My photographic journey, from auto to manual. Click on the images for the posts.
I have an Open University degree in general science and have passed an Open University digital photography course.
I specialise in equine and nature photography and have images published in Local Rider, local newspapers and photographic magazines. Plus one in the Royal Photographic Society's Nature Group Exhibition 2011.
I also study equine behaviour and recently passed the Natural Animal Centres Equine Behaviour Qualification Stage 1
My old compact camera died so I bought a new one. A Panasonic TZ95, it has a long zoom and can shoot jpg’s plus RAW files.
This will be ideal for holidays when I don’t want to take a large camera but need the ability to snap a few pics. It has wi-fi transfer to my phone if I want to share on social media. It is a bit tricky to focus on the butterflies if they move around too much, as I find actually finding them whilst looking at the rear screen difficult, it does have a viewfinder but it is very small and not easy to use.
So if and when we decide to travel further I will be prepared! Full specifications are on the Panasonic website.
In these strange times I have sought escape by walking round my local area and photographing as many mini beasts, butterflies etc as possible. We are very fortunate to be in such a good area with a lake and woods near by. Here are a few of the better images.
Over the last few weeks the kingfishers at Warnham Nature Reserve near Horsham, West Sussex, UK, have been a delight. I have been a few times before and never seen them or only seen a glimpse as they fly past. Of course there are other delights to be found too, roe deer walking down the path, woodpeckers, dragonflies, damselflies and lots of bugs.
This morning was very warm and sunny, perfect for a little butterfly hunting. A skipper, purple hairstreak and a gatekeeper. There were several meadow browns and marbled whites but non stopped for long.
I went to London in November with Reigate Photographic Society to see the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. Plus we photographed some reflections in buildings for this seasons set subject.
It was a cold day with mixed lighting, the poppies were the hilight and well worth the visit.
Some of the poppy photos are on Flickr London Poppies 2014