A few summers ago I spent a while watching and filming baby frogs in my mums pond in Plymouth. In the afternoon prehaps the hottest time of the day, I observed the frogs sitting on the pond lilly pads and preying on the Aphids wandering around. What I thought was amazing was the fact that they barely ever moved an inch and literally sat in wait for a completely unsuspecting Aphid to walk past and before you knew it the Frog had engulfed the Aphid in one! I thought this behaviour was pretty amazing so I set my camera up on a tripod to capture it. Amongst a misfit cast watch this baby frog devor...
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...
I have recently been on a couple of walks around Wembury with my mum while the weather has been good and I quickly noticed the diverse amount of Wildlife around,including many birds mammals and especially insects. If I had another lense I would of tried to take more pictures of other things but being that my gear is mainly focused on macro equipment I thought I would make a small post about what I have seen so here we go I hope you like the following photos of Wembury wildlife!!
This Beautiful caterpillar metamorphisises into the lovely day flying Six spot Burnett moth. I saw one in Wembury...
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!
You dont have to go overseas to see colour ful wildlife! If you look closely enough you can see it all around Britain!. Here are some pictures i took of a load of insects throughout the British summer. Mainly shot around Plymouth and the Devon coast. I hope you like them. enjoy!
Red Damsel fly, Pyrrhosoma Nymphula.
Mating Azure Drangonflys, Coenagrion Puella. The male is Blue and black and the female is brilliant green and black.
The Common Blue Butterfly, Polyommatus icarus(Lycenidae).
Peacock butterfly, Nymphalis io (Nymphalidae).
Red Admiral, Vanessa...
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.
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!