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Tawney Owls, New Garden setup, Lockdown Rules, Landscape photo and Reptiles on Dartmoor

June 04, 2020 - Greetings from a Wildlife Photographer on Dartmoor in Devon, England I hope you are all safe and well, and bearing up w...
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Cairngorms Wildlife, Snow, Campervans, new Canon lens and More Snow

March 03, 2018 - Greetings from a Wildlife Photographer on Dartmoor in Devon I was on leave for the second week of February 2018 but I d...
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New Wildlife Photography location Dartmoor, Dippers, How we see & Improve our Night Vision.

November 11, 2017 - Greetings from a Wildlife Photographer on Dartmoor in Devon Today, 8 th October 2017, I was up early. Well not really e...
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New Photography Workshop, What is a good photo location and Misconceptions about pros.

January 20, 2017 - Greetings from Dartmoor I hope you have all had a great festive period and received all the gifts you wished for. If it...
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Stoats, Slapton Ley NNR, Cirl Buntings and Turning a Photography Hobby into a Career

December 02, 2016 - Greetings from Dartmoor Whilst at work this week, week ending 5 th November, I had to instruct on a practical lesson so...
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Red berry bonanza on Dartmoor Devon, Redwings, Waxwings, Ring Ouzels & holding the camera

October 28, 2016 - Greetings from Dartmoor in Devon England. Whilst out walking on Dartmoor recently I have noticed that there is an abu...
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Wildlife Photography Workshops, work on our Nature Reserve & Dust Spot prevention & removal

October 07, 2016 - Greetings from Dartmoor in Devon England. If you go to my “ Workshops ” tab on my home page you will see that my phot...
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Wheatears on Dartmoor in Devon England, A New Wildlife Photography Venture & Special Offer

August 19, 2016 - During the last week or so, whilst walking Murphy I have been searching for a very beautifully coloured bird which seems...
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The Weather on Dartmoor in Devon, Natures Greatest Sights and Acorn Lodge B&B Dartmoor

July 22, 2016 - I have lived on Dartmoor in Devon, England for two and a half years nowand seen three summers. The first one we had grea...
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Springwatch, Juvenile Pied Wagtail, Bird Boxes and Photographing Birds in Flight Part 2

July 15, 2016 - Just recently I seem to be having my own personal live Springwatch (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qgm3)which is gr...
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Trials of Photographing Juvenile Dippers and Before & After Pressing the Shutter Button

July 01, 2016 - I was out early last Saturday morning with my camera back to the river Tavy on Dartmoor in Devon to get more photos of a...
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Wildlife Photography Patience and the Dipper on the River Tavy

June 23, 2016 - I love setting goals in wildlife photography for myself and I love it even more when I achieve them. A goal I set myself...
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Being Creative with Zoo Photography and Wildlife Park Photography

June 16, 2016 - In this day where everyone is skimping and scraping to save a penny here and a penny there thanks to these wonderful mea...
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The Photographers Dilemma, Wildlife Sightings on Dartmoor and the River Tavy

June 09, 2016 - Before I start this weeks wildlife blog I just want you to know that I have a new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.
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A Garden for Acorn Lodge Bed & Breakfast Guests and Using Flash for Wildlife Photography

June 03, 2016 - After working on the garden for two days, well painting the summerhouse and putting up a fence surrounding it and some o...
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Cuckoo's, House Martins, Grey Wagtails, Bacon Rolls and Joining & Learning with a Camera Club

May 19, 2016 - If you like this blog or just want to leave a comment then please click on the link above or on the social media buttons...
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Wildlife Photography on the River Dart and Using Different File Formats for Photography

May 12, 2016 - It would be most appreciated if you could leave a comment on whether you like this blog or not by clicking on the link o...
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My Nature Reserve, Photography and Reconnoitring an Area for Wildlife Photography

May 05, 2016 - It will be most appreciated if you could leave a comment on whether you like this blog or not by clicking on the link ab...
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Jays, Photography, Our Nature Reserve, Wonderful Experience and The Story Behind the Photo

April 29, 2016 - As you will have noticed I have changed the Colours of the background and the font, also I have made the font a size lar...
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My Nature Reserve and Dealing with Underexposed Images

April 22, 2016 - For a couple of nights this week my wife and I have been sitting down in our nature reserve on the edge of Dartmoor in D...
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The Weather on Dartmoor, Successful Photography, Exciting News and the Canon 1dx mkii

April 15, 2016 - The weather last weekend was not supposed to be great so I thought I would get up and out on Dartmoor in Devon before su...
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Photographic Composition Part 4

April 01, 2016 - Before I recently took annual leave I looked up several RSPB and Wildlife Trust sites, from Cornwall to Hampshire includ...
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Photographic Composition Part 3

March 24, 2016 - I was out with my camera quite a few times last week. I was on leave and it was great weather and light so there was no...
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Photographic Composition Part 2

March 16, 2016 - Once again I am sat all in camouflage on the bank of the river Dart on Dartmoor in Devon and I have been here for only a...
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Ramblings and Photographic Composition for a Wildlife Photographer Part 1

March 10, 2016 - Once again I am sat all in camouflage on the bank of a river but this time it is the river Dart on Dartmoor in Devon and...
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To Bait or Not to Bait for Wildlife Photography, That is the Question.

March 04, 2016 - Once again I am sitting on the bank of the river Tamar in Devon waiting for an Otter to come into my view so I can photo...
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How I Post Process my Wildlife - Nature Photographs Part 2

February 26, 2016 - Last Friday I had a lovely lady, Lynne Kenderdine, from the Devon Wildlife Trust, http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/, vi...
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How I Post Process my Wildlife - Nature Photographs Part 1

February 18, 2016 - I am sitting on the bank of a river in the middle of Dartmoor in Devon all camouflaged up with my camera waiting for Dip...
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Weather, Decisions, Tablets and Post Processing

February 12, 2016 - On Friday night I thought, sod it, I don't care if it is going to rain I will go out otter watching with my camera. I've...
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Taking your Garden Bird Photography to the next level without any expense

February 04, 2016 - Taking your wildlife garden bird photography to the next level is easy. I have noticed a lot of bird photographs on...
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The Waiting Game of Wildlife Photography Begins

January 28, 2016 - I am sitting on a bank of the river Tamar beginning my waiting game of wildlife photography. When I say I am sitting I'm...
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Learning How to see in Photography and Getting those Creative Juices Flowing Part 2

January 15, 2016 - I woke up early this morning and looked out of the window to see that Dartmoor was covered in snow. I quickly got my thi...
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Learning How to See in Photography and Getting those Creative Juices Flowing part 1

January 08, 2016 - The box, our camera, can open and close its hole to let in light and to take a photograph but only you know what you wan...
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Nature Reserves, Blameless Culture and Killing.

December 31, 2015 - So far during this festive period I have been out twice with my camera. On the first occasion I went to RSPB Ham Wall ww...
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Learning How to Use your Camera

December 24, 2015 - Whether you have just been given a camera or have been using one for a while, as soon as you ask a photographer how do I...
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Entering the Circle of Fear, Stalking and Hides Part Two

December 18, 2015 - Hides The other way is being in a hide or blind and waiting for the wildlife to come to you. Basically, all a hide do...
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Questions, questions, questions

December 04, 2015 - Why do we ask questions? The main reason is because we all want to learn. I would like a penny for every primary questio...
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The Histogram, Exposure and Exposing to the Right

November 27, 2015 - Tip 2 – The Histogram, Exposure and Exposing to the Right When I first started taking photographs, years ago in the...
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The Makeup of a Wildlife Photographer - Enthusiasm, Patience and Perseverance

November 20, 2015 - When I say makeup, I am not talking about mascara, lipstick, blusher etc. Although if you want to put on makeup to go an...
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TIP 1 for Wildlife Photographers - Back Button Focusing

November 13, 2015 - Before I inform you of this tip I just wanted to tell you that on Tuesday night I entered a Natural History competition...
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To Tell or Not to Tell, That is the Question

November 06, 2015 - To tell or not to tell, that is the question Wildlife Photographers have to deal with on a regular basis and of course I...
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Why Photographers take Photos of Wildlife and recon of the river Tamar and river Tavy

October 31, 2015 - Why do photographers take photos of wildlife? Well, there are a lot of reasons why, but I'd make a very large bet that p...
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Ways to Photograph Wildlife and Photographing Wildlife on the River Tamar

October 23, 2015 - There are several ways of actually taking photographs of wildlife for free, from the basic to the really complicated way...
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Exmoor Adventures and Photographing Wildlife the right way

October 17, 2015 - Isn't technology wonderful, I am sitting by the river Tamar with my bum wedged between two rocks writing this whilst wai...
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Watching Foxes, Bat Increase in Scotland and Bracken Harvesting.

October 09, 2015 - The other day my wife and I were going out to dinner. I had booked a table at the Warren House Inn situated North-East o...
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Reconnaissance, Otters, Dippers, Wagtails and Goldfinches

October 02, 2015 - Each week I really look forward to my "mini-break" from work. My 3 day weekend is when I hope to spend at least one day...
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Isle of Mull Holiday, Lies and Wildlife Photography part 2.

September 26, 2015 - Over the last few days we visited the Southern part of the Isle of Mull from Lagganulva right the way around to Craignur...
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Isle of Mull Holiday, Lies and Wildlife Photography Part 1

September 18, 2015 - Well being a typical English man I packed for a Scottish holiday:- Waterproof Jacket, Waterproof Leggings, Waterproof Ha...
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Position of the Camera and Holidays in Scotland, Isle of Mull

September 12, 2015 - Whilst walking my dog on the moor the other day I noticed several people taking photos of the Dartmoor ponies. They were...
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Watching / Saving wildlife and Camera Clubs

September 04, 2015 - On Tuesday afternoon I was watching a Bank Vole in my garden from my lounge whilst eating my tea. Voles differ from mice...
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Jays update and Scary times with Red Deer at Woburn

August 29, 2015 - To begin this week I have some sad news. The Jay that started losing it's feathers on it's head and neck has not been se...
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Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

August 21, 2015 - I was going to tell you about an incident that happened during one of my trips to photograph Red deer but something else...
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Really Wet Summer

August 14, 2015 - No photography at all this week due to work commitments, updating this website and the really bad weather we are having...
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