Yearly archives: 2010

Victoria Crowned Pigeon Portrait

The Zoo Issue

I’ve gone on extensively in previous posts about the reason I don’t like zoos. Now, without repeating myself, I want to go a bit deeper into the issue because, let’s face it, most of us don’t get to spend time out there in the wild with the animals. Zoos are […]

Clicks – Wild Expressions

Zoos and wildlife parks present challenges for even the most experienced photographers, which often take time and a few dozen images to overcome. This will be the theme of the new blog post that is on its way! Apologies for the silence on my part. Back at University, and classes […]

Victoria Crowned Pigeon in Edinburgh Zoo

Bright Red Bird in Zurich Zoo

Clicks – Wild Expressions

It’s important to remember that it’s a combination of light, composition and focus that make a photograph technically good, but expression and behaviour that make a wildlife photograph truly memorable. Also, as far as Zoos go, it doesn’t get much better than Zurich. If you must shoot at a zoo, […]

Clicks – Rare Opportunities

Sometimes a zoo or wildlife park (in this case Lange Erlen in Basel) affords you opportunities that you would never have on a normal day out with your camera. But never underestimate the value of patience. A friend and I waited three hours for 10 minutes of action from this […]

Eurasian Lynx in Lange Erlen

Clicks – Life Up Close

Rhododendrons make some of the very best habitats for finding shots. They’re full of insects from early spring to late fall, and the leaves just make the perfect rich background and setting.

Flesh fly on rhododendron

Phelsuma grandis licking water off a leaf

Clicks – Close for Comfort

I’ve decided to start a new series of blogs. These will be more common, more simple, straight photography. They will contain one shot each, and a few words about the shot – related to how it was taken, the subject, or some other piece of fun and interesting information. The […]

Differences 5

When it comes to wildlife photography, there are essentially two groups of people. The first group go out, sit, and wait. These are the people who have the patience, skill, and determination, to get that shot. Then there’s the second group. These people claim to be wildlife photographers, but really, […]

Patagonian Sea Lion taking a nap

Pheasants in the Park

Sometimes life grabs you by the neck and drags you along. The last few weeks have been really tough, what with exams and everything, but despite this, I have been faithfully trudging on with at least some photography. I’ve been shooting photographs every day (missed only one so far!) for […]

Wood Pigeon in Holyrood Park