It turned out quite nice for about a minute and a half this afternoon. In between the torrential rain and hail storms, there was ample opportunity to take at least three shots. I don't know what I am complaining about.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
We finally had a little Sun today. Not a lot, but enough for me to test my trigger finger. Rock Pipits are another favourite of mine and an all too willing subject. I think I was invading his space a little but he calmed down when he realised I was just there to escape for while.
This is a favourite place for me too.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
I'm still really struggling to get much time with the camera, so I was extra pleased to find this young lad. On his own, as the light was failing, I was also pleased that Roe Deer tend to freeze for a while before they leg it.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
With the weather being politly classed as changeable, getting out with the camera is not easy. So, I resort to the places where I know I can get at least a few shots. I think I have seen this Grey Squirrel before, he isn't very shy and makes a great subject.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Another shot justas the Sun was setting and another Sika. No matter how many I see or how close I get (and you can get quite close to some of these) I never get bored. Just sitting against a tree, spending time with them is a great way to wind down.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
I'm not getting a great deal of time to use the camera during the week but I did manage to catch this little chap. On a bright blue sky day it takes real talent to find the only Blue Tit that preferres to sit in the shade and not the Sun.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
With the wind topping out at 65mph and the sound of the waves clearly booming in the distance there was only one place to be. The cliffs at Durlston were taking the full force of the weather and the effect is always impressive.
When the sea is like this, there is an insane little voice at the back of my head screaming 'CANOE'...
Friday, 13 November 2009
It is nice getting a profile and a full face in the same shot, even though the mist meant that this is not as clear as I would have liked. There were three Sika Does in this little group and a couple of youngsters (the Stag was the chap in the photo I posted a couple of days ago).
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Apparently, there may be some Sun at the weekend. Something we have been lacking down here for a while, not good for business or pleasure. Still, as long as there are Black Headed Gulls willing to pose for a minute or two I shouldn't get withdrawal symptoms.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Not the big boss, but he did have a small harem. It is great being able to get close to these Sika but they are quick to let you know if you have got too close. Still a bit misty to get a really clear shot, but I haven't shaken my Sika addiction yet. So consider yourselves lucky that I don't post them all...
I find watching the Sika (even when I have a time limit) really special, almost spiritual. When The Purbeck is shrouded in mist and the early morning Sun just can't burn its way through, it takes the experience to a totally diffeent level.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
If this is a Western Conifer Seed Bug I don't think DEFRA will be happy that I just let it fly out the door. The info I have is dated 2007, but it was on there most wanted list. Perhaps I should give them a ring...
Lovely little thing though.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
A bit of a strange old day on the weather front today. Lots of rain during the day and then blinding, low Sun on the way home. Still, the fabled photographers 'Golden Hour' was indeed golden, the light was just perfect.
Monday, 2 November 2009
As the Sun rose this morning, by far the most vocal bird seemed to be the Robin. Every where we went you could here them singing there little hearts out. It was a lovely morning though, I suppose he had plenty to sing about.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
After a very stormy start to the day, the rain stopped and it brightened up a little. Joining the young Herring and Black Headed Gulls were a couple of Crows. Even with the poor light there feathers really shine, making the other birds look rather dull.
What a difference a day makes. This was taken yesterday morning just as the Sun was starting to burn through the clouds. Anvil Point Lighthouse always provides a bit of interest, this was where the illusive Black Redstart spent the morning.
Today we have rain and high winds, I'll have a wander up to the cliffs later just in case there is anything else stupid enough to brave the elements.
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