Post by: Mark Bloomfield

Opinion, Update, Wildlife

Autumn is upon us once again

19 Oct , 2016  

Horse Chestnut seeds or conkers

It may have had a couple of false starts, the odd warm patch, but finally autumn is here. Woods full of colour. Autumn in a location so far removed from what we are used to, is making autumn this year, such an exciting one. We’re use to the colours of the Chilterns. Here Beech woods […]

How To, Update, Wildlife

Night-time garden visitors

8 Sep , 2016  

IR picture of a Badger in a garden

Our garden is now full of birds, since we started to put out food. But you may remember from our last post , we started feeding and getting night-time visitors, who were digging up the grass. So in order to find out what was visiting at night we purchased and set up a Trail Camera. And […]

Update, Wildlife

Free Food

30 Aug , 2016  

A Treecreeper bird with food in its beak

No doubt, it was the title that got your interest. So you, and the birds in our new garden, have at least one thing in common, you’re interested in offers of free food. Since we moved, to the highlands, trying to actually get out and take, photographs has been almost impossible. Setting up our house, […]

Events, News, Opinion, Wildlife

World Elephant day

11 Aug , 2016  

African Elephant

The glorious 12th refers to the 12th August when the grouse season opens here in the UK. Grouse for the initiated are small game birds which live on heather moorlands. But, the 12th August is also an important day worldwide as it is “World Elephant Day”. Why have a day devoted to the Elephant? One; […]

News, Update

Is it a home or a studio

25 Jul , 2016  

It’s part house, part office, part studio, part unknown. As you will gather our move is over. Here we sit, surrounded by furniture that needs putting together. The computer thingummy you need is in a box, somewhere. Which box, or for that matter which room is it in, is a complete mystery to us both. […]

News, Update

Broadband Speeds

23 Jul , 2016  

Yes this article is all about Broadband speeds. Not perhaps an immediately obvious subject for wildlife and nature photographers to be blogging about. But if you want to be a wildlife photographer or for that matter any type of photographer, these days your life is pretty much ruled by Broadband speed. *Sigh* we remember the […]


Our Adventure begins

19 Jul , 2016  

House for sale sign

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu Our journey, of five hundred and seventy miles begins today, with our first giant step. For today, 19 July 2016 we are re-locating home and business to the Scottish highlands. Our home has been the southeast of England, both of us […]

How To

Keywords and metadata

3 Jun , 2016  

If you are a social, portrait or wedding photographer, have never submitted your pictures to a picture library, I suggest, read no further. If you are or aspire to be a travel, nature or wildlife photographer, submit your pictures to picture libraries then read on. OK; now you’ve been warned, so let’s delve into the […]


Our countryside and open spaces

18 May , 2016  

Industrial Kent from - RSPB Elmley

Factory, power station, housing estate, recreationally facility, storage area, a great day out, our countryside has to be many things. But is modern Britain putting too much strain on our open spaces? Before industrialisation most of the population lived in the country. Towns and cities were unhealthy cramped places with no work. The industrial revolution […]


Events, Wildlife


6 May , 2016  

Lesser Butterfly-orchid

May sees the beginning of the orchid season, here in the UK. The family Orchidaceae “The Orchid family” is one of the biggest, most diverse, families of flowering plants in the world, with over 27,000 species. It is also one of the oldest. Orchids in one form or another have been on Earth for 76 […]

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