More youth action from Doctors Pond this morning.

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The Moorhens around Doctors Pond have been doing very well this year…lots of Chicks. We didn’t have any Moorhens here until 4 or 5 years ago, we now have at least 2 well established families.

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A rather pretty sunset behind Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow that drew me out this evening


24Jun

296/365v3 – Trees, Clouds and Bird Song

I only had my tiny Manfrotto table tripod with me so decided to go for that low to the ground look…which worked until, inexplicably, the camera changed its focus…but in the end I quite liked it anyway! I added a bird song soundtrack which I recorded a week earlier about 10 miles away 😉

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The fair comes to Dunmow a few times a year. It’s not a large fair but it’s always interesting to see it first thing in the morning with no one around.

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Despite living close to Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow we very rarely see damselflies in the area…indeed, this is only the second time I have seen one in our garden after 18 years of living here.


15Jun

287/365v3 – Clouds

Another time-lapse, this time of this afternoon’s clouds as they moved over Great Dunmow.


Some glorious weather around at the moment and the early morning walk is featuring a lot of blue sky. Here’s one of the Pill boxes on my route that is rapidly disappearing under all the summer growth.


I was wandering up to our local polling station to exercise my constitutional right when I noticed the little playground was empty.

I’ve photographed this playground before – a long time ago, and I was pondering whether I could use this again for a shot when I noticed this abandoned doll. No doubt someone is rather upset this evening…

After I had taken a few shots I popped her on the “fort” where there is at least a little cover so she should be OK if the rains come.


I’ve taken this shot a few times and never really been happy with the result…here’s an infra-red version…still not happy!