Whilst I’ve been busy with non-photography projects and time behind the camera has been limited I decided to try bit of classic backyard bird photography. It’s often said you can make the best images close to home so I decided to try and capture some new images of the starlings that visit everyday, lured by the fruit trees in my garden. Here’s a couple of initial results, a portrait and a group action shot.
It’s often said that you don’t need to venture far from home to photograph interesting wildlife and this story is a case in point. Returning from a long day shooting out in the forest I was walking up my garden path when I noticed an almighty tussle occuring between two small birds just a few feet from the house.
In April 2014 I took some time away from my usual surroundings in the New Forest to make a short trip to Lisbon, a city I’ve long wanted to visit. It’s sometimes referred to as the “City of White Light” and I’ve seen enough images from my friends, fellow photographers and Lisbon residents João Almeida and Ruben Vicente to make me want to experience its culture and people for myself.
What more glorious sight is there in the English countryside around Easter than a carpet of bluebells in a woodland glade on a sunny day? Bluebell woods are more common in the UK than anywhere else in Europe and they especially thrive in ancient woodland, which of course the New Forest has plenty of!