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Not soon coming to a bookshop near you……….

Earlier this year I wrote about a number of disappointments I had had as a photographer during the previous twelve months (see this post). At the time I wasn’t sure if I should be blogging about my failures but they … Continue reading

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Putting the environment back into farming.

One result of Brexit is that the UK will be leaving the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU’s farming support programme. This, it is argued, has been responsible for much of the loss of biodiversity that has been evident over the … Continue reading

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Photography on the fly.

We’re well into autumn now and I recently decided I needed some photographs of that spectacular fungus, the fly agaric. I was up in north Wales for a couple of days, and a mixed forecast suggested I might get some … Continue reading

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Dicing with death (part 2)

Another recent trip took me up to north Wales. I walked up on to Conway Mountain (Mynydd-y-dref) one morning and found the prospects so promising that in the afternoon I made a repeat visit. I have good memories of Conway … Continue reading

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Dicing with death (part 1)

I’ve always said that August is one of my favourite months for landscape photography and nothing I have seen this year will make me change my mind. It’s just a pity the weather in August seems so consistently bad. I … Continue reading

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A sad day.

August 7th was a sad day. We had been fighting to save our ash tree for more than ten years and on that day we finally lost the battle. We bought the house in 2006 and it felt like a … Continue reading

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The perils of using an ND filter.

In October last year (see this post) I wrote about using a ten-stop neutral density filter at a rather surreal stretch of coastline near Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula. As waves came in I used exposures of several seconds to … Continue reading

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….. and later that same morning……….

Having exhausted most of the wood warbler possibilities¬†(see previous post) and with over 400 images to examine and process, my mind turned to other things. It was still early in the morning and just a few miles away it would … Continue reading

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Spirit of the woodland.

The wood warbler has always been a special bird for me. I recall an early May morning at Ynyshir reserve when a wood warbler would perch on a the end of low branch and sing its gorgeous song. Its whole … Continue reading

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Help! Am a turning into a twitcher?

Earlier this week I headed down to Kidwelly near Carmarthen. Having arrived there I checked the Pembs Bird Blog – as I regularly do – to find that a green heron had been found near Narberth, only about 25 miles … Continue reading

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