Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
Wing Mosaic (Broad-bodied Chaser): Winner, Nikon In-Frame Competition August 2010

Spoonbill

Spoonbill
Spoonbill: Birdguides Photo of the Year 2012 Runner-up

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Images Rescued From The Darkness of the British Summer - 17th July

These images were taken in the depths of a dark afternoon of cloud and rain at Stocker's Lake in Hertfordshire. Darkening the noisy background avoids the grainy distractions and helps illuminate the subjects to something more acceptable.

One of two Green Woodpeckers which flew up into a tree, briefly joined on this branch by a Great-spotted (unfortunately it wouldn't come into shot):


A young Song Thrush sat on a post:


A young Blackcap briefly moved into view from the cover of some brambles:

Friday, 15 July 2011

Grey Wagtails

Without giving too much away location wise, these Grey Wagtails are unmissable at a site in Herts, almost every other person who walks past notices them.  Clearly not perturbed by close human attention, this is their second brood this year.