New Macro Publication

April 8, 2017

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I was in the final stages of completing and new macro photography publication. I am now pleased to say that we are finalising the design and plan to go to print soon! The book should be available to purchase sometime in September. This is the most comprehensive macro […]

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Scarlet Elf Cup Sarcoscypha coccinea

Spring is coming

March 15, 2017

With spring just around the corner, I paid a visit to a small nearby wood situated in a river glen. Each year in early March, it provides a fine display of Scarlet Elf Cup fungi Sarcoscypha coccinea which pepper the many decaying stumps and branches along the river. Over the years I have accumulated many […]

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Svinafellsjokull Glacier Skaftafell Vatnajökull National Park Iceland

Extreme Iceland

March 5, 2017

It’s been some months since I have last posted anything on my blog. I have been extremely busy working on the final parts of an up and coming photographic publication. Keep an eye on the blog, and I will post more information soon. Having just recently returned from Iceland I thought I would post a […]

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Loepa oberthuri


July 22, 2016

A beautiful oriental species belonging to the genus Loepa which occur as far east as southeastern China. Adults are large and brightly coloured. The striking caterpillars feed on Citrus reticulata (mandarin orange) and fly in June. Most of you know, I have a long association with moths. I spent many years photographically documenting the larger moths in […]

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Southern White Admiral Limenitis reducta

The Var Photographic Workshop France

July 17, 2016

The Var is a well-known region in the south of France noted for its warm Mediterranean climate, the numerous vineyards which abound the countryside and rich diversity of insect life. It’s a particularly rich area for butterflies with over 100 species recorded from the area. I have, over the years, run many workshops in various parts of France, but normally much later […]

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Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Wideangle Macro

July 15, 2016

First Impressions of the Laowa 15mm f/4 wideangle 1:1 macro All of the images were photographed using a Nikon D810 on a tripod.   INTRODUCTION Wideangle or environmental macro as it is sometimes called is a lesser known genre of conventional macro photography, but one that is gaining popularity among photographers. The concept is to […]

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Gumprecht's Green Pit Viper Trimeresurus gumprechti

Pit Vipers

May 5, 2016

Recently I have been working on a commission to photograph 20 of the most venomous Pit Vipers which occur mainly in Asia. It has been a real challenge, photographically, but one which I have really enjoyed despite the risks. Here are a few images. I still have 9 other species to complete which I will post some of […]

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