Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Harvest Mouse workshops

I will be starting Harvest Mouse workshops at my house 9 miles south of Chesterfield and only 10minutes away from junction 29 of the M1 in mid March.

Our smallest mammal and the only one to have a prehensile tail which they put to good use when climbing the stalks of their favourite vegetation.

Here are a couple of shots that I have done whilst trying out my set up inside the studio with studio lights, this will be done only if the weather is bad, most of the time the workshops will take place outside.

Thanks for looking, keep an eye out for dates when workshops will be run.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Grey Squirrels

Not to everyones taste the Grey Squirrel is commonly regarded as a pest and is indeed on the vermin list, but like them or loathe them they are here, which is a big problem for our native Red squirrel, as the Grey carries the deadly pox virus that kills the Red.

It was by complete accident I started to photograph these Greys as I had intentionally gone to photograph Jays of which I hope to continue to do in the New year, the problem being whilst I was photographing these on the 15th December I became ill and on the 17th December I had a heart attack!!!!

After an operation on the 24th December I was allowed home on Xmas day and I am making the slow path to being fully fit again, in-fact the Drs. say I should come out of this stronger, all that is left for me to do is to do as I am told.

Anyway here are some of the last picture I took before becoming ill.

At the moment I cannot get out as I cannot drive for 4 weeks but I am hopeful that I can return and finish off this project as well as others I had started.

You never know what is around the corner but I want to THANK everyone for the support I have been given I shall not mention names, two reasons; there have been so many and secondly I don't want to miss anyone out.

Have a great 2015