Over the past few weeks, a beautiful great spotted woodpecker has become resident in the garden (the coconuts with fat in I think were what brought him in), however to my delight yesterday I saw a pair perched on the same tree together - very excited.
I managed to get the shot below of the male...
On a visit to the midlands towards the end of last year (just before the weather turned!), I spent two days photographing Kingfishers.
The first day was very slow and I only got a couple of sightings, but things picked up on the second, and I managed to get the photos below. The set up...
I was out photographing some bumblebees last week in a village in East Sussex, when along came a wasp on a nearby flower and wrapped itself around one of the honey bees and began eating it.
Is this likely to be a particular variety of a hornet new to the UK? This is the first time I have seen...
Think I got the ID right, please let me know if not.
Eventually managed to get this shot once the many dog walkers left and stopped disturbing the water at my local nature reserve!
Shooting this with a 300mm lens + teleconverter wasn't easy, as it liked to AF hunt. However, with a bit of...
I have recently purchased a Nikon 300mm f4 af-s lens, and am considering buying the kirk collar replacement for it that most people recommend.
However, at what shutter speeds will it become noticably sharper on a tripod when I use the Kirk version? I pretty much solely use the lens for wildlife...
Managed to capture this hoverfly (Volucella pellucens) while it was making multiple descents in the same spot. If my ID is incorrect, please do correct me.
On Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjwakeling/7719677456/in/photostream
Just joined the forum today, and thought I would upload a recent Kite shot I took just outside Windsor, Berkshire, UK.
Originally, I was out shooting landscape stuff at this location but saw the Kite going back and forth to the same tree. So, I ran back to the car grabbed the 300mm lens...
Just joined the forum today and thought I would upload a few insect shots all taken within the past few weeks - I believe the IDs are correct, but let me know if not!
Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) on Hypericum / 2 x Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
I'm Adam, currently living in Berkshire, England. I am 26, work in magazine publishing and have recently got the bird photography buzz.
Looking forward to learning some new tips from this forum and posting some of my shots!