Archive for January 8, 2012
In August 2011 I went over to my mums, she was looking after Nancy the African grey parrot.
Nancy is about 8 years old now, when her owner goes on holiday my mum and sister care for her.
She’s a naughty parrot and only takes orders from her owner. Me and my sister took her out of her cage for some exercise and thought it would be a great opportunity for a Nancy photo shoot.
Nancy had other ideas and as I got her out of the cage she gave me a little bite. Once I had stopped the bleeding we got some nice photos of Evil Nancy. She seemed happy that she had managed to bite me.
Took my mum and sister out to Stratford Upon Avon for the day, we went straight to the Butterfly Farm to get some photos. My sister is getting into photography now.
Nice day out, sadly the iguanas didn’t come down to pose for photos. I grabbed a few butterfly photos tho.
I definitely recommend Stratford Butterfly Farm for a photo trip. Get in early tho as it gets quite busy.
Kit I used
50MM Sigma macro lens
SB 600 flash for some of the photos, natural light if possible.
A nice Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto)
Well its been a long time since our summer holiday in Cyprus back in June/ July 2011.
An eventful holiday, going from chilling at the pool to nearly being stranded on an island. *Note to readers don’t expect the people running the boat trips to count you back onto the boat. They just leave without you.
Had some great times at the villa, lovely food, great weather and saw some ok wildlife, highlight was a big black snake living near our villa.
Unfortunately we didn’t have chance / opportunity to take many photos worth posting. Still it was good to have a holiday with friends that probably won’t happen again.
Chilling by the pool