Le Weekend

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Last weekend’s photography started early Saturday morning. My friends, who know I am not an early riser, will be surprised that I was up just after 5 am and on the road, with two photographer friends, by 6 am. Our destination…the RSPB reserve at … Read more…

Birds May 2016 Pikelow Farm

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Nature photography is becoming addictive. This could be my last visit to the hide at Pikelow for a while…as there should be plenty of insects around in the next few weeks to occupy my lens and my time…while many of the birds will undergo their … Read more…

Birds March 2016

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Yesterday was the first really good sunny day for some time, so a friend and I set off for our favourite bird hide to photograph some small birds. I really enjoy watching them and the photography is a bonus. The birds don’t hang around for … Read more…

Insects

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It’s July already and days to be out photographing insects have been few and disappointingly cold! However, with the warmer weather, damselflies and dragonflies are on the wing and butterflies are in evidence. I took the following photographs on a couple of afternoon outings the end of … Read more…

Southport Open Exhibition of Photography

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Southport Exhibition of Photography 2015 This year, Southport Photographic Society are celebrating their 68th Annual Open Exhibition of Photography, run under the auspices of the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions). I feel that I have had a great affinity for Southport Photographic Society for many … Read more…

Review of the Marumi DHG Achromat Macro 330 (+3) Close-up Lens

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At the time of writing, I have had the use of a Marumi Achromat Close-up 330 (+3) supplementary lens for about a month for photographing insects in the field and, with practice, my close ups of insects are improving. Why use a close up supplementary … Read more…