Sunday, 31 July 2011

Ladybird Just Before Take Off

Today, I met up with Gary and John we went to Birkacre Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire, Gary had never been before and was overjoyed with the whole place, we only covered a small amount of the reserve, from the visitor centre to the weir then on to primrose hill, we had a fascinating time watching the ladybirds, I got this shot, I was trying to get an in flight shot, I managed to get this shot just before take off, and a very nice shot of a buttercup LOL

Gary loved the weir, where I gave him a masterclass in composition. Im looking forward to seeing his resulting shots,  All in all  a very pleasant afternoon out

Ladybird Just Before Take Off Birkacre Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 30 July 2011

MIF And Rose Sawfly Macros

A couple of macros from todays walk, on a beautiful sunny day, A Marmalade (Hoverfly) In Flight (MIF) LOL, and a Rose Sawfly from today, the Large Rose sawfly was about 1/4", long how did I do?

Marmalade Hoverfly In Flight Chorley Lancashire

Large Rose Sawfly Arge pagana Chorley Lancashire

Thanks for looking

Friday, 29 July 2011

Landscape Days Are Here Again

John and I went to White Coppice Chorley Today, on the 3 shots below I used a a warm up filter and a ND grad in the sky area, and both filters and ND8 on the last 2, what do you think?

Stone And Roses Farm White Coppice Chorley Lancashire

Overflow White Coppice Lodge White Coppice Chorley Lancashire

Looking Towards Warth Cottage White Coppice Chorley Lancashire

Thanks For Looking

Friday, 22 July 2011

Macro Mania

Today my friend John and I went out into the meadow to do some macro, there were lots of insects around including a Stupid Aphid, "Don't think his mum told him, that ladybirds eat Aphids" :( here's a selection of shots,

I used my Canon 7d. Sigma 105mm macro which had a 25mm extension tube fitted, and my Canon Speedlite 430EX 11, flash unit, on-board,I used my normal flash sync settings, hope you like the shots

A Stupid aphid Ladybird Botany Bay Chorley Lancashire

Hoverfly Wheelton Chorley Lancashire

Cinnabar Caterpillar Botany Bay Chorley Lancashire

Snipefly Wheelton Chorley Lancashire

Flesh Fly Wheelton Chorley Lancashire

Daisy Botany Bay Chorley Lancashire


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Primrose Hill Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire


I went to Primrose Hill, Birkacre Yarrow Valley, this morning hundreds of gatekeepers, zillions of leafhoppers "1/8th long, and white moths not sure of their name ID needed please "1/2 long

Leafhopper Cicadellidae less than "1/8th long Primrose Hill Birkacre Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire

Tatty Gatekeeper Butterfly Primrose Hill Birkacre Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire

White Moth Primrose Hill Birkacre Yarrow Valley Chorley Lancashire


Saturday, 16 July 2011

Funny Sign Friendly Folk From Lancashire

As we were driving home from a day out in the lakes we came across this sign,Welcome To Lancashire A Place Where Everyone Natters, Clicky Linky To google Map Location, We just had to turn around and go back for a photo, Oh how we laughed

Funny Sign Welcome To Lancashire A Place Where Everyone Natters

Monday, 11 July 2011

500px and Fotomoto

Yesterday I joined 500px Clicky linky mainly because of the theft of lots of my images from flickr, it looks good so far also, you can monetise your account by joining Fotomoto Clicky Linky and have a shop, which can also be used on your own website or blog

Friday, 8 July 2011

More Shots From Sheffield


Mark (Whiteflyer) and I went to Sheffield yesterday, heres the HUBS building In Sheffield Hallam University,There were lots of modern buildings

HUBS building In Sheffield Hallam University

HUBS building In Sheffield Hallam University

One For Russell Reflections In A Water Globe Sheffield Yorkshire


Thursday, 7 July 2011

We Had A Fab Day Togging In Sheffield

We Had A Fab Day Togging In Sheffield today

Togging A Togger

Mark and I went to Sheffield today for a togging session, had a fab time, we went to Ladybower on the way, unfortunately it was dry, so I may post a few shots of Ladybower like youve never seen it LOL

Anyway one of my best shots from the day, it has a message. look at the sign, can you spot it *** clue at the bottom dont cheat, thanks for looking, look forward to your comments

Mark.Togging The Cutlery Dragon Millennium Galleries Sheffield


***** Look at the sign M S ******


Its his Initials 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

I Have My Letter Sorted Now For Unauthorised Use Of My Images

I Have My Letter Sorted Now For Unauthorised Use Of My Images, all I need do now is collate all my evidence and send it out to the offending websites, 2 friends helped me compile my letter one has a degree in Business Law and the other is a Business consultant, they are going to get the shock of their lives when they receive the letters and invoices for the use of said images

Monday, 4 July 2011

TalkPhotography™ Day 2011 Dilemma


As you know if you have been reading my blog it was TalkPhotography™ Day 2011 on Saturday, Clicky linky to talkphotography.

Im in a dilemma of which image to post for my submission, they are completely different subject one a landscape and the other a macro, which would you choose from below? TIA


Straw Bales Coppull Nr Chorley Lancashire


Coloured Pencil Water Droplet


Saturday, 2 July 2011

More Stolen Images Found

Ive found 37 of my images that have been stolen now, its beyond a joke, its a full time job finding out contact emails, many of the sites are Commercial  travel, travel agents, sports, although I dont do sports so why they used my images I no ideas, newspapers, fruit merchants, and many more, I even found one that someone had used it for a diploma course in the USA, and now their website they are professional wedding and portrait photographers, all making money by using my images, thats just wrong, thats besides the multitude of blogs Ive found using my images,

Ive spent all afternoon and night yesterday, most of the morning and nearly all afternoon today and probably tonight as well, I think I'll need to take an assistant soon

How to search find the image you want to search for, in a new window, then from a separate window click google then Image, drag your image into the search bar and off google goes looking for images that match yours, see image below


Today Its TalkPhotography™ Day 2011

If your not a member of TalkPhotography Please feel free to sign up Clicky Here

TP Menbers Add Your Images Here

The 2011 TalkPhotography day is set to rock!

Date: 2nd of July 2011

The membership of TP has continued to grow and hit amazing levels with people from all walks of life and favourite subject matter. With that in mind the challenge will be to take one picture on the 2nd July 2011 that represents your photographic passion with one image. The subject can be absolutely anything you like so long as it is taken at that specific date. Editing and PP is allowed – the competition has no content boundaries.

TP Day 2010 saw over 100 photographers take part - and this year we want even more! The date has been provided earlier this year so that you can get to planning your day.

Check out the 2010 TP Day Slideshow here!   I (Just Dave)  made the Intro Last year

If your chosen subject allows, it would be great if we could have some shots indicative of the time of day again so that we can have a transition and feeling of time passing through the TP Membership.

If your not a member of TalkPhotography Please feel free to sign up Clicky Here