Tag Archive | beautiful

Another Gorgeous Sunset

This time from the cliffs about Watergate Bay, which incidentally where Jamie Oliver has his ‘Fifteen’ restaurant. I wanted to get the top half of the sun over the sea, but that stubborn cloud bank foiled me again! Advertisements

Mating Season for the Large Red Damselfly

Spotted these two going at it on a reed. Fun in the sun.    

Butterfly

Such a little poser wasn’t he. Flashing your proboscis? But we’ve only just met!  

I love lilypads

Quite frankly. I love surface tension tugging at the edges of leaves, and the shapes formed by their reflections. Unfortunately there aren’t any good lilies to go with the pads at the moment, so the palette is distinctly muted.

Images Of Africa Part 7: Palmeries

Morocco exports 1,200,000 tons of dates each year. These dates are grown in vast, winding palmeries that straddle either side of rivers that criss-cross the otherwise barren desert. I found it amazing that such an important and sizable industry is still based on farming methods that have remained essentially unchanged for hundreds if not thousands […]

Images Of Africa Part 6: Insects

One of the aspects of my trip that I had been looking forward to most was the opportunity to photograph wildlife different to that of my home. While it is true that the snakes, camels, apes and lizards were captivating and gorgeous, glimpses of them in the wild were few and far between and thus […]

Images Of Africa Part 3: Twin Orbs In The Desert Of Deserts

Moonrise in the Sahara. Midday in the Sahara.  That life survives in such baking impermanence is a wonder.