July 23, 2016

“You must have a lot of patience”

Whilst preparing a few old images for an upcoming magazine piece, I was thinking about the comment that  I most often hear about my wildlife images; ‘You must have a lot of patience’. In truth, rather than wait around for the right moment, I prefer stuff to happen quickly. Of course, it is true, patience

June 23, 2016

Rathlin Islands eider duck and black guillemot

Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland is well known as a wonderful place for seabirds. So, earlier this spring, I jumped at the chance to go and photograph the eider ducks. It is a beautiful seaduck. A contrast of black and white, complemented by a flush of pink and pale green – a wonderful sight close-up. Most

January 8, 2015

Starlings at Albert Bridge, Belfast

There’s a rather nice murmuration of starlings each night as they go to roost under Albert Bridge in Belfast. This is a relatively small flock but is nonetheless an impressive sight as they dive under the bridge just as dusk falls. I’ve watched it several times but have not witnessed them being attacked by any

October 13, 2014

Giant’s Causeway

I made a brief trip up to the Giant’s Causeway last weekend, more of a reconnoiter than a proper photography trip, but I threw my camera bag in the car anyway and made a few images in the time available. It’s whetted my appetite to return!

October 13, 2014

A beautiful display of wildlflowers in Victoria Park, Belfast

As I was driving through Belfast recently I nearly crashed as I noticed a stunning display of wildflowers in Victoria Park just next to the busy dual carriageway. It looked so out-of-place in an urban context and I just had to fetch my camera and create a few images…