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
Great Malvern Priory in snow
Mute Swan with cygnets
Poppies and Cornflowers
Robin in snow
Tawny Owl
Whooper Swan in snow

Please contact me if you are interested.

New Greeting Cards

208/365 Bee-eater Merops apiaster

New locations always throw up difficulties and this new Bee-eater colony was no exception. A few sessions here provided some nice results and I can’t want to try out some new ideas next year. Here’s a pair in the last rays of the sun.
European Bee-eater, Merops apiaster, Hungary, 2013.

208/365 Bee-eater

137/365 Bee-eater

Im my opinion, next to Kingfisher, the Bee-eater has got to be the most colourful bird in Europe.  They are absolutely stunning and the noise they make is superb.  It was around 35c  whilst I was taking these images and as a result this bird is panting. They breathing very quickly to pass cooler air through the lungs to cool them down.

Bee-eater, Merops apiaster, Pusztaszer, Hungary, June, 2012.
Canon 1d MKIV with Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS II and Canon 1.4x III teleconverter.