Newlyn Harbour this morning blowing a gale, raining and not conducive to photography at all, let alone hand held photography. no tripod!!. This is when the 300mm f2.8 with image stabilisation excels. The Great Northern Diver was obliging and swimming in to a reasonable distance for effective photography. The diver plumage is exceptional and close to its summer breeding plumage with the neck collar and checkered mantle, back and spots on the rump visible. The second image looks as though the Diver is catching a flying crab when in fact he was beating the life out of it. Please click on the images to enlarge
Wasp Spiders at Chyverton reserve Cornwall. 21st Aug 2017. - Wasp spider (Argiope) waiting for unsuspecting prey. Which turned out to be a froghopper!
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