It’s always a great feeling when you see your images in print but even better when they are used as a front cover! The British Birds journal has used my Stonechat image for their May issue. This is such a great informative journal on all things avian and is a must read for any one with an interest. For more information on the contents of this issue click here: http://www.britishbirds.co.uk/article/british-birds-may-2015/
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I have just finished an article on how I photographed a pair of Black Redstarts in a Hungarian garden in June. Lots of information and details included for those who are interesting in setting something like this up from start to finish.
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How to photograph Black Redstart
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Photographing butterflies is always better when they are less active. Choosing a cool summer morning was the best to photograph this Marbled White butterfly as it was still roosting on this Plantain seed head. The temperature had dropped below the dew point overnight causing the small droplets of water to form along the antennas of this individual.
Marbled White, Melanargia galathea, Worcestershire, July, 2011.
Whilst waiting for bee-eaters to land on a perch in front of the hide, a Little Owl surprised me by landing on it instead. A little squeak from myself got it looking straight down the barrel of my lens, but it soon lost interest when it realised I wasn’t food. Great to see it at short range.
Little Owl, Athena noctua, Hungary, July, 2013
Canon 5D3 with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS with 1.4xIII converter. 1/250s at f/5.6 at ISO1250.
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I’m editing images from the last session in the Brambling garden. No matter what you do some photographs just don’t go to plan. Regardless of where I placed perches next to feeders I just couldn’t get these Siskins to land on them. I had to get what I could so photographed them from a low level viewpoint as they fed on spilt seed from the feeders on the ground. Still a nice perspective and a few new images added to the database of this attractive little species.
Siskin, Carduelis spinus.
Canon 5D3 with Canon 500mm f/4L lens and Canon 1.4x III converter
I’m feeling generous so heres another image from the session. Another Goldfinch…
Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis.
Canon 5D3 with Canon 500mm f/4L lens and Canon 25mm extension tube.