Category Archives: Natural history

Capturing Autumn colour

It’s Autumn (Fall) here in the UK, and the leaves are turning.  The deciduous trees and shrubs with their beautiful colours will be looking glorious quite soon.  As with all things photographic there’s a way to lift your leaf images, and that is to get the angle of the light right.  Take these three images […]

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A close-up compact in the garden.

Yesterday (8th June), it was very sunny here in Watchfield.  Whilst that isn’t always the best sort of weather for photography, what with the hard shadows and all, it is good weather for using compact cameras.  Compact cameras, with small image sensors, need lots of light to give the best image quality.  My Lumix TZ-70 […]

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Murmurations in Avalon

According to the 12th century historian Gerald of Wales, “What is now known as Glastonbury was, in ancient times, called the Isle of Avalon. It is virtually an island, for it is completely surrounded by marshlands.”  Some of those Somerset marshlands are known today as The Avalon Marshes, and they are home to thousands of […]

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