Friday, August 18, 2017

Infrared Sidgwick Site Cambridge

With the bright light yesterday, I thought it time for an outing for my infrared camera. Started in the Sidgwick site in Cambridge. The images show the variation in colour you get with even small changes to position and light values. I particularly liked the tones and detail on the Lambretta which was pale blue!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Insects from Titchwell RSPB

It was very windy for all of our visit to Norfolk last week so insect photography took a back seat but here are a fewthat I did manage. The Twin-lobed Deer Fly has these amazing green eyes and very sharp mouthparts as I discovered.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waders from Our North Norfolk Trip

Athough not quite wader migration peak time yet, there were plenty of waders around. Some were still in summer plumage and some already moulted to the winter costumes. The Black-tailed Godwits were mixed flocks of summer and winter plumage. Other species here - Redshank, Turnstone, Dunlin, Knot, Oyster Catcher, Lapwing and Avocet. Adult moulting and juvenile Black-headed Gull complete the set.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hoverfly Interlude

Busy with Camera Club and domestic tasks at the moment so a few hoverfly images from recent weeks, especially as my valued flash gun friend is having to go back for inspection.  - I have set myself to learn to identify British species but I also enjoy the amazing variety of these flies from Hornet mimics to solitary wasp mimics

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flight of the Spoonbills and Kestrel at Titchwell RSPB

The spoonbills had short periods of activity on both our recent visits to Titchwell so a couple of shots of this bird - a great subject for flight photography. 
There was a pair of Kestrels very active catching voles along the Meadow trail to the East Bank. I watched this one hover, swoop and then carry away vole to an adjacent tree.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What a Privilege - Close Up with a Bittern at Lakenheath RSPB

Yesterday was one of those moments - a Bittern came out of the reeds close to us at Lakenheath and proceeded to catch tiny fish for almost half an hour. There were close reeds that blocked the view but these parted in the wind and gave lots of opportunities for close-up views as it fished to right and left. Even caught a fish going down the enormous gape and the unexpectedly mobile tongue

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so