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Enchanted Woods

Low winter sun provides all the lighting required for these shots.

Images Copyright Dale Rockell

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Woodland Barcode

Trying to be creative in the woods, I used my flash gun on-camera with colour ‘gels’ – actually transparent sweet wrappers, to capture these images.  Someone on Facebook said the featured image looked like a woodland barcode, hence the title of this post.

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Preening

Canada Geese at Cladecote Lake, Milton Keynes.

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Little Visitor

I walked into the kitchen to see this little visitor sitting outside the window.  Thankfully he was still there by the time I’d grabbed my camera and switched to my 300mm lens.

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Sunset at Tiddenfoot

A few shots with my 50mm F/1.8 Canon lens from a recent sunset shoot at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park in Leighton Buzzard.  I love sunset and sunrise, they are special times of the day and a great time to chill out and just be.

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Feeding Time

A flock of Starlings and their young visit the garden to make the most of the freshly stocked food supplies.

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Billie the Eagle Owl

Last, but not least on our recent Feathers and Fur shoot, was the impressive Billie the Eagle Owl.  As she flew between the posts we had the opportunity to sit against the post for either take-off or landing shots.  She took off and disappeared in a small dip in the grass before reappearing, the intensity of her stare and focus looking straight into the lens was absolutely amazing, let alone the way she glided effortlessly across the grass, before landing inches above our heads.  An experience none of us will ever forget.

 

All Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photograhy.

Bluebells in Linslade Wood

Bluebells in Linslade Wood, Leighton Buzzard, equipment used includes my Canon 50mm F/1.8 lens, and kit lens + 10 x magnifier.  Click the link to buy these images as prints from my Photobox Pro Gallery

All Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

South Coast Sunset

Visiting family on the UK south coast, I had a welcome opportunity to try and capture a sunset, those in our part of the UK haven’t really given much of a show this Autumn/Winter.  However, on this ocassion nature didn’t disappoint.  From nearly 200 exposures taken I selected 21 to submit to Alamy, and am extremely pleased that all have been accepted for my stock images.

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December Sunset

Happy New Year everyone!  I’m catching up on processing images taken during the Christmas period, and for the first time this Autumn/Winter I’ve had the chance to capture some decent sunsets.  Here’s a couple of images from the first, taken 29th December at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Leighton Buzzard.

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Late Autumn Woods

Images from Rushmere Country Park, 3rd December 2014.

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Peacock Feather Close Up (Portrait)

Peacock feather up close

Sometimes you have to be grateful your son insists on bringing things home.  These have been accepted for my Alamy Stock Images.

Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

Reflections in the Lake (Portrait)

Reflections

An Autumn morning shoot at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Leighton Buzzard.  I was fortunate that the water was particularly still for a while, providing these clear reflections.

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Sunlit Bulrushes

As I develop my photography I’ve become more observant and patient to get a shot worth taking, and ultimately sharing.  Rather than a camera full of images, I’d rather have a few that I’ve carefully considered.  After watching the cloud build over the lake, I noticed that when the sun broke through, it was lighting up these reeds, and sat for about half an hour waiting for the right moments.  I’m glad to share they they’ve also been accepted by Alamy for stock images.

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Clear Autumn Sky

With clear weather comes the opportunity to show what a polarising filter can do to make the colours pop.

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Autumn’s On The Way

The leaves on the trees are starting to turn, and a little project I’m going to set myself it to capture the changing colours in this Linslade park over the next few weeks.

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Sunburst illumuniates Early Autumn Leaves

Early Autumn Leaves

Canon 50mm lens at F/8.0

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Sunburst illumuniates Early Autumn Leaves

Backlit Early Autumn LeavesAll Images Copyright Dale Rockell Photography

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Above the Canopy

Landscape HDR taken while sitting on the decking of the Rushmere Country Park Lodge & Cafe.

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