Last month I was fortunate to come runner up in a local photography competition organised by Natural Devon to raise awareness of the importance of local pollinating insects. This is a very important subject at the moment as many Bee species in the UK are in decline and without these pollinators it will be much harder to pollinate crops such as Oilseed rape and Strawberries. However, not all pollinators are Bees and I decided to enter this picture of a Daggerfly (Empididae). I took the picture on the cliffs of Wembury and you can clearly see a couple of different varieties of pollen that it has picked...
Sorry for the late update but here's a continuation from the pictures I took in Indonesia. After satisfied seeing the main parts of Bali, we decided to take a ferry over to the island of Lombok to visit a more rural and less touristy area. Our travels found us in the South of the Island in a town called Kuta. During our stay we rode mopeds all around the area to search for beaches and attractions and many times we rode past this sign advertsing a mystical cave of snakes and bats.
Snakes being one of my favourite animals I was desperate to go , however the girls were not so keen....
During the month of January 2015 I took leave of lovely England to a well deserved relaxing holiday in Bali. Apart from the usual holiday endeavours of beaches snorkeling moped rides and parties I actually managed to sneak off and get a few photos of some Bali wildlife! Here is a little collection of what I saw in my limited travel around the gardens and rural areas of bali:
This poor Tokay gecko(Gekko gecko) met an unfortunate demise
so many insects in the jungles of Ubud to take pictures of and so little time!
Well it was a few months back now and ive been having technical problems so let me off! any way at the beginnig of this so called British Summer the Director (olly Howe) organised a trip to Mallorca to see if we could get some footage for the civicdaze video! Sun, Skatespots and a beach i hear?? I felt obliged to go! So yeh i did a bit of skating and drinking but i took a few pics too of the trip so here they are enjoy:
Kris and Si the darklings enjoying our crib for the next few days
There was plenty of space in the apprtmen tfor a crew of ten plus people :s
It started off with just ten people but over the last five years the skateboarding competition/fun jam me and my friend Lucas started has grown and grown! Due to the wet weathe rwe headed to Prime skatepark in Plymouth. Heres a few pictures from the 2013 Hallween hammers! thanks to all who came!
A few warm up Beers in the pub first!
Want some Candy? All sorts of creatures came out the woodwork!
A good sesh happened on the step up with spiderman ,predator and dracula throwing down melon grabs ,tucknee's and indys!
Some shockers turned up too!
Steve bangs out a treflip!
Its been a while due to weather conditions and other commitments but on this cold day in November a small bunch of the Civicdaze crew went out filming around Plymouth. Eager to make up for lost/gained time!
After getting kicked off theatre royal by a silver medal snowboarding olympian policeman(apparently!) Luke got things started with this rad hardflip!
We then headed to the uni! Not much skateboarding happened! Alot of talking and delegating where to go did though.
The Ivybridge element was out in force. Heres Baby Ivy, Grandad Ivy and Papa Ivy
Modeling shots are more...
Most people have cats or dogs or budgies as pets! Not my friends Dan and Jake oh no. When they found two baby magpies which had fallen from there nest on the roof of a house there good will and kind nature kicked in and they promptly took the baby birds under their wing!
Unfortunately they were only able to save and raise one as the other past away from its injuries, Anyway without further ado i introduce Stimpy the house magpie.
Stimpy on his throne.
Dan and Jake couldnt quite get Stimpy to master his house training skills much to the displeasure of other housemates.
With the deadline for Civcdaze (a Plymouth skateboarding video by Olly Howe) looming derek went to work on the PHS rail
He had that look in his eye!
Olly was on hand to capture the rare sighting of the Dark lord.
Classic derek coming through with the goods! a 100 mile an hour krooked grind!
Whoop whoop ! Geddon Del stoked!
After an eleven hour drive to Morzine for Stew and Liz's wedding it was straight on the party bus of tramp boarding, skateboarding and fun times. Here is a few of the pics i took from the trip. Unfortunately due to matters beyond my control there are not many of the actual wedding:) but there were plenty of other photographers on hand ! but in the meantime these are events that took place around the wedding:
Trampboarding is so fun and i got so many good pics i had to put them all in so bare with me as there will be pics of other stuff!
Stew the Groom kills it on a tramp board!