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Monthly Archives: April 2014

The cuckoo is a familiar herald of the British spring time with its loud resonant voice echoing over the woods and fields but in recent years, numbers of this enigmatic bird are in decline. While still numerous in some areas, in many others it is disappearing or has gone from the landscape. Today I was […]

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Just returned from a short break with the family where I managed to get some Yorkshire Dales landscape photography under the belt. The weather was fairly kind with mixed spells of sunshine and high clouds which made for dramatic skies when converted to black and white. There were lots of curlew and lapwing breeding in […]

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I couldn’t resist going back to York again today to have another session with a very obliging pair of great crested grebes that seemed to revel in being photographed and showing off their two chicks! The weather turned out to be superb for the shoot with soft bright sunshine giving a lovely green reflection of […]

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I nipped over to meet with friend and fellow photographer Ian to photograph great crested grebes in York this morning. The tip off of these birds came earlier in the week but today was the first chance we’d both had and typically, the weather was not great compared with the past couple of days. However, […]

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This is a shot of a prehistoric Neolithic burial tomb in faux infra red that I took a while ago in the Dordogne. I used a R72 deep red filter over the lens to capture the upper frequencies normally associated with the infra red spectrum. Using this method, one has to compose and set the […]

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