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Last of the summer grinny, grin grin ….

September 25, 2019

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It’s been such a lovely summer, in fact almost magical, however as it draws to a close there is a last chance to enjoy it when most of the visitors have gone home. It’s early September and what better place for some peace and tranquility than Exmoor. Exmoor: still stuck in the fifties; like an […]

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Away from the maddening crowds and into the Lundy heather

August 25, 2019

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to breathe ………   Summer in North Devon is such a bitter sweet experience. In my little village the population swells from about a thousand to 30 thousand, and this brings a strain on the resources and inevitably causes stress to visitors and locals alike. People who live in Cities can cope with traffic chaos, […]

Deer on the doorstep at South Light

July 14, 2019

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Continuing the ‘Doorstep’ series here’s the final episode of a recent trip to Lundy. Featuring the small herd of Sika deer in full summer coat but first a Meadow Pipit and a Linnet, near the old quarry Beautiful Sika hind feeding amongst the fresh sprouting bracken. The Castle with Hartland in the background Stag, hind […]

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Lundy Auk Superstars

July 9, 2019

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Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins are the big three superstars of the Lundy Island seabird cities. Their distinctive black and white colouring and upright stance remind us of the the worlds favourite bird; the penguin, although they are far from related. Like penguins however they are slightly awkward on land having largely sacrificed mobility, and to […]

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Adventures without Light

July 8, 2019

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Another quick trip to the island on a solo mission to get some shots of prime-time nesting sea birds in full swing. When you book a June trip the last thing that you expect is a helicopter ride over to the island because of bad weather, but we live in worrying times for our climate. […]

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A lovely day in the bay

June 16, 2019

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To celebrate the marriage of Lupo & Yvette: Photos from a lovely dayyyyyyyy….   Fuji XT3 w/ Mitakon 35mm f0.95 manual focus  

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Woody Peckers

June 2, 2019

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There’s quite a few woodpeckers hanging around the Longlands valley. You can hear them early doors, in March the hollow hammer drill drum of the nest excavations often make you wonder if they get headaches. They are also frequent bird table visitors and although the green woodpecker is a little bit more shy, it was […]

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