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

Gulls in flight.

Over the last decade I’ve been taking my camera to the river Stour, which runs through the nearby town of Blandford Forum, to capture images of the local gulls in flight. I’ve always loved birds and birdwatching and am fascinated by flight. Capturing the birds in slow motion using long hand held exposures transforms the … More Gulls in flight.

Murmuration

I visited Ibsley near Blashford Lakes in Hampshire on Sunday with my dear friend Amanda to watch one of my favourite natural spectacles, a starling murmuration. We were treated to a breath taking display and the exhileration of small groups of birds flying just over our heads to join the large murmuration which was dancing … More Murmuration