Banishing The Winter Blues

Yesterday was definitely one of those days when, despite the lack of daylight, despite the cold, I just had to get out into a natural environment or go mad! The New Forest seemed an obvious choice and I was disappointed! Very, very few people and […]

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The Magic Of The Marshes

One of two Little Egrets I saw. Dark-Bellied Brent Geese in flight Thursday – Despite an early morning temperature of -7C I ventured down to Farlington Marshes on the Hampshire coast. Mercifully, there was barely a breath of wind, not a cloud in the sky […]

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Up Close & Impersonal

Decided to test out my new auto extension tubes and focussing rail today! Great fun, BUT you don’t half need a steady hand! It’s great getting in real close. Fascinating. But trying to adjust focus is a real challenge. Trouble is I don’t have the steadiest […]

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The Fuchsia’s Bright

Well purple and mauve in this case! I’ve got a whole raft of Fuchsias still flowering. They didn’t even shed their leaves last winter due to the mild temperatures. Something I’ve never experienced before. This one is my favourite colour combination so it got centre […]

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Autumn Colours Are Here At Last!

At last, the leaves have started to turn this week, here in southern Hampshire, and stunning they are too! The first image is of a large-leafed climber that cloaks our garage. The range of colours in these large leaves is amazing. Sadly they drop quite quickly […]

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Hanging Out In Forests!

On Wednesday I spent some time in the New Forest with my wife and grandson. In between bridge building with the little fella I managed to sneak some exposures of Fallow Deer bucks. What stunning antlers! I notice the velvets gone now. Yesterday, we went […]

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Wildlife Large And Small

  I managed to get within about 50 metres of a small herd of Fallow Deer in the New Forest, recently. Despite it being a very busy spot, the deer don’t mind hanging out and grazing with the ponies and cattle during the day….unless you […]

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Wheels & Spokes

Ever since I was a toddler, I’ve owned a tricycle or bicycle of some sort. Yes, really, I was born after the invention of the modern bicycle! I’ve always been fascinated by them too. I appreciate what you can do with them. For the same energy expenditure, […]

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Bluebells – Photography Cliche?

The last two days are the first to have convinced me that Spring has truly sprung. So it was off to the nearest bluebell wood to check them out. It was good timing as some of them are starting to deteriorate. However, the majority are in prime […]

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Human Ingenuity

It’s May Bank Holiday, unpromising weather and we have our grandson to entertain! Easily done, he loves visiting Milestones Museum, Basingstoke and I want to try out my new camera…. Yes, on Saturday I could be seen in London Camera Exchange, Civic Centre Southampton branch, trading […]

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