Events, Wildlife

Become a scientific assistant

28 Jan , 2016  

Goldfinch (European) Carduelis carduelis

To help preserve our wildlife we need to know what we are preserving. Without data all conservation, is just a stab in the dark. How can you help collect this valuable data about our wildlife and countryside? Well you could go to university, study hard, pass the exams. Get a job, apply for a research […]

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Opinion

Our children, will they be the guardians of our wildlife?

20 Jan , 2016  

Older generation enjoying birdwatching

Who will look after our wildlife tomorrow? It is looking more and more likely that the answer will be no-one. Our children and grandchildren are less engaged with the outdoors than ever before. We have raised a generation knowing nothing and caring even less, about what happens in our countryside. Unless we can reconnect our […]

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News, Reviews, Wildlife

THE COUNTRYSIDE NEEDS YOU!

12 Jan , 2016  

iPad showing iRecord apps in app store

There are many organisations dedicated to looking after our flora and fauna for the enjoyment of us all. We all enjoy wildlife and nature in some way and we are guardians of the countryside for future generations. There are many ways to help these organisations, from volunteering to collecting data about the population and health […]

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Reviews, Software

Forgotten your Password

4 Jan , 2016  

Screen shot Wordpress login screen

How important are passwords to our day. No matter what you want to do on the web today you need to login. To provide some protection, against those who want to rob you blind, you need to pick a strong password. So strong in fact that you certainly won’t remember it the next time you […]

News

Winter Solstice

21 Dec , 2015  

Holly with Rhime frost

21 December is here, time for a change of season autumn to winter. Time for the land to sleep, rest and rejuvenate. Today is the shortest day and longest night, a day we call the winter solstice. Solstice literally means “sun stand still.” The exact timing of the solstice varies from year to year. In […]

Opinion, Wildlife

Your local patch

18 Dec , 2015  

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis on feeder

I suppose it is in the nature of who we are, wildlife photographers I mean. We are always looking at the TV or magazines, wondering what image opportunities might be available at a particular destination. Most of these potential picture opportunities seem to involve lots of travel and normally quiet a bit of money. But […]

Locations

Loch Beinn

12 Dec , 2015  

Landscape of Loch Beinn

We introduce ourselves as storytellers, using pictures instead of words to tell stories of the natural world. We’re often asked why we went to a certain location to photograph. Sometimes it’s because we want to tell a particular story about an animal or place. But at other times you go to a new location, to […]

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Update, Wildlife

Ruddy Duck

10 Dec , 2015  

Ruddy Duck

Another sale on Alamy of a Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis. We have travelled thousands of miles, waited days in uncomfortable conditions, to get the right shot. And then there is the Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis. Known in our house as the “B***dy Ruddy Duck”, it is an image that has come to haunt us. We were […]

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Gear, Opinion

Which camera

1 Dec , 2015  

Picture of the top plate of a camera

We were asked the other day, I am thinking of buying a posh camera for my girlfriend, which camera should I buy? It’s a question we get asked a lot, especially around Christmas time. The second add on question is what make Nikon or Canon? Having been asked so many times, we decided to write […]

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Gear, Reviews

Gitzo Explorer GT2541EX

25 Nov , 2015  

Picture of tripod

When we had to switch to new blog software we had to lose our old content, it was the price we had to pay to be able to blog again. Well we have review what was popular on the old blog and found that our review of the Gitzo Explorer GT2541EX was a very popular […]