Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Air-to-air Photography – a first attempt

Cessna 152 in flight

Last week I finally managed to achieve some air-to-air photography, something I have been trying to organise for some time.  The aircraft in the photos, and the one I was flying in, is a Cessna 152, a variant of the hugely popular Cessna 150 with a slightly more powerful engine.  Cessna built over 7,500 152s […]


Article in EOS Magazine

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The latest EOS Magazine (Jan – March 2012) includes an article I wrote about using polarising filters.  If I’m completely honest, this article was written some time ago and has been re-worked by Robert Scott: thanks for giving me the credit, Robert, very generous. Well, anyway, the article describes how polarising filters are among the […]


Asian tree hole frogs

Treehole Frog, Metaphrynella pollicaris, Bukit Fraser, Malaysia

This is a short note about a couple of frogs from South East Asia that are rarely seen or photographed. The narrow-mouthed frogs, Microhylidae, include over 300 species in 69 genera, distributed throughout the warmer parts of the world but notably in Madagascar, New Guinea and South East Asia, where diversity within the family is […]


Photographing extinct species

Atelopus ignescens, Paramo near Guaranda, Ecuadorian Andes, now extinct

This is something that none of us ever want to do but, if you photograph enough frogs, sooner or later one of them is likely to become extinct: an estimated 30% of all amphibian species are likely to be lost forever in the next 50 years. For instance, in 1985 on my first trip to […]


Borneo September 2011

Small jumping spider, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

In September I led a small group of eco-tourists to Sabah, Borneo.  This was my fourth trip, although the itinerary has been different each time. On this occasion I stayed on for a short time to visit the Mulu National Park, in Sarawak, which I had not visited before, and the Mount Kinabalu National Park, […]