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Birds, horses and trees

Hi there, thanks for popping over to have a look at my photos. I hope you’re well and having a good week? This week I’ve been taking photos of birds, horses and trees. The weather has been cold but beautiful so I managed to get out for the first time in a while.

And so we’ll delve straight in. Remember, click on the photo to view a larger image, they look better that way 🙂

Birds

As you’re well aware by now, I love the birds 🙂 I took a walk along Silchester Wall a couple of weeks ago and chanced upon a friendly robin. He was happy enough to pose a moment whilst I snapped him on a fence and then on a headstone.

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And with the cold weather comes the birds looking for a snack. This blue tit was on the feeder for a good few minutes. Most of the time they flit on and off very briefly, I think he must have been hungry!

Birds, horses and trees

Horses

I’d missed out on some amazing winter sunrises recently. I finally got my act together and took my camera in to work with me. Along the way I stopped off near Amner’s Farm and these are the results;

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And last weekend I took a stroll over at Whitehill, near Kingsclere and saw these two horses…

Birds, horses and trees

Trees

And of course you know of my fondness for trees, the lungs of the earth 🙂 The first photo was taken on New Year’s Day up in Appley Bridge.

Birds, horses and trees

The next two were shot near Beech Hill in West Berkshire

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And the final 2 I took last weekend at Whitehill

Birds, horses and trees

Birds, horses and trees

And that brings to an end my post of birds, horses and trees. I hope you liked them. As always, you can order prints of these or any others on my website. Just drop me an email and let me know which ones.

 

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More wildlife photos

Happy hump-day! This week I’m posting up some more wildlife photos which I took over the last couple of weeks. In the usual manner I’d love it if you left some comments or feedback on these photos 🙂

My sister bought us some herbs recently. The sage has done really well and is attracting bees like there’s no tomorrow which has meant I can practice my macro shots;

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

I have to say I’m particularly fond of these photos….

A few weeks back I had a wander around Whitehill, near Kingsclere in Hampshire. I’ve been there a couple of times and had only walked along one side which is beautiful in its own right, but this time I took a trek up to the huge antenna at the top of the hill…and beyond.

More wildlife photos

It’s a fantastic walk, taking in some beautiful views of the English countryside. I also happened upon a Meadow Pipit (or so I’m told). I noticed him hovering around a copse of small trees before finally landing and belting out a fair bit of chatter. Luckily one of the several shots I took of him was a keeper;

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Further along I managed to grab a shot of a goldfinch that I spotted in the bushes. I’d seen these birds a few times in various places and wondered what they were. Thanks to a great Facebook page called Great British Countryside I found out what they are, and a hell of a lot of other stuff. Thanks guys 🙂

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As I was wandering along the road I met a couple who were walking the other way. They told me about a Great-Spotted Woodpecker chick who kept popping his head out of a tiny hole in a tree further along. As I approached it I realised its parents were around and trying to feed it so I only stayed a couple of minutes. Again I was lucky to get 1 decent shot out of the few I took.

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On my way back I fired off a quick shot of a snail taking shelter on a stem, probably my favourite shot from this particular walk.

More wildlife photos

Back home now and a couple more Robin shots 🙂

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

And as promised last week, a few more photos of the Yellow-Tailed Moth caterpillar, this one is a little smaller than the one I posted up last week;

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

More wildlife photos

My last photo this week is a pretty little flower spotted in Wokefield Common in Burghfield.

More wildlife photos

Thanks for spending time looking at the photos I’ve posted up, I hope you liked them. Don’t forget any of these photos can be purchased, just drop me a line and we can sort something out. And as I said above, don’t be shy about leaving comments, it’d be great to hear what you think about these photos.

Thanks,

Mart

 

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Maya, Paddy and a robin

Hi there! Happy Wednesday, I trust you’re well and life is being good to you 🙂 This week I have a few photos of Maya, Paddy and a robin as well as a couple of left-over shots from when I went to Dinton Pastures a few weeks ago.

You’ll already know Maya, our Ridgie. Well we took a walk with friends of ours through a gorgeous place called Little London which is just on the outskirts of Silchester and Tadley, in Hampshire. Paddy is their dog, he’s a Wire Fox Terrier and is a proper handful of trouble, but he and Maya get on so well and love running, fighting and flirting with each other.

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

He really is as much trouble as he looks, bless him!

Up until a few weeks ago when I was wandering around Sulham Woods and photographed the Posing Robin I was not really too fussed about birds, but now it’s an area I want to get more proficient in. These 2 shots were taken from my bedroom window. They are a tad on the grainy side as I only have a 75-250mm lens and I had to zoom all the way in, then when I came to edit them I had to crop right into the image. Still, I think they came out pretty well, all things considered 🙂 What do you think?

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Maya, Paddy and a robin

The next few photos were taken in Chapel Row, a lovely little place in West Berkshire. There is a fantastic tree-lined road that leads straight into Chapel Row and a little open park where I spotted a trio of ducks waddling around in;

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Random canal scene below…

Maya, Paddy and a robin

And, to finish, a few throw back shots of our walk around Dinton Pastures a few weeks ago…when I go out and about taking photos I always take loads. I’ll usually spend a little time editing a selection and post them up pretty much straight away. Then I’ll re-visit the album a few weeks later and usually more of them will leap out at me…

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Maya, Paddy and a robin

Thanks for taking the time out to look at the photos of Maya, Paddy and a robin, I hope you like them. I’m always happy to hear your thoughts on them so please leave your thoughts and comments in the blank boxes below 🙂

Prints are also available to buy, just click here for a selection, or email me and tell me which ones you’re interested in. I bought an aluminium print of one of my photos and have to say it’s a beautiful medium so why not spoil yourself… 🙂

Anyways, enough of the hard sell, I hope to have some more pics up next week, so until then take care…

Mart

 

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Bucklebury

Well isn’t it a scorcher out there today? Such a shame to be sat indoors working when there are beaches, swimming pools and other more fun things to be doing!

TBefore I get to Bucklebury, here’s a throwback photo from about a month ago of a sunset in Ramsdell, Hampshire;

Another Ramsdell Sunset TMLR Photographic

So on to Bucklebury, you may remember I posted up some photos of Upper Bucklebury last week? Bucklebury is a little village that lies nestled between some beautiful countryside just at the bottom of Upper Bucklebury, with some gorgeous cottages and a church.

I visited this little place twice over the last couple of weeks, the first time I took photos from around the church…

St Mary the Virgin Front Painterly2 TMPS

St Mary the Virgin Bucklebury Fort2 TMLR

St Mary the Virgin Tree4 TMPS

St Mary the Virgin parish church

Gravestones Vibrant TMLR Crop

Bucklebury Tree Person1 TMLR

DoF Rose LR

DoF Rose Close NIK

The Old Post Office TMLR

The photo above is of what once was the Post Office, now a beautiful house which backs on to the grave yard.

And this lot were taken the following week;

Trees & Clouds Simple Night TMLR

Field on Outskirts of Bucklebury TMLR

Bare Tree in Summer LR Merged

Other Gate LR Merged

No Entry Fence Cool TMLR

Bucklebury OPen Gate & Clouds Painterly 2 TMLR

Stable LR Merged PD LR

Bucklebury Stable Sunset TMLR

Bucklebury Stable at Dusk TMLR

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Thanks for the comments last week, it’s always encouraging to hear your comments 🙂

Next time I’ll post up some photos from 3 Mile Cross and Sulhamstead.

 

 

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Upper Bucklebury

Hi there, how is your Wednesday going?

Got some more photos to show you, taken in Upper Bucklebury.

However, the first photo is of Pamber Priory taken a good few weeks ago but I only got around to editing recently (actually, I think I may revisit some of my older photos as I’m sure there may be a nugget or two in there…)

Pamber Priory TMLR

We drive past this building whenever we go to visit friends in Basingstoke although it’s set a fair way back from the A340 and you can only see the top of the building, each time we do I promise myself a visit to get some more snaps of it.

Ok, so on to Bucklebury.

With the evenings being lighter and the weather behaving itself (for the most part!) I’ve been exploring the quaint areas around Thatcham, West Berkshire and discovered a beautiful little place called Bucklebury.

My first find was Upper Bucklebury where I took the following shots over a two week period;

Upper Bucklebury Flare TMLR

Upper Bucklebury View 1 TMLR

Upper Bucklebury View 2 TMLR

Upper Bucklebury View 3 Golden Hour 2 TMLR

Upper Bucklebury View 4 Painterly 2 TMLR

Bucklebury Framed Field Painterly 2 TMLR

Bucklebury Valley Flare Mall TMLR

Deer in Upper Bucklebury

Upper Bucklebury Field Painterly 2 TMLR

Upper Bucklebury Sun Flare 3 Merged

My next post will have some photos from Bucklebury. Until then thanks for taking the time out to look at the photos, I hope you liked them.

Please do leave any comments in the text box below 🙂

 

 

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Hampshire Sunset

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday. I trust you’re well?

Gonna keep it short and sweet today and head straight to the photos; these photos of a Hampshire sunset were taken a couple of weeks ago somewhere along the A339 between Basingstoke and Newbury, and Randsell.

I hope you like them. As usual please feel free to leave your comments in the text box, let me know if there’s anything you particularly like or dislike 🙂

Trees at Pamber Priory TMLR

Cat Profile LR

Early Sunset in Charter Alley TMLR

A339 Sunset Couch

Ramsdell Sunset 3

Ramsdell Sunset 1

Burghfield Sunset

Ramsdell Sunset 2 TMLR

Ramsdell Sunset 4 TMLR

 

 

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