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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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