Saturday, 1 May 2010

a month on.

Sorry for the lack of postings, I still have no internet and work is very busy at the moment.
But good news, the Wild Wonders of Europe book has been released and you can get it for £25 through Peter Cairns

Spring is upon us so I have been down at my favorite gravel pits trying to get some displaying grebe images but it isn't going very well so have some coots instead.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


The first time in almost two weeks that there has been sun and a low tide. But of course the tide was very low making it very hard to find any birds. All I could get close to was turnstone but I shot a whole role of 120 film which I am very excited about getting developed as the light was perfect.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Black & White Kites

I have been with out internet for a few days so I have had time to hunt the hard drive for something to edit. I found these red kite images which where all over exposed so converted to b&w and I really like the effect.
I have 2 weeks off, which will hopefully involve taking lots of images so stay tuned....

Monday, 8 March 2010

pagham sunset

It was a perfect sunset at Pagham last night, not a cloud obstructing the sun. Was pretty amazing to watch and it was also rather cold. A few knot put on a show but the image I have in my head involves thousands, hopefully I will make a visit to Snettisham later this year.

Saturday, 6 March 2010


I went down to Pagham Harbour this evening, it started off very bad as I had taken no images and was heading back when I saw some knot circling in the distance. A few more arrived before they were flying around me as the sun set. Amazing experience, hopefully I will have another go tomorrow.


1/400s f/5.6 ISO400 400mm

1/500s f/5.6 ISO800 400mm

1/640s f/5.6 ISO400 400mm

1/640s f/6.3 ISO400 400mm

1/500s f/5.6 ISO800 400mm

I have tried to capture a series that tells a story, as well as trying to be completely different. I have ignored the rule of thirds on a few as well as trying to capture the birds in flight. I have a lot of oof images, so much so that I am considering an upgrade as my 40D really struggles with anything that moves fast.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Lambourn Hills

1/500s f/5.6 ISO200 400mm

Sorry for the lack of images, I have been very busy recently.

Here is an image taken this weekend on a farm in the Lambourn Hills that I am being allowed to photograph on. It has a healthy population of Barn Owls, so the plan is to capture some images of them hunting. Hopefully expect some more images.