Thursday, 1 January 2009

Great Crested Grebes courting England.

Great Crested Grebes courting. England 2008.

Canon 40D + 300 f2.8 + x2 extender.

Judging by the reaction of the female Grebe, there is nothing more alluring than weed.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Grey Lag Geese. England 2008

Grey Lag Geese, England 2008

Canon 40D + 300 f2.8 + x2 extender. Hand held [1/1000 @ F8]. IS engaged.

Sunlight from the front and darkened rear outlined these flying geese easily for the

High shutter speed helped the IS system cope with any movement issues.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Wednesday, 31 December 2008


Puffin with Sand Eels, Farne Islands, England.

Canon 20D + 300 f2.8.

A hard crop frontal does nothing to answer how Puffins hold onto existing fish while
catching new ones.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Emperor Dragonfly. England.

Emperor Dragonfly. England. 2008

Canon 20D + 100-400mm @ 16ft.

The RSPB Old Moor reserve in Barnsley has grassland and deep pools adjacent to the main bird reserve upon which are to be found several species of Dragonfly including the imposing Emperor.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

White Throated Kingfisher [India]

White Throated Kingfisher. NE India 2008

Canon 20D + 100-400mm lens. Hand held. 25ft.

At the Bharatpur reserve in Rajasthan, some Kingfishers, being familar with people,
allow quite close approach which enables detailed photographs.

Copyright: Kevin Smith

Sunday, 28 December 2008


These are Clown Anemone fish tangled within the protective tentacles of the Sea Anemone, these images I captured a few years ago in the Ras Mohammed area of the Red Sea. Apparently the fish are immune to the stinging cells of the anemone's tentacles, I'm sure they must be some symbiotic relationship here, the fish brings food so the anemone affords protection, or something on that line.

Nikonos V with 35 mm lens and Nikon close up lens.