Category Archives: photography

Let sleeping cats lie

Let sleeping cats lie

Been busy the past couple of weeks and I’ll have posts about what I’ve been up to soon, but meanwhile here’s a picture of my cat napping on some balls of yarn. Aww….


Why I should always have my camera with me

I was out early-ish this morning and everything was so foggy! And the world seemed to have been taken over by spiders in the night, their webs were everywhere. But I wasn’t even thinking about photographs until I was crossing a railway bridge and saw the tracks disappearing off into mysterious fog. That was when I gave in and ran home to get my camera.

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By the time I got back, the fog was starting to disappear pretty rapidly, but I’m pleased with what I got. It’s definitely taught me to always carry my camera around with me, so that’s something. On the way back, I meandered, taking pictures of the amazing spiderwebs. That’s serious dedication to my art by the way, as I’m not too keen on spiders and I had to lean in close to get these pictures.

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I was worried when taking these that the detail wouldn’t come out as clearly as I wanted to. I’m working with a Kodak EasyShareM753. I don’t know much about cameras, but I know that I’ve had this one for a number of years and it doesn’t always give me the results I’m looking for. I’m actually really happy with the way that these photos turned out!

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By the time I was finished, I felt really itchy and prickly (did I mention I’m not keen on spiders?), but rather pleased with myself. A very productive walk for me! What do you guys think?

And apologies to anyone else who is creeped out by spiders!

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5 Top Tips for Zoo Photography

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1. Timing is everything

Rhinos move much faster than you think. This was supposed to be a head shot.

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2. Make sure you have a good zoom on your camera

After all, you want to capture every last detail of that… fly???

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3. Show decorum

Censor any unsightly booties, etc. There are children around!

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4. Take what you can get

Sometimes, a tail is the best you’re going to get.

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5. Be alert

Just because there are lots of interesting animals around, it doesn’t mean someone in your group isn’t going to take embarrassing pictures of you 🙂

(Pictures taken at the awesome Marwell Zoo)


Cats make the day good

Cats make the day good

Sylvie, napping in the way only she can 🙂


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