Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Butterflies and Demoiselles

Just some pics taken at the fields I was describing in my last post. quite a few Butterflies showing, plus loads of Demoiselles. The first pic of the Ringlet was taken looking through the long grasses, trying to achieve something a little different.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Slightly Different

Went for a walk along the River Arrow towards Studley yesterday, I saw a couple of kingfishers but not close enough to attempt taking any photos. A bit further along I came to a couple of fields that look as though they have been set aside, allowing them to become like meadows I suppose. Lots of butterflies and Damselflies were showing, but after looking at Jodie Randalls website again (see link on right of page ) I thought I would attempt some slightly different pics of plants with blurred backgrounds or foregrounds. So here are some of my attempts, I know what I am trying to achieve and I am not even close yet, but I will have fun trying.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Warm Weather

This recent warm weather has seen all the Fish in the River Arrow move up into the higher layers, or onto the shallows making them much more visible. The majority of the fish are either Chub And Dace, but I did manage to find some Perch yesterday unfortunately I was unable to get any decent pics, mainly due to a lack of polarizing filter for the lens I was using. Did manage this pic of a Chub, that was high in the water. On reaching the wildlife reserve pond, I was in for a surprise with this small Common Carp basking in the edge, I had no idea there was anything like this in the pond. The other pics of the Banded Demoiselle, and the Campion were taken around the edge of the pond. It looks like I am going to have to buy a polarizing filter for my lens if I am going to get some better pics of the fish