Here is a diary of my wildlife photography. I also keep a catalogue of my favourite/best images on a Pbase website, see the link, below right. I currently use a Nikon D200 and Sigma 80-400mm OS and 105mm macro lenses and a Nikkor 18-70mm. I also do a bit of digiscoping with a Contax U4R and a Leica Televid 77. All the photographs on this Site (and my PBase site) are available to purchase so please contact me on the email address detailed in my profile if you like anything. I hope you enjoy.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
A visit to North Wales this weekend meant a trip to Cemlyn, Anglesey to get some photos of the terns. Although I missed the possible Cayenne Tern and the Roseate Terns, the Arctics were on good form and a few shots are posted above and a load more can be seen on my pbase website (www.pbase.com/latho).
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Lesser Emperor (dead specimen - probably only 3rd record for Lincolnshire)
The real highlight for today was that I managed to catch up with the Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Whisby. This site has held the first three records for Lincolnshire since last Saturday afternoon! I managed to catch up with the male on Willow Walk, the only remaining live specimen. Whilst it wasnt photographable, it certainly was a very impressive dragonfly with the pale blue band at the top of the abdmoen being visible at long range. Grahame Hopwood, the reserve warden, also showed me the dead specimen which had been brought in earlier in the week, which represented the third record. By now, however, the specimen has lost all its colour as can be seen in the photo above. Some shots of Common Blue Damselflies are posted above and an ovipositing Emperor Dragonfly being harassed by a Common Blue - this shot was taken with my 80-400mm @ 400mm hence the poor quality.