Singing for Europe

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I could have brought you the massive Theresa’s Nose float; or the lovely Mike Galsworthy of Scientists for EU, or some of the Remainiacs, or Chris Addison, or one or two other well-known faces who were in our section of … Continued

Going over

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I was going for the C17th Flemish still life look here. No, really – I did deliberately underexpose by two stops. I’m now wondering if that was two thirds of a stop too much… but let’s call it “creativity”, if … Continued

House hunting

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Well, it’s my own fault. If I’d said, “Oh, no – that’s not your colour at all, and I really hate the lapels,” instead of gazing at him all misty-eyed and weak-kneed, he wouldn’t have bought it. But I cannot … Continued

Hooded merganser

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It’s been a very long day – beginning at 4am, when I managed to wake myself up in advance of my 6am alarm, and failed to get back to sleep again for an hour. I needed to be out of … Continued

Irresistible

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Admit it – you’ll miss them when they’re gone. Won’t you? Well, I’ll definitely miss them when they’re gone, and these hairy-footed flower bees have quite short lives, so I can’t help but photograph them every time I see them. … Continued

Bold

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Tell me that thing again about little grebes being shy? At Kemerton Lake today, some of them were coming so close to the hide that to photograph them I had to stand on tiptoe with the lens pointing down through … Continued

Tulip

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R and I went to Cardiff today, to take some bits and pieces to L and G at their new house, bring some other things away, and – much more importantly – to take them out to lunch. The drive … Continued

Close…

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…but no cigar. A rare sighting today of the elusive Welsh Mallard Hound, hunting out of its natural territory, down by Stratford Lock. If I’d been quicker on the uptake I’d have had its quarry in shot as well, but … Continued

Daffy

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I’m thinking of starting a new business: if anyone ever needs the sun to come out, they can pay me to take my light pad into the conservatory to photograph a flower. Today was dank and dark until I started … Continued

Serious face

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The gales continued today. I was on the point of setting off for the Cotswold Water Park this morning when I saw on Twitter that one of the roads on my route was totally blocked by a fallen tree; and … Continued