New Square Greeting Cards


New greeting cards just sent off for printing including 10 new designs! Will be available to buy from next week. Watch this space!
All greeting cards will be square and 148mm in size.

New designs include (from top left to bottom right):

Yacht at Sunrise
European Bee-eaters
Poppies
Great Malvern Priory in snow
Mute Swan with cygnets
Poppies and Cornflowers
Puffin
Robin in snow
Spoonbill
Sunflower
Tawny Owl
Whooper Swan in snow

Please contact me if you are interested.

New Greeting Cards

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Wildlife and Landscape Greeting Cards


I’ve dabbled with handmade greeting cards over the past few years for friends and family but it was about time I started to produce these on a more commercial basis.  Well it’s now happened and the first 10 greeting cards are available to buy directly from myself.  The designs are listed below:

Portraits from left to right:
IBP001 Red Fox
IBP002 Kingfisher
IBP003 Robin
IBP004 Red Kite
IBP005 Red Squirrel
IBP006 Bornean Orangutan

Landscapes from left to right
IBP007 St Michael’s Mount
IBP008 Pink-footed Geese
IBP009 Borneo Sunset
IBP010 Great Malvern Priory

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Details:
Cost: £2.00 plus p&p
The front image is sized A5 (half of an A4)
Printed on thick 300gsm card with a soft silk finish and luxury white envelope.
All cards are left blank inside for your own message.
They are really excellent quality and I’m very proud to add them to my product collection. If you would like to order any of these designs either contact me directly or go to my website in the gallery section under Greeting Cards.

Fox Greeting Card

086/365 Robin in snow Erithacus rubecula


Todays image, number 086, is of a Robin in snow. I would love to see this on the front of a Christmas Card! 😉

Robin, Erithacus rubecula, Norfolk, December, 2010.
Canon 1d mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

Bees, butterflies and rooks.


I’ve always had difficulty with photographing bees but spending any time with any subject will always pay dividends. Sitting next to a Hebe bush for two hours in the neighbours garden photographing the comings and goings of all the insects was amazing.  The amount of insects that were present was varied from really small aphid type species, to hoverflies and to the huge bumblebees.  I created around 600 images of the various species and was very pleased with some of the results.  I’m still going through them, but here are two that have already been processed.    The top one is of a Buff-tailed Bumblebee and the second is a honeybee.  Finding out the species of these bees was a learning curve as didnt realise that there were around 250 species of bee in the UK!! I must read more on these especially as they are in decline and some are even threatened with extinction.  I found out about these species on the Bumbleebee Conservation Trust website which can be found here: http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk/

The next two images were all taken from a local private site that I have access to.  Its an amazing site, with a rich flora and fauna.  I wanted to get some attractive images for cards and calendars so concentrated on this.  The ladybird on a young orchid spike, and the Common Blue butterfly on an ear of grass I thought were particularly suitable. 

Spending all afternoon till sunset at this site enabled me to get images of the local rookery coming into roost.  Although the number of birds at this roost are quite low, it still made for some nice images. A perfect end to the day.

As always, all of my images are for sale, so please contact me if you are interested.