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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Yorkshire butterflies seem to have done very well over the past couple of years and none more so than dark green fritillary which is continuing to expand it’s range in the county. I caught up with these butterflies again today at Brockadale where I had been led to believe they were just about over. Yes […]

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Never thought I’d photograph common lizard in West Yorkshire, especially so close to home, but today at Brockadale I did just that! I came across a small pile of rocks and found a colony of lizards basking there. In all I had three adults and a whole raft of baby lizards. I didn’t have long […]

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Today I went out to do some macro photograhy, specifically dragonflies in Yorkshire. The heat was tremendous as we stood on the edge of the pond watching black-tailed skimmers, four spotted chaser, brown hawker and emperor dragonflies hawking over the water. In the reeds close to shore were lots of damselflies and, patrolling the rough […]

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The cloudy start to the day soon gave way to scorching summer sun making the butterfly photography at Brockadale very hard work by mid-afternoon. I’d hoped the overcast conditions would have been ideal and allowed me to get some images of those high speed flyers – dark green fritillaries. The hot sun put paid to […]

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Today I  ran a wildlife photography workshop at Anglers Country Park near Wakefield. The workshop consisted of a couple of hours of theory looking at gear, exploring advantages of certain types of lenses and cameras as well as looking at the fundamentals of composition and depth of field. Following the classroom session, we went outside […]

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