Not much going on during my morning walks at the moment…but the Dog Roses have started to sprout up.


Tonight’s Camera Club trip was to go and stake out a couple of badger sets out in the Essex countryside. We split into two groups and made our way to our allocated sets. We saw nothing…except our each other for the couple of hours we staked out the area. The other group had a little more success with a few seeing the badgers and one actually capturing a couple of photographs of the elusive beasts.


Is it a hoverfly, is it a sawfly, is it something else? I don’t know, but the flower is definitely a yellow iris.

Seen in Widdington today


After all the excitement yesterday I really wasn’t up to much today, especially as I had a load of product photography to do in the morning. By the time we got out for a walk around Garnets Wood we were too tired to do much more than walk around it…so this is all I have for you today.

I searched high and low for an ID but couldn’t even find that!


I’m the Chairman of Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club for the next two years. The season runs from September to April, but we always run a series of events throughout the year on most Tuesdays and occasional Saturdays. This year’s first Saturday trip was to the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in dreadful weather for photography…blazing sunshine! 

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I’ve been wondering whether we would get any goslings on Doctors Pond this year, the ducks have produced, the moorhens have produced…and finally we have goslings!


These little pests are munching there way through our Rosemary, Thyme and Sage at the moment. The best way of getting rid of them is to pick them off by hand apparently…


I’ve got into the semi-final of a Flickr competition (for the second time) called F64. The challenge for this shot was “Film Noir”…I might have taken that a bit too literally!


This evening we spent a pleasant couple of hours in one of Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club’s members gardens being shown how she creates some amazing shots that have wowed everyone over the last few years.

I enjoyed this flower, I have no idea what it is called but only one had bloomed so far the rest were in varying stages of development which I thought created a nice tryptich.


Not the picture I was going to post today…I had a great shot of a rabbit in the local graveyard…unfortunately, for the second time recently, I hadn’t put the SD card in and so didn’t get anything…so popped out into the garden and spotted this bee…