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Owls

Owls are an ancient and mystical bird, symbolised in many civilisations through human history. They are fearsome hunters and are usually active …

sunny day by the fremlin walk dome

Maidstone

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, situated in the south east of England.  A settlement since ancient times, the town sits on the …

female common darter perched on flower

Dragonflies

Dragonflies are large flying insects of the suborder Anisoptera in the order Odonata. They have two pairs of wings, a pair of large compound …

banded demoiselle damselfly

Damselflies

Damselflies are medium to large sized flying insects with large wings and long bodies. In scientific classification they are placed in the …

male thin abdomen hoverfly

Hoverflies

Hoverflies are a large family of flying insects, many of which mimic the appearance of wasps and bees. The bodies of the flies …

sun peeking from behind loose church spire

Loose Village

Loose village (pronounced “lose”) is situated just off the A229 road near Maidstone. Located in the picturesque Loose Valley it is often referred to …

gold fly eyes

Golden Fly

A shiny golden fly. This is a real insect I spotted sitting on a leaf. I do not know what species of fly …

water rail crouching

Water Rail by the Stream

Some shots of a water rail at Loose Stream near Maidstone in Kent. He was quite an elusive bird to shoot at first. …

head of silver tabby cat

Silver Tabby Cat

A beautiful spotter silver tabby cat, obviously with some pedigree in his genes given the strong face and markings. His appearance shows strong …

necklace of tiny water droplets on plant buds

Tiny Water Droplets on Plants

Tiny water droplets on plants (or anything really) are a photographical area of fascination for me. Why? Because they are a perfect …