Pond dipping

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It’s been quite stormy over the past couple of days, and by this morning the wildlife pond was pretty full of leaves, so I took a net and went to skim them. Almost immediately I realised that most of them … Continued

Wet play

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It was a horrible day, and while R went out walking anyway, indoor play seemed like a much better idea to me. Over the course of this week I’ve been looking at a lot of backdrops for still life images, … Continued

Full sail

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Whenever I see a cob flaring his wings like this I stand ready with the camera, in case he’s about to go into meltdown; they tend to be more reactive during the breeding season, but they can lose their tempers … Continued

Charlecote

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R and I had booked a walk around Charlecote this morning, and were blessed, as you can see, with a beautiful day. The fallow herd was not having a good morning however: when we checked in at the reception point … Continued

Boss

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I walked the entire parish this afternoon, in search of winter thrushes. And found them – both redwings and fieldfares – but sadly they were far too skittish to let me within reasonable photography distance, so all I managed were … Continued

Close-up

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Yes, it’s true: I am taking a liberty. Although the brief I set for Tiny Tuesday was macro or close-up images, and this grey heron was so close to us that I couldn’t get all of it in the frame, … Continued

Spotted

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In these trying times, when life is limited and the days seem to blend into each other, it’s good to score some ‘firsts’ – and today I was lucky enough to record two. It was an overcast and slightly dank … Continued

Constancy and hope

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I was thinking about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this morning. When she took to the stage in Delaware last night she was sporting a white trouser suit, which some observers took as a tribute to Hillary Clinton, but most said … Continued

Gone fishing

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And… breathe. When R and I went off to Stratford this afternoon to take a walk along the river, and then sit in the sun in the Bancroft Gardens, drinking coffee and eating cake, the US Presidential election Electoral College … Continued

Cherub breath

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R and I went for a walk around Croome this morning, where they were theoretically fully booked – leastwise, it was indicated to us at the gate that we could only go into the car park if we already had … Continued