As my angling developed into a full blown obsession (1981 onwards), so the requirement of a notebook and camera, as essential items, became established. These items have been with me, in many guises, ever since, whatever my primary interest. I think that I can safely state that it has only been since the introduction of digital imagery that natural history photography has become a realistic pursuit of the guy on the street. To have achieved anything like this using conventional photographic methods and equipment wasn't an option without massive investment and a great deal of technical knowledge.
|White-legged Damselflies - an encounter which can enhance even the dullest day|
|It is only because I derive such pleasure from birds that I make the effort to carry my 170 - 500 mm lens|
|My extension tubes - cheap as chips|
|Honeysuckle Saw-fly - in our garden|
|This "thing" turned up in our garden.|
About 7 cm long (half of which is the ovipositor) - awesome when seen up close.
I don't have any opinion besides the obvious - enjoy the pleasures of looking and discovery.