Sunday, August 31, 2008

View of Antisana Volcano Ecuador

Taken from nearly 15,000 feet on a beautiful sunny but icy morning. Good day for a brisk walk but at that altitude everything had to be done more slowly.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back from Ecuador

Back from a week photographing birds - mainly hummingbirds in Ecuador.

This one is called Shining sunbeam which seems a reasonable name for a bright orange bird.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wedding Photographs

Two 'anonymous' images from recent wedding at Downing College Cambridge - great location

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Abandonned Cemetery

Found this old cemetery near Kings Lynn - hoping to get back in winter when easier to see all the old graves

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dragonflies from Fen Drayton Pits

Picture taken on CCC Nature Group outing to Fen Drayton Pits.
Liked the colours but impossible to get front wings in focus.

They liked the metal rails and I got very close to the one below

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Harvest Time in Toft

Wonderful sunset tonight as storm clouds approached from the Southeast. Combine harvester worked continuously into the night to get the wheat cut before the rain comes. Rainbow appeared opposite the sun as it approached the horizon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Great Spotted Woodpeckers

A young great spotted woodpecker being fed peanuts by its parent.
Only the young woodpeckers have the red head.

Study of Swan Take Off

Seven frames taken as Mute Swan took off - all it needs is the sound track.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Two Gannet Images

These are two images from a recent trip to Bass Rock in Scotland to observe the Gannet Colony. There are 50,000 breeding pairs on the rock and almost as many non-breeding pairs.
This is one of my favourites as it shows all the stages of gannets diving for fish. It was taken from the fishing boat taking us to the island after fish had been thrown overboard.

It was a windy day so the gannets coming into land hovered in the updraft allowing some good shots of their flying techniques.
I am in the process of revamping my website and these and more images from the trip will appear in due course!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Two Enthusiasts

Taken at Steam and Crafts Fair at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket.

Great trade in bottles of Brasso.

This man is obviously contemplating the enormous task ahead of getting all the brasses polished.

Here the job on another machine is nearly done and ready for the parade

Friday, August 8, 2008

Rocks, seaweed and feather

The rocks were taken in the rain on Dunbar beach, Scotland. I was attracted by the purple, ochre and grey colours that became vibrant in the wet conditions.

Recalling the Beatles Abbey Road

Taken in the snow on Silver Street Cambridge not Abbey Road and they didn't get the strides quite right

Kids in Dublin having fun

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Like Mother Like Son

Two images today of race horses trying to capture their incredible movement. The first taken at a Stud in Newmarket and the second at Huntingdon Races.

Hoof-Eye View of the Race

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Signs of Summer

Three young swallows who were raised in our garage and decided the old cricket bat was a perfect perch.

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