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Iceland 2020: The South Coast

April 11, 2021 - I've been enjoying the footage of the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland, and it prompted me to sort out and share the...
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Cow Photos

March 15, 2021 - I think anyone who follows this blog would be aware that I like to photograph cows, and since I have a new photo here, I...
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A Discussion of Photography Competitions

January 25, 2021 - An email drops into my inbox, from a company that used to run a photography competition, to tell me about the exciting n...
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Wintry Arctic Norway

December 07, 2020 - A set of photos from early 2020, from Tromsø and the Lofoten Islands, in Northern Norway. If I'm honest, I'm slightly s...
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Autumn Leaf Photos

November 15, 2020 - So here we are in autumn. It's Lockdown 2.0, and I'm back to photographing leaves. Only this time I started before lockd...
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Autumn Nature Photography

September 06, 2020 - I woke up the other day, and it felt chilly for the first time since winter. Instinctively I felt quite excited. When I...
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Artist Reference Photos

July 19, 2020 - One of the fantastic things about putting photos out to the world is seeing other people's interpretations of them. It's...
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Spring Woodland Photography

June 22, 2020 - What an amazing spring we had this year, and a better opportunity to enjoy it than ever before. At first, photography to...
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The Role of Nature Photography and Environmentalism

May 24, 2020 - I listened to an interview a few weeks ago, with one of my personal inspirations, Chris Packham, on the always excellent...
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Low-Key Nature Photography: Parrot Portraits

April 26, 2020 - Back in January, I was on the train one morning, wondering where to take my series of On Black nature portraits next. Th...
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Wall Art: Bringing The Outside In

March 29, 2020 - This is a subject I started mulling over last summer, and I made some notes at the time. But now feels a more appropriat...
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Low Key Nature Photography: Fluffy Creatures

March 08, 2020 - Ah, the Fluffy Boys edition of my low-light animal portrait series. I don't think I need to say too much here - I'm sure...
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Landscape Photography from The Dolomites

February 08, 2020 - Finally, I'm getting around to sharing my images of The Dolomite mountains. Also known as the 'Italian Alps', the Dolomi...
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Low-Key Nature Photography: Exotic Species

January 12, 2020 - Following on from a previous blog post of low-key owl portraits, here are some more photos shot in low light with Teachi...
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Grey Seal Pups

December 23, 2019 - A visit to a seal colony is one of the highlights of the British wildlife calendar, and having missed the last couple of...
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Low-Key Nature Photography: Owls

December 08, 2019 - It's time for some new low-key portraits! Here are five photos of a Southern White-Faced Owl... He's part of the fa...
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Autumn Woodland Photography 2019

November 24, 2019 - It's National Tree Week! And autumn is undoubtedly my favourite time of year to be in the forest. I know I have more of...
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Red Deer Photography 2019

October 27, 2019 - There's no doubt about it; autumn is the best time of year to photograph deer in the UK. The crisp mornings and misty su...
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Aerial Photography in Greenland

September 01, 2019 - I recently published a blog post of photos taken on my trip to Greenland, in June 2019. Greenland is an amazing country,...
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Greenland 2019: The "See It Before It Melts" Tour

August 11, 2019 - Greenland has been on my radar for a while. I have a real affinity with the north of the planet, and the landscapes & cu...
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10 Years of Photography

July 21, 2019 - It occurred to me recently that having bought my first proper camera in the summer of 2009, it had now been ten years si...
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Blackface Sheep Profile

June 23, 2019 - I have a new photo to share! This is a profile shot of a Blackface sheep. Blackface sheep, usually Scottish Blackface...
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A Brief Elephant Encounter

May 12, 2019 - Elephants are one of my favourite animals. I love the sense of scale and weight which is so evident in the way they move...
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On Black | On White comes to Instagram

April 14, 2019 - I recently rolled out a new stream; OnBlack|OnWhite. For several years now, I've been shooting dark ('low-key') portrai...
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Trekking and Photography: The Laugavegur Trail

February 03, 2019 - I previously shared a post containing the best of my photos from my Laugavegur trail trek. This follow-up post is aimed...
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Photography on the Laugavegur Trail

January 13, 2019 - In search of ever more adventurous photography experiences, I got talking to fellow landscape photographer Elliot Hook a...
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New Photo: Reindeer on White

December 10, 2018 - Announcing a new photo, available to order in print: " Reindeer on White ". I photographed this reindeer in the snow-...
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Local Autumn Photography: Ampthill & Aspley Woods

November 18, 2018 - In Part 1 of this autumn photography series I was up in the Lake District, struggling with wide-angle lenses, but gettin...
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Autumn Landscape Photography in the Lake District

November 11, 2018 - I scampered up to The Lake District recently, to try and catch some autumn colour. To be honest I was hoping for some ni...
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Red Deer Rut 2018

October 28, 2018 - Ah, lovely autumn. Chilly mornings, dew on the grass, golden leaves, and roaring stags. It's my favourite time of year,...
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Tree Photography in the Blue Mountains

September 03, 2018 - This is the final post in my 4-part series sharing the photos from my trip to Australia, in October 2017. I split the wi...
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Lessons from the compositions of Bob Ross paintings

June 11, 2018 - Certainly glad you could join me today. I've mentioned Bob Ross before on this blog. For those unfamiliar, he's an Ameri...
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Wombats of Bendeela - Kangaroo Valley

May 21, 2018 - When we were trying to think of things we'd like to do in Australia, my wife was really keen to see wombats. So we put t...
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Pines in Snow

April 22, 2018 - When we had snow last month, I posted some photos of the black swan on the icy lake, which I photographed during the aft...
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Abisko: Arctic Sweden in Winter

April 10, 2018 - After last year's trip to Finnish Lapland, I was keen to see more of this part of the world. So this year we thought we'...
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Black Swan on Ice

March 18, 2018 - I recently found a lone black swan on a local lake, coinciding with the period of snowfall we had here earlier this mont...
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Portraits of an Australian Icon: Kangaroo

January 14, 2018 - In October 2017 I visited Australia for the first time. I spent three weeks in New South Wales, my time split between fa...
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Snow Deer 2017

December 14, 2017 - We recently had a day of relatively heavy snowfall here. Probably 20 centimetres or so in places - which is a lot for Be...
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Landscape Photography in Finnish Lapland - Part 4: Tunturiaapa Mire

November 25, 2017 - This is part 4 of a 4-part series from my trip to Lapland in February 2017. I had too many photos to share in one post,...
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Landscape Photography in Finnish Lapland - Part 3: Colour

November 18, 2017 - This is part 3 of a 4-part series from my trip to Lapland in February 2017. I had too many photos to share in one post,...
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Landscape Photography in Finnish Lapland - Part 2: Forests

November 11, 2017 - This is part 2 of a 4-part series from my trip to Lapland in February 2017. I had too many photos to share in one post,...
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Landscape Photography in Finnish Lapland - Part 1: Altitude

November 04, 2017 - This is part 1 of a 4-part series from my trip to Lapland in February 2017. I had too many photos to share in one post,...
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Two New Portraits: Swaledale Sheep

October 01, 2017 - My two long-running nature photography projects are High-Key portraits on White & Low-Key portraits on Black, and I'm al...
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Puffin Photos 2017

August 16, 2017 - This was my third trip to Skomer Island, off the Pembrokeshire coast, for a few days of puffin photography (Here's a lin...
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Woodland Bluebells 2017

June 09, 2017 - In 2015 I made numerous visits to photograph our nearby bluebell woodland, and I wrote this blog post to share my favour...
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High-Key Nature Photography

March 19, 2017 - I enjoy producing 'high-key' wildlife portraits, including portraits on white. It's been a style I've been working on si...
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Photographic and Artistic Inspirations

February 26, 2017 - After last month's web-hosting grumble, I wanted to write a positive post this time around. I've been thinking for a whi...
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2017 Calendar

November 10, 2016 - This year's calendar features some of my favourite nature and landscape images from the last 12 months, including some r...
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Red Deer Rut Photos - Woburn 2016

October 31, 2016 - It’s no secret that deer are my favourite subject for local wildlife photography. I’ve accumulated a decent portfolio of...
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Photos from Skuleskogen National Park, on the Swedish High Coast

May 29, 2016 - Skuleskogen National Park is situated in Sweden’s “High Coast” region, about halfway the East Coast, beside the Gulf of...
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A Walk In the Woods

April 18, 2016 - (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE NIFTY FIFTY) I started, like most people, thinking that wide angles are...
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Returning to the Red Squirrels at Forest How

March 17, 2016 - I first visited Forest How in 2014, and I wrote a blog post about that trip here. That contains an introduction to the p...
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Snow Deer 2016

February 09, 2016 - For the first time since 2013, we had snow in Bedfordshire this winter. So I took the opportunity to get out in it, and...
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2015 Review, and Thoughts For 2016

January 01, 2016 - For the last few years, I’ve tried to write a blog post about how my experiences matched my hopes for the year, and what...
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Black and White Nature Photography

December 07, 2015 - At the end of last year, I was thinking about what I’d like to do more of this year, and one big one was to produce more...
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Red Deer Rut Photos – Woburn 2015

October 31, 2015 - I’ve written a few blog posts about deer before: 8 Tips For Photographing Deer Deer Photography In Snowfall Red Deer...
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Wave Photography with a Painterly Feel

October 23, 2015 - I visited Iceland for the second time this year, and on one occasion I was fortunate enough to find stormy conditions on...
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Why Photography?

September 03, 2015 - I just wondered recently, why I take photos, why I put so much time and effort into it, and why I see myself continuing...
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Low Key Wildlife Portraits – Some Of My Favourites

August 24, 2015 - INTRODUCTION For four or five years now, in between more conventional photography, I’ve been working on a sideline proje...
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Brown Bear Photography Trip to Finland

July 08, 2015 - Eastern Finland is considered the best bear viewing, and some say best wildlife experience in Europe. A lot of thought h...
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Bluebell Wood Photography Project

June 05, 2015 - For most of my life, I didn’t realise that bluebell woods are actually quite a British thing. Bluebells are something we...
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Captive Animal Photography – Yorkshire Wildlife Park

May 08, 2015 - This post is a review of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a serie...
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New Prints For The Walls

April 07, 2015 - We’ve recently been decorating at home, and having finished the walls, it was nice to be able to put up some new prints...
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Captive Animal Photography – Marwell Zoo

March 30, 2015 - This post is a review of Marwell Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a series about natu...
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Captive Animal Photography – The British Wildlife Centre

February 27, 2015 - This post is a review of the British Wildlife Centre, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is part of a s...
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Captive Animal Photography – Whipsnade Zoo

January 30, 2015 - This post is a review of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, from the perspective of a photography day-trip, and is the first of a new se...
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2014 Review, and Thoughts For 2015

December 31, 2014 - It’s been a busy year for me. And as December rolls around, I start thinking about where I want to go with my photograph...
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Zoos and Captive Wildlife Photography – Discussion & Tips

November 10, 2014 - As well as spending time with nature in the wild, I also take a lot of photos of animals in zoos and wildlife parks, try...
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Puffin Photography on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

October 16, 2014 - This summer I finally got around to visiting Skomer Island. It’s famous for its seabird colonies, and mostly for its puf...
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Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award 2014

October 13, 2014 - I’m totally thrilled say that I’ve won the Marwell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Award 2014, with the photo below;...
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8 Tips For Photographing Deer

September 01, 2014 - NOTE: This “ 8 Tips For Photographing Deer ” article was originally published in Wildlife Photographic Magazine, Novembe...
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First Hedgehog Photos

May 23, 2014 - Three years ago, I built a hedgehog house, and (more importantly) dug a gap under our garden fence, in the hope of attra...
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Ladybird Macro Photoshoot

May 08, 2014 - A couple of years ago, I took some ladybird photos in our garden, placing them in a red plant pot for an abstract surrou...
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Feature in Photo Technique Magazine

May 03, 2014 - Earlier in the year, Amateur photographer featured an interview with me, about my approach to nature photography. If you...
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Red Squirrel Photography at Forest How Guest House, Cumbria

April 21, 2014 - When we decided we had time to squeeze in a weekend away somewhere this spring, we thought it would be nice to see some...
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Bedfordshire Woodland Photos

March 27, 2014 - A couple of weeks ago, I finally made the time to get out to the woods on a misty morning. We have a few pockets of wood...
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50 Nature & Wildlife Photographers on Flickr

March 04, 2014 - Crazy as it seems, my Flickr account just ticked over one million photo views. That’s staggering really. I don’t read to...
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Interview for Amateur Photographer Magazine

January 28, 2014 - This week’s issue of Amateur Photographer magazine features an in-depth interview with me, on my approach to wildlife po...
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2013 Round-Up & Planning for 2014

January 01, 2014 - This time last year, I wrote about my goals for 2013. So today I’m going to take a look back at them, and see how I thin...
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Landscape Photography In Iceland

October 17, 2013 - I’ll be honest, I was feeling a little sheepish ahead of our trip to Iceland. I’d wanted to visit for years, as traditio...
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How To Build An Insect Hotel In 10 Seconds

September 22, 2013 - Still buoyed with the success of our hedgehog house, and having watched hogs pottering around the garden most evenings t...
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Low-Key Wildlife Portraits – Part 2

August 23, 2013 - INTRODUCTION A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the concept behind my low key, “on-black” photography project....
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Our Hedgehog House Is In Use!

July 18, 2013 - Almost two years ago, I posted a blog about building a hedgehog house for the garden. It’s a really worthwhile thing to...
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Low-Key Wildlife Portraits – Part 1

June 26, 2013 - BACKGROUND When I bought my first dSLR camera I got completely sucked into wildlife photography – specifically the natur...
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Woburn Abbey Cover Photo

April 12, 2013 - I’m thrilled to say that Woburn Abbey are using one of my photos on the cover of their new 2013 visitor leaflet: I was...
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Free Smartphone Wallpaper Downloads – Simplified

April 02, 2013 - I’ve just updated the download method for my free smartphone wallpaper downloads. Last year I made them free, and this...
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Deer Photography In Snowfall

January 31, 2013 - I’ve photographed red deer in the snow before, but I’ve never been out with my camera as the snow is actually falling. N...
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Looking forward to 2013 & more landscape photography

December 30, 2012 - I recently wrote about my enjoyable 2012, and my favourite photos from the year. This time I’m looking forward to 2013,...
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2012 Photography Review

December 27, 2012 - It’s the time of year when everyone is writing reviews of the past 12 months. I’ve been particularly busy this year, so...
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Red Deer Photography at Woburn Deer Park

December 21, 2012 - I live pretty close to Woburn Abbey, and the surrounding Woburn Deer Park is my favourite local spot to spend time outsi...
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Wild Moose Encounter – Jasper National Park

December 10, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. I seriously didn’t expect to see wi...
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Gastown Night Shoot

December 05, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. I usually stick to wildlife and...
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Grizzly Bear Photography, in Bella Coola Valley, British Columbia

November 29, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. It's an understatement to say tha...
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Landscape Photography in Jasper & Banff National Parks, Alberta, Canada

November 19, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. I’m a pessimist, so lets start wi...
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Raccoons of Stanley Park, Vanvcouver

November 04, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. Stanley Park is home to a variety o...
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Beavers in Stanley Park

October 20, 2012 - This post is part of a series about our trip to British Columbia & Alberta, Canada. I really didn’t expect to get to se...
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Bedford Swan Photography

September 06, 2012 - A couple of weeks ago I took another visit to Priory Country Park, in Bedford. I went looking for some more Common Terns...
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Hello Autumn 2012

September 01, 2012 - Well the year is flying by, and already we’re getting into Autumn 2012. I’m looking forward to a packed schedule of wil...
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Common Tern – A Wildlife Photography Challenge

August 20, 2012 - I first noticed the Common Terns in June 2011. I’d never visited Priory Country Park before, and I was just there to see...
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Black And White Nature Photography

July 13, 2012 - Just thought I'd post about one of my favourite subjects; Black & White Nature Photography. On the surface of it, sho...
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F-Stop Nature & Landscape Photo Newsletter

July 03, 2012 - Well, I'm happy to say that I've had four photos published this week by F-Stop, for a nature & landscape edition of thei...
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Creative Ladybird Photography

May 22, 2012 - I finally made the time to photograph some ladybirds from our garden, and I'm so glad I did. I didn't want the "bug on a...
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Wildlife Photography in The Scottish Highlands

May 02, 2012 - This is a quick review of the photo opportunities I managed to find in during my first trip to Scotland, in April 2012....
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Free Smartphone Wallpaper Downloads

April 05, 2012 - I'm trying a new approach with the smartphone wallpapers. There are so many sources of free wallpapers around, and char...
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A weekend in Norfolk - Horsey Seals and Hickling Broad Nature Reserve

March 12, 2012 - This is a trip review of a weekend spent in Norfolk, looking for grey seals and other wildlife around the Norfolk coastl...
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Winter 2011 / 2012 Review

February 29, 2012 - I've been very busy this winter. I started out looking for short-eared owls, back in December. I had one successful day...
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The Raptor Foundation, Cambridgeshire

February 29, 2012 - I recently visited The Raptor Foundation in Cambridgeshire. They're a charity who provide medical care for injured rapto...
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Maternity Ward Wall Prints

February 23, 2012 - I’m really pleased to have a popular photo of mine become part of a new maternity wing of Ikazia Hospital, Rotterdam. I...
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Goodbye Autumn 2011

December 01, 2011 - Since December is here, it’s now officially winter. So I thought I’d take a look back at some favourite photos from a bu...
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Photography in the New Forest

November 15, 2011 - Some location advice, and my trip-report, from a recent visit to the New Forest, in Hampshire.
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