Before heading to Derbyshire for the summer to work as an Ecological Consultant learning to survey bats and habitats, and to write up technical reports, I spent a lot of time just with the birds in my Highland garden. By “a lot of time” I mean months. Primarily January through to April, during the coldestContinue reading “Hope is the thing with feathers”
At the end of September I started a Masters course in Biological Photography and Imaging.
“I found a new hide yesterday. Great little find nearby, with so many species frequenting the feeders…”
I took the new (second-hand) lens out into the garden to try to capture a closer shot of the moon…
“So I started editing a bit to give my macro plant images a bit more character and unique quality. I liked the idea of toning everything down into moody blues and greys.”
“I never liked dahlias when I was studying horticulture at Royal Horticultural Society levels and learning all the plant names. I found them blousy and showy and over-the-top – not subtle in any way, unlike my favoured hardy geraniums.”
Macro photography is utterly addictive to me.
These shots were taken on the fly after a brief walk through the gardens to reach the café. I will be going back to take more.