Browsing All posts tagged under »Sika Deer«

The story behind the photos

December 19, 2020

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In the beautiful North Devon Calendar 2021. This is the twentieth year that I’ve made a calendar, the 2000 version was a single A4 card page and featured a picture of Andy Irons (the famous Hawaiian surfer who came to Cornwall for a contest in 1999). In those days I was a freelance photographer and […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2021

November 17, 2020

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It’s here! After a tedious lead up, mainly due to the current situation, I am pleased to announce that the new calendar has arrived. This years edition has a different feel to it and is perhaps, more atmosphereic that previous calendars. The reason for this is of course due to the first lockdown.  This meant that […]

Coos on the doorstep, seals in the combe and deer in the quarry.

April 2, 2020

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The March trip to Lundy was an ideal time for testing my new bit of Fujifilm kit; the 200 mm f2. It comes with a matched 1.4x extender and is meant to be ‘stepping- razor’ sharp and all the lab charts agree, but is it ‘dangerous’ in a real world situation. Like in a sodden, […]

Best of 2019

January 4, 2020

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As is the tradition with photographers at this time of year, we like to look back at the best/ most memorable photos that we’ve taken and so, here are what I consider to be my best work of 2019. Unlike a lot of photographers however, I also put my money where my mouth is and […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020

October 24, 2019

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Now available, the Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2020 Twelve stunning new photos taken during 2019 of the North Devon coast, Exmoor and Lundy island by local photographer Ester Spears. “It was a difficult start to the year when I accidentally fell off Morte point whilst on a photography mission. The physical and mental scars took a […]

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 […]

Summer in winter and Stoneycroft

March 3, 2019

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As storm Freya rattles the windows here at home in north Devon, Ive finally managed to process some photos of a trip to Lundy in the unseasonably warm and calm February sunshine of early spring 2019. We, the fab four (a random group of Lundyphiles ), take the short helicopter ride to the island every […]

Calendar now available at Beachcomber Cafe.

December 15, 2018

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The 2019 North Devon Calendar is now available at the Beachcomber Cafe in Woolacombe.  It contains 13 ‘stunning’ photos that will make you go “Wow!” (probably). Priced at a reasonable £9.99, why not pop in and pick one up after a surf or a walk along the beach. You may also want to have a […]

Doorstep. Deer. David.

December 15, 2018

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There are around one hundred Sika deer on Lundy. They are organised in family groups of ten to fifteen consisting of one stag (mature male) and the rest consisting of hinds and their offspring (calves). They are timid animals but on a small island they are easy to find and watch, especially in winter when […]

Sunrise at Tibbetts

April 15, 2018

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Always nice to receive presents, some are ‘nice’ and others are ‘just what I wanted’. However this one (a christmas present fro my kids) was probably in the ‘if a well known beer brewer did presents’ category: A midweek Easter trip to Tibbetts. Wahooo, the third trip of the year so far… It was a […]