Monday, 31 March 2014

Butterflies galore!

I had a rather pleasant surprise this morning, I found this group in my garage of butterflies, of Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock. Unfortunately two hadn't made it over the winter but the rest flew happily away. 

Images only taken from the iPhone.

Thanks for looking
Eve :)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

A great day photographing Red Squirrels at Neil McIntyre's site

Yes... more squirrels! :)

Me and a friend Wendy, spent the morning photographing Red Squirrels at Neil's site in Aviemore, and not long after we arrived the first squirrel appeared. 
The squirrel posed lovely in quite a few different spots for us and stayed for a while giving us a good amount of time to photograph. She was exceedingly cute and a rather cheeky character and sure demands her food lol.

It was quite hard choosing with taking so many images on the day, but here are some of the images...

It was a great morning out, enjoyed by both me and Wendy (she has posted some of her photo's on Twitter, you can find her at - @benjiandblossomand thanks again to Neil :)

(Neil also offers other workshops and tours -


After Neil's, we headed off up to the Cairngorm Mountain so see what wildlife was around. I was hoping for some Snow Buntings as every time I go they never seem to be around, but we were lucky and saw a group of about 10-15 of them. We were attempting to photograph them but they would not stay still, so unfortunately only a record shot. 

We headed to the Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre for some lunch after this then to a few more wildlife spots. - Overall a great day out!

Thanks for looking,

Eve :)

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Monday, 24 March 2014

A great day up the Mountain for Mountain Hares & a bit of unexpected news!

With the weather not looking too bad I decided to head up the mountain looking for Mountain Hares. I was hoping for a bit of snow to be there and luckily enough there was snow! 

It didn't take me too long to spot a few hares about, some were moving away and luckily enough the guy below was quite comfy with my presence and posed rather nicely for about an hour.

The sun kept popping in and out with a slight bit of snow falling that added a nice bit of atmosphere to the image below.

There's something about the Mountain Hare and it's amazing how they survive such different weather conditions and also how they change in colour to camouflage well in the different seasons.

I'll be back photographing these guys in a few weeks and it will be interesting to see any changes in them and there environment.

Thanks for looking!

Eve :)

PS: Had some rather unexpected news on Friday from Outdoor Photography magazine and found out that I won there 'Winter Wildlife' photography competition. It certainly did put a smile on my face and was a nice start to the weekend! The image that won was the top image in this blog post, which was a favourite of mine from the day.

Camera and equipment used on the day: Nikon D800, taken with a 70-300mm zoom lens and a bean bag used.

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