Thursday 24 November 2011

New Species of Springtail for D & G

Found in my garden on the surface water of a small pond I discovered this Springtail (Dicyrtomina saundersi), which although not uncommon, happens to be a new species record for Dumfries and Galloway. I wonder how many other new species are waiting to be discovered in my own back yard...

Thursday 15 September 2011

Forth Bridges

Forth rail bridge

Forth rail bridge with train passing over and boat having a clean in the foreground.

Forth road bridge

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Fife Animal World Visit

Black Swan posing nicely

Colourful Parrot

Sunday 11 September 2011

Viaduct Over the River Spey and Deer Abbey

Viaduct near the Spey Bay and Garmouth. More experimentation with black and white and dodging and burning.

Decided to experiment with a bit of dodging and burning with this photo of Deer Abbey in Aberdeenshire.

Saturday 10 September 2011

Grampian Transport Museum

A couple of the more unusual shots I took at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Aberdeenshire. It's all in the detail!

Sunday 21 August 2011

One of My Sound Effects Used on BBC Reporting Scotland!

Whilst watching Reporting Scotland on Friday Night (19/08/2011), my local news broadcast on BBC One, I noticed one of my sound effects being used for the football roundup section - a booming sound punctuating some goals being scored!

Here's a link to the sound: Massive Booms / Drums / Cannons / Explosions Sound Effect

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Sparrowhawk on Garden Gate

A female sparrowhawk sat on our front gate. What a great looking bird.

Wednesday 20 July 2011

A Very Lost Mole

Not really sure what this mole was doing above ground but it was nice to see it, all the same. In the second picture - is it rolling around to get rid of parasites in the sunshine? Answers on a postcard...

Friday 25 February 2011

Blackbird at RSPB Mersehead

This Blackbird very obligingly sat on a hedge in front of me.

Thursday 24 February 2011

Auchincruive Estate, Nr Ayr

A couple of shots from the gardens at Auchincuive Estate outside Ayr.
Doorway to a secret garden?

Box hedge topiary circles

Friday 18 February 2011

Fidra Lighthouse on a Stormy Day

Fidra Lighthouse taken from Yellowcraig with a long exposure to blur the crashing waves.

Saturday 12 February 2011

RSPB Crook of Baldoon

View looking out towards Wigtown Bay

Male Reed Bunting sat on a post on the reserve