Category Archives: Conventional Photography

Double rainbow over the New Forest Observatories

Taken at 8:25 p.m. on 26/07/2015 this image shows a double rainbow over the New Forest Observatories – and more.

This morning I pushed up the contrast and saturation of the image to take a better, closer look at the rainbows.  I was surprised to see a bunch of blue/violet mini-bows on the inner edge of the primary bow.  Knowing nothing about rainbows I looked this up.  Found out this is what is called a SUPERNUMERARY rainbow.  Live and learn 🙂 🙂

Nesting material

So there’s tons of horse hair on the ground over the New Forest, and plenty hung up in the barbed wire.  But of course that’s not good enough for the resident Jackdaws – oh no – it needs to come straight from the horse if it’s to be any good.  So these 3 Jackdaws had a great time pulling great clumps of hair from this poor female grey who made no attempt to shoo them off.  I took a couple of shots of the corvid mayhem and then shooed them off myself to let her have some peace in the sunshine.


Bird of Prey

A beautiful sunny morning so I had to go for a walk over the forest today.  Saw this bird of prey circling around and couldn’t identify it at the time.  Luckily I had the 100-400mm zoom on the Canon 5D MkII and managed to grab a very poor shot – but good enough for identification.  Can you see what it is?  WOWSER 🙂 🙂