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Going Wild With Olympus: Llyn Fach – How Did I Get the Shot?

  • December 15, 2018
Going Wild With Olympus: Llyn Fach – How Did I Get the Shot?

I'm lucky enough to be working with Olympus UK and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales on a project documenting the wildlife and some of the many nature reserves that exist in south and west Wales. It's a fantastic opportunity to not only work with some amazing Olympus camera gear, but to explore reserves I've never previously visited, and see the wildlife that lives there. Llyn Fach Nature Reserve Llyn Fach Nature Reserve lies about twenty miles northeast of Neath in Wales. It's a glacial lake in the hills close to the Brecon Beacons and requires a two mile...

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Photographing Ffynone Falls

  • June 13, 2018
Photographing Ffynone Falls

Ffynone Falls is a hidden gem in Pembrokeshire. Few people ever visit it because it really is one of those mysterious places tucked away in the heart of Wales. You can't see it from the road, but it's only a ten minute walk to reach it (provided you can resist stopping along the way to admire the forest). Ffynone Falls after a month with very little rain. After a deluge, water floods down the rockface to the left as well as the main fall. How to find it The best way to locate Ffynone Falls is to head through Boncath towards Cenarth, which is another famous Welsh waterfall. You'll pass through...

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The Magic of Common Birds

  • April 21, 2018
The Magic of Common Birds

In photography everyone's always chasing the unique shot. Whether that's fantastic landscapes, rare wildlife, or just a different perspective that makes the shot stand out from the crowd. But chasing those unique shots often blinds you to the beauty of the everyday things around you. Take one of my recent walks. I love the walk along the Nevern Estuary that leads past Newport in Pembrokeshire. It's only a short stretch, but it snakes through woodland at the side of the estuary to give glimpses of the estuary, dunes, boats, and Dinas Island in the distance. Seabirds line the sandbanks at low tide...

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Curlews in Danger

  • March 20, 2018
Curlews in Danger

Click on image to see it in store. I spent the morning at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales' Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. I didn't mean to. It was just meant to be a quick trip to check my photo stock levels in the shop, but the place has a magnetism and peace that just makes you want to stay once you get there. So I ended up walking along the Wetlands Trail and visiting some of the hides. First stop was the Kingfisher hide and BOOM! kingfisher. But the damn things are like bullets. They dart around the place - bolts of blue flashing through the air like tiny superheros - and then...

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