditions were great for this subject. On dull days, green plants really look saturated in the images […]

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