Day 25 – Snail Graffiti
Whilst on a trip to Brighton, I came across this delightful snail graffiti. Doesn’t he look happy!
Day 26 – Wild Photography Books
I have dipped into my wildlife photography books again to inspire me to take better photographs. One day I’ll be able to take awesome wild pictures!
I have watched the wildlife from my window for months now and have never made a note of what I actually see. So today I spent 20 minutes, whilst eating my breakfast, to make a note of the wildlife that came to visit. Here goes:
- Carrion Crow
- Noisy Blackbird
- 2 small brown birds that were too fast to identify
- Flying overhead: Swift
Nowhere near as much as the wildlife that visits my parents’ garden. I also visited my parents’ house again and got to see an adult starling with two young starlings visit the feeders, and also a blue tit adult with two young blue tits. I really enjoy watching the birds visit – there is always something going on in the garden to watch. One juvenile blue tit was furiously vibrating its wings to get the adult’s attention. I managed to take a photo just at the right moment to catch the adult feeding the juvenile – amazing!
A visit to my parents’ house meant I could watch the birds feasting in the garden as there are a few different bird feeders there. There are so many varieties of bird that visit, it’s great to see. However, today wasn’t about birds. Today was about insects. I went in search of insects in amongst the greenery. I came across:
- A bee looking for nectar in the Foxgloves
- A spider in an impressive web
- A snail sleeping under a leaf
- A ladybird larvae
- A small bug – not sure what it is
- An ant going for a walk
My long-term aim is to improve my wildlife photography skills. So today I bought this magazine which contains an article on how to take great photos of birds in motion.
The article provides lots of tips from composition to timing to metering. I certainly have a lot to learn and I am hoping once I have more time I will be able to get some practice in and maybe even buy some fancy equipment to make it easier and to help me take awesome photos.