Martin Down nature reserve

This selection of photo’s are from two visits to Martin Down nature reserve in June, and comprises of a mixture of macro and wildlife. The first time I took my Olympus camera & 60mm macro lens but there was very little about apart from a few Common Blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) and Forester moths (Adscita statices).

Common Blue butterfly
Common Blue butterfly
Common Blue butterfly II
Common Blue butterfly II
Forester moth
Forester moth

However I did see quite a few birds on the walk around the reserve and so decided to go back the following day with my Canon camera & 100-400 lens. This proved to be a much more succesful day, getting photo’s of the Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), Linnet (Carduelis cannabina), Skylark (Alauda arvensis), and a Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita).

My brother kindly gave me his Canon EF500mm f/4 lens for part of the walk around the reserve and the shot of the singing skylark, the featured image of this post, was with this lens.

Singing Yellowhammer
Singing Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer
Linnet
Linnet
Singing Skylark
Singing Skylark
Singing Chiffchaff
Singing Chiffchaff

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

2 thoughts on “Martin Down nature reserve

  • November 24, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Lovely shots – good variety of birds and insects

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