Yesterday evening…I had my first attempt at photographing badgers…I had some amazing light, three rainbow and rain…but no badger! 🙂
That house must have been full of gold.. 🙂 🙂
they was lot`s of rain to.
Backlit, rain is very pretty
Yesterday, I woke up very early. They had forecast a heavy frost and I wanted to be out there first thing..
I was very lucky, I came across lots of different species that morning….
Sunrise was superb!
Birds were singing everywhere….
chiffchaff were in every bush 🙂
Willow warbler also were displaying
Whitethroat are now here for the breeding season…
Yellowhammer, very pretty bird….
Goldfinch, fantastic colours
Wren amongst knifes….
Two days ago, I came across James and Malcom. They were selecting sheep for the Market. It was like watching a Carry on movie…I laugh all the way.
I use to do that kind of thing with my dad years ago…catching sheep has always been something quite funny. Anything can happened, I mean anything… 🙂 🙂 🙂
This is the easy part….
This was the only person (Dog) who knew what it was doing!! 🙂
Sheep are born to do two things, Escape and die. I have seen it too many times….
James worrying , James always worry… 🙂
Worming the sheep….
And Malcom, fighting , screaming, swearing….. 🙂 🙂 🙂
After all that work , Fred was knackered!
Hoar frost is not something I have the chance to photograph often. Well last Sunday I took loads of pictures of hares, Chinese water deer in hoar frost. It was spectacular. Of course I was at my “Hare Paradise” and I had a cracking time with my little friends….
When the sun rises, it is always a battle to find a subject to place in the frame. You need to be very quick as “that” moment does not last very long…maybe 5 minutes at best, after the sun is too high and it`s too late,. This time I was lucky! you need a bit of luck from time to time.. 🙂
The light was gorgeous
I was able to come very close to this one. Taken about 3 metres away with 70-200mm. The sheep in the background were a bonus! 🙂
After a while I came across this chap. A very tame Chinese water deer.
At first he looked at me and then started to graze
He came quite close to me….Beautiful…
I was leaving when I came across this magpie perched on a post.
Last Thursday , we had a massive hoar frost in Buckinghamshire.
It was A CRACKING morning…It was cold and beautiful. Next best thing would have been snow…
Every time I go to “my” hare paradise , I never know what I am going to come across . It is always a surprise…
Here are a few shots of that incredible morning…
I could not find any hare to place in the picture…so I took the picture of a sheep.. 🙂 🙂
Then, I came across Hares…
Male hare running full throttle after a female
Hare and sheep
Hare boxing in hoar frost…
I also came across a Chinese water deer. …
It was a very successful morning to say the least.
This morning, I was at my hare paradise. I was in the middle of a snow storm. It did not last very long. The light was incredible. very dark and bright. Storm Light , the best!
When this happened, it usually does not last for very long….I have to find things to place in the foreground! And quickly!
At first, I took shots of sheep and after 10 minutes I came across a Brown hare….Beautiful…
The whole storm lasted 15 minutes and it was all over…
The only shot of brown hare that I took….
Two days ago, I was at one of my badger`s site. First I got a massive storm on my back. rain, rain and more rain. the light just before the storm was spectacular. When I am out and I come across light like that I will just photograph about anything I can find. That day the only thing that was around was sheep. Sheep in a beautiful light with a rainbow as a bonus.
At 21h15 I made a little experiment. I took a picture of badger at 10000 iso. I know it is a bit noisy but I find the result quite spectacular..
Badger at 10000 iso.
Sometimes you have really successful days…Yesterday was one of those. It was a fox day!
For the first time in a year, I went to my hare paradise. I saw very few hares. I think that all the rain we had last year’s killed a lot of them. I did not see any of my old friends…I am really sad about this. They were no hares but they was a fox and what a fox. I stayed with that vixen for more than half an hours. At the moment the meadow is a dandelion sea . It was incredible. I took the pictures with the 500mm and the 2 time converter. (I like that new 2 time converter).
In the evening, I went to another fox den to see if they were any cubs.
While waiting to see if they was any fox cub. I did photograph other species….A gang of rabbit
In that meadow, sheep were everywhere…
And suddenly at long last four fox cub came out of a den…I “just” need to photograph them now. it will not be easy
It was an incredible fox day.