Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer: Blog http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C)Orwin Photography 2018 (Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:36:00 GMT Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:36:00 GMT http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u709162755-o608016146-50.jpg Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer: Blog http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog 120 80 Wildlife Garden http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/wildlife-garden Wildlife Garden

We have been renting for the last few years and having just moved jobs, we have finally bought our own house. Its taken a while finding the right house that fits our check list, like open views, in the countryside, garden and possibly a garden with stream at the end. Well we got everything except to stream at the end of the garden. The garden as you can see was a blank canvas to start from.

Yes those are empty bird feeders but they were straight out of the removal lorry. We had started planning the garden before we even had the offer accepted, although there was only a day between seeing the house and putting the offer in and it being accepted. It was then the pacing the floor began before we could move in and start. The plans have not changed much from the first draft.

We have now marked out the garden. Green garden string against green grass does not show up well in the photo, so excuse the photoshopping. The first thing we had decided was that we wanted a pond, this might replace the fact of not having a stream at the bottom of the garden with otters swimming in it. Not that I am envious of these wildlife photographers and presenters who can wonder down their garden and see otters.

The other main area was a veg and fruit plot that we could grow apples and other fruit and veg. No not quite the "Good Life" of being totally self sufficient. But a chance to have some fresh fruit and veg. The flower bed will have only plants that attract wildlife or feed wildlife in some way. Around the pond we plan a small wild flower meadow. (Meadow is an over statement, more a small strip of wild flower and grass area). The first job before starting on the pond has been to lay paving slabs down to be able to walk up to the shed in the rain and not get muddy feet. The first compost bin is in place now as well. We went for a wooden one as the plastic ones are not the most pleasing to look at. Although they will be hidden from the house by some trellis that we plan to grow the apple trees one.

As you can see the area of the pond is going to some clearing first. I started reading Mike Dilger The One Show Naturalist book My Garden and other animal while on holiday which was making me want to get back to my garden and work on it. So time to get out in the garden and continue with the next stage so I can bore you with were we are up to.

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Dilger Luke Mike Orwin Orwin Photography Photography bed bird feeder flower flowers garden gardening nature otters pond wildlife http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/wildlife-garden Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:35:48 GMT
Red Squirrels in the Yorkshire Dales http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/red-squirrels-in-the-yorkshire-dales I recently spent some time over in the Yorkshire Dales and while there I made use of WildDales Photography Red squirrel  reflection pool hide. Having recently seen that Prince Harry visited Northumbria and did not see any red squirrels I think he should head to the Yorkshire Dales as there was no end of red squirrel. The squirrels were not scared either by noise or when Simon or Sarah came to put more nuts out for them. Some of the time time the problem was the squirrels where just to close. Not all the visitors to the reflection pool were squirrels, these pheasants made use of a easy meal. And this one. After the pheasants had move on the squirrels did move to the end of the pool and posed for some photos. What was a challenge was trying to photograph the squirrels jumping But I did manage one shot. Having seen where they jumped I had manually focused on the area. As you can from the next shot that meant that a slight change in the camera angle and only part of the jump was in focus.

More photographs on the gallery

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Nikon Orwin Photography Photography Yorkshire dales hawes hide mammal red squirrel squirrels wild wildlife http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/red-squirrels-in-the-yorkshire-dales Sun, 08 Mar 2015 18:26:12 GMT
More Osprey http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/more-osprey Just added more photos from my recent Osprey Photography to the site. So check them out in the Gallery. Here is just a few of them

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Aviemore Bird Photography Fine Art Prints Orwin Photography Osprey Osprey Photography Photography Wall art Wildlife Photographer Wildlife Photography wildlife http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/more-osprey Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:04:02 GMT
Osprey Photography http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/osprey-photography I have just had an amazing time up in Aviemore with Andy Rouse photographing Osprey. Three mornings of getting up at 3:30am just to have the coffee before heading to the hides to await the Ospreys to arrive. We also had two evenings in the hides. We had some great spotters who were caught in the pouring rain to inform us when an Osprey was circling and then diving. Great guidance was given by Andy. If your interested in knowing more check out Andy Rouses blog by clicking here. OspreyOsprey fishing Osprey Fishing Master fisherOsprey fishing in Aviemore More photos in the gallery here

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Andy Aviemore Nikon Orwin Photography Osprey Photography Rouse Scotland Wildlife photographer photography wildlife http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/osprey-photography Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:13:39 GMT
Professional Fisher http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/professional-fisher Headed to Tophill Low the other day and was lucky enough to see this kingfisher from one of their hides. Please note that I was at a nature reserve and open to the public. Unfortunately I am still only using a Nikon D3 with 70-200mm lens and 2x converter.

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Driffield England Kingfisher Low Nature Nikon Orwin Photography Tophill photography wildlife http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/professional-fisher Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:37:30 GMT
Watching me watching you http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/watching-me-watching-you Should of been visit a friend today but to unwell. So popped to see if Little Owls were around today between me gardening and cutting grass.

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Nikon Orwin Photography little owl http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/watching-me-watching-you Fri, 16 May 2014 21:18:10 GMT
Hole in one http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/hole-in-one Late out this morning. Bed was warm and cosy and the sky looked like rain. But did get out bit after 9am. Got to the Little Owl site and parked up. As I arrived spotted owl flying away from usual tree it perches in. Sat for a while keeping watch on normal tree while out of the corner of my eye trying to watch for movement where I thought it had flown to. After a while I saw it fly to near by post which I tried quickly focusing but it had flown off again. It headed to the ground where I could not see. After looking around to see if I could see  the other Little Owl I spotted it in the base of the tree.

My reaction time is to slow.

 

The shot that made me smile.

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Nikon little owl http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/hole-in-one Sun, 11 May 2014 20:22:23 GMT
The start of the New Blog on my Wildlife Photography http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/the-start-of-the-new-blog-on-my-wildlife-photography So the journey begins in becoming a better Wildlife Photographer.

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/the-start-of-the-new-blog-on-my-wildlife-photography Fri, 09 May 2014 21:35:31 GMT
Weekend of Wildlife http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/weekend-of-wildlife Just had a great weekend of wildlife photography. I have a couple of Little Owls I have near here which has become a project to document them and at the same time get me out doing more photography to build up my skills.

I was also out at Tophill Low nature reserve and saw an amazing variety of wildlife. Although not getting to many good photographs. This Marsh Harrier teasing me with being just to far away for a clear photograph using a Nikon D3 with 70-200mm lens and 2x converter. The light level was low so I had to increase the ISO to about 1600 which made the image grainy when enlarged. Also found the auto focus on the slow side. This Water Vole was more co-operative as it was swimming just in front of the hide.

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(Orwin Photography, Commercial, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer) Orwin photography, Water Vole, Marsh Harrier, Nikon, Wildlife, Tophill Low http://www.orwinphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/weekend-of-wildlife Fri, 09 May 2014 21:03:16 GMT