Water lilies

November finds us in another lockdown and the weather is wet and dull outside, so to cheer myself up I’ve been losing myself in photo editing. I’d taken a few images of water lilies in the last few weeks and they’ve formed the basis of this series. I love the shapes of the lily leaves, … More Water lilies

Murmuration

I began this series of images in January, after visiting a starling murmuration at Blashford Lakes in Hampshire. It is created using multiple exposures, often combining ICM photography with static images. I started by combining images of the wetland habitat with images of the birds, but then the project expanded and I included textures, details … More Murmuration

Spider web

This morning whilst walking in the woods looking for porcelain fungi, my attention was drawn to a spider web in the branches of a veteran beech tree. Shooting hand held into the light with a macro lens I captured these images.

Wild orchids

I’ve always loved wild orchids, and living in Dorset I’m able to visit many species all growing within a few miles of my home. During the spring and summer these flowers appear on the chalk downs, in woods and meadows, pastures, dunes, roadside verges, bogs and heaths and some in unmown gardens and brown field … More Wild orchids

UK Fungus Day

To celebrate UK fungus day, which happens on the weekend of the 3rd / 4th Octber this year, I have gathered up a collection of images of some of the fungi I have encountered in the local woods. I hope you might enjoy viewing them. I haven’t been able to identify all the species in … More UK Fungus Day

Foxgloves

As I sit here and the rain lashes against the window panes I am casting my mind back to the long hot days of the summer and the beauty of the foxgloves that greated me on walks on the downs and in the woods. So I thought I would create a post this week about … More Foxgloves

Autumn colour

As September draws to a close and with the equinox just behind us, the days are becoming shorter. It is now that the leaves on the deciduous trees are about to show us all how beautiful the act of letting go can be. As they transform from verdant greens to their autumn hues and fall … More Autumn colour

Porcelain fungus

At this time of year, one of my favourite subjects to encounter and to photograph are fungi. Its hard not to be transported into a fairytale world on meeting the fruiting bodies of fungi, which in some cases can appear overnight. I visit a few favourite patches locally where I know I will encounter parasols, … More Porcelain fungus

Greater stitchwort

To celebrate having the image below shortlisted in the Plants and Fungi category of CUPOTY 02, I’ve put together this little collection of images of Greater stitchwort, Stellaria holostea, one of my favourite spring flowers. All of these images were taken on walks around the village. The flowers are common in the verges, woodland rides … More Greater stitchwort