Light and texture

Autumn for many birds is the season to moult, replacing old worn out feathers after a tough summer of breeding. At this time of year many birds become rather elusive, hiding away whilst they are at this vulnerable stage of life. Whilst there aren’t a great deal of birds around to photograph at the moment,…

A helping hand

I am a great believer that you can find nature everywhere, providing you take the time to look for it. Sometimes however nature quite literally turns up on your doorstep, like this minuscule damselfly which found itself trapped inside my front porch a few days ago. It was a blue-tailed damselfly, a common species which…

A day out at Trentham Gardens

A couple of weeks ago, during our recent half term break we decided to take a trip out to Trentham Gardens in Stoke on Trent. This large estate of over 300 acres was the seat of Trentham hall, a grand country house built in the 1800s. Now the hall itself lies in ruin, but the…

Love Your Pet Day

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, celebrating the love we have for our furry friends! What better day then to share some photos of my own pets who are always happy to pose for the camera (with occasional bribery). Here is a brief introduction to them all: Cali Age: 8 years Likes: Dressing gowns,…

Wagtail reflection

There was very little to see or photograph this morning however I was able to get this rather lovely shot, as a female Pied Wagtail hunted for insects at the waters edge. By waiting patiently for her to wander into the right spot, I was also able to capture her reflection rippling in the water…

Shades of grey

Whilst pigeons may not be everyone’s cup of tea there’s no denying that they do have a certain beauty, if you take the time to appreciate it. With iridescent necks, beady red eyes and an assortment of plumage patterns and colours what is not to like? ‚ÄčThis particular flock live and roost not far from…