The Skomer Island Photography Workshop season kicked off with a bang on the 5th April on the first day that the ferry could run due to windy conditions on the previous 4 days. The puffins turned up on land with 10 or more at times in the afternoon. The winter seal haulout in North Haven was the largest I have ever seen. Can you count them? Extra bonus if you can count the bulls and cows separately.
Monday 27 April 2015
Sunday 19 April 2015
I have been trying to create a pleasing composition of a dog violet for many years and came across this one yesterday at Monk Haven. Taken just before the sun was dropped below the trees in the valley with a Nikon D810 hand-held, 60mm macro lens, F6.3, 1/640sec ISO 2000. The wide aperture created the shallow depth of depth directing the viewer to the veins that lead to the stamens. This is their purpose in guiding an insect to pollinate the flower. I hope you like it.