The thaw

Another winter’s day and another glorious frosty morning! I had hoped to capture some photographs of the birds among the frost, something I have attempted and failed at several times before. Unfortunately, as is often the case in wildlife photography, my plans did not quite work out once again! It wasn’t until the sun was…

Plunging temperatures

Yesterday was the coldest night of the year so far. Here on the Welsh coast in Aberystwyth we are protected from much of the coldest weather by a warming breeze coming from the sea, even so last night’s temperatures plunged to well below zero. Beneath a clear cloudless sky the scene was set for a…

A frosty start…

Whilst I am not a fan of the long, dark & cold days of winter I do love those occasional bright mornings where the sun is shining yet the air is still bitingly cold. It is both invigorating and beautiful and creates the perfect conditions for frost to form. As the ground temperature drops below…

Season of change

Today marks the Spring Equinox, officially the first day of spring and where both day and night are equal 12 hours in length. In contrast to yesterday’s icy chill, today is much more pleasant and for the first time, it really does feel as though Spring is in the air. Rather than venture down into…

Spring Freeze

It is now the beginning of March with the promise of Spring just around the corner, but you could be forgiven for thinking we are still in the very depths of winter, with temperatures plummeting into sub zero figures and snow and ice covering much of the country. Whilst times are tough for us, with…

Snow day

This morning we awoke to an unusual sighting here on the Welsh coast as several inches of snow had fallen and settled overnight as the temperature plummeted. We haven’t had snow for several years so I was keen to make the most of it before it melted away. With the snowflakes still falling outside, I…

The art of nature

Another bright morning, but this time the air was bitingly cold and the ground crunched underfoot. A sharp drop in temperatures overnight had caused a blanket of frost to emerge. Aside from birds, frost is certainly one of my favourite things to photograph. I find it fascinating hunting the undergrowth for the different shapes and…

Bluebell invasion

As the daffodils that welcomed in the Spring are now beginning to wither they are replaced by a carpet of vibrant violet-blue as the bluebells begin their annual takeover of our parks & woodlands. Here in Aberystwyth there are several locations you can find these beautiful spring blooms including along the edges of Plasgruc ditch,…

A burst of colour

Who doesn’t love seeing the Daffodils emerge each Spring? These tall, instantly recognisable flowers appear, as if out of nowhere over just a few short weeks, transforming the bare landscape into a carpet of yellow. Their tall, cheery presence a comforting reminder that the cold, dark days of winter will soon be behind us… “A…

Cold feet

With the temperature hovering just a couple of degrees above freezing and clear skies, yesterday we were guaranteed a frosty start. Whilst it wasn’t quite as thick and dazzling a frost as that of a few weeks ago it was nevertheless worth getting up a little earlier with camera in hand. Rather than focus on…

Crocus flowers

Crocus flowers emerging from the ground at Plascrug ditch on this beautiful sunny morning, a sure sign that Spring is in the air! — All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography 2016 © http://www.greyfeatherphotography.com If you like what you see, you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram (@greyfeatherphotography) to see my latest photographs. Hit the little ‘follow’…

Numb fingers

All winter I have been waiting for a good frost and this morning it finally arrived! It was a lovely crisp day, and the early morning sunshine made the icy ground sparkle with colour – perfect conditions for some frosty photographs. These were taken with my Canon EOS 70D 17-35mm lens + macro extension tubes….