Articles - Nature

Some Rewarding Urban Birding

Sunday, 5th December, 2021

Earlier this year, I learned of an urban watering hole, at which various species of birds could be found. During my first visit to this watering hole, I saw the potential, and decided that it would be a good location to visit at another time and photograph the bird life there. Recently, after an afternoon [ read more ]

Revisiting our 2019 Kenya Trip

Thursday, 22nd July, 2021

Yesterday I decided to start looking back through the many thousands of images I captured during our most recent trip to Kenya in 2019. It has now been over two years since that wonderful trip, and sometimes, in the excitement of the 'now', it is easy to overlook images that should have published. Additionally, the [ read more ]

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

Sunday, 12th July, 2020

It has been a long time since I shot a macro image, and in all honesty, I am not a great macro photographer. In 2017, I sold my macro lens, as I was making changes to my gear lineup, and it was a lens that was rarely used, and did not really suit my wants [ read more ]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: End of the Road

Sunday, 28th June, 2020

In my last update about the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, I related my experience of having one of my images selected from the Top 101. Unfortunately, that was the end of the road for me, for this year at least, as my image did not make it into the final selection [ read more ]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: Top 101

Saturday, 16th May, 2020

In these strange times, there has not been much activity for me photographically, and consequently I have not had anything to report, until now. Last night, I received an email from Africa Geographic to advise that one of my images, which had earlier been selected for feature in the Weekly Selection in its Africa Geographic [ read more ]