Saturday, July 4, 2020

Back at Welney Wildfowl Trust

Welney Wildfowl Trust are open for prebooked visits including the hides and summer walk (the cafe remains closed). We enjoyed a visit there on Thursday on a less than ideal cloudy and windy morning but great to see lots of species that we have been missing during lockdown Avocets, House Martins, Little Egret (seen off by Moorhen) and Black-Tailed Godwits. The house Martins and Swallows were busy catching insects etc from the water surface.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Bug's Eye View of My Garden

I wanted to try and portray the feeling of being surrounded by the huge variety of flowers in the garden at the moment, especially in the wildflower areas. Using my favourite legacy Olympus Zuiko 50mm with 16mm extension ring, I shot at F1.8 getting in close amongst the flowers. Here some of the yellow flowers which work well with this soft approach. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Marbled Whites at Wimpole National Trust Estate

Wonderful to see so many Marbled Whites at Wimpole NT Estate yesterday. Every patch of thistles had some feeding along with Small Skippers, Small Heaths, Meadow Browns and Small Whites (also Ringlets)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wimpole Estate Through a Pinhole

Wonderful to be able to walk through the Wimpole Estate again. Here seen through a pinhole - it was quite a gloomy morning but perhaps not quite as foreboding as these images suggest. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Banded Demoiselles and White-legged Damsels

As well as Banded Demoiselles, I caught a few of the White-legged Damselflies in flight. They have very blue eyes. The male Banded Demoiselles sit around on perches or reeds waiting for the females and then they will pounce on her on the water and often look as if they will drown her in their enthusiasm.

Monday, June 29, 2020

High-Contrast IR Cambridge

These are taken with my converted Sony RX100, which works well in high-contrast condition converted to monochrome. I intended to concentrate on shadows but one or two other scenes distracted me like the Cath Kitson empty window. 

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