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I arrived at the north marsh entrance gates earlier this week, and decided to shoot a video of my day on the marsh. The footage was shot handheld with my DSLR camera – it’s a bit shaky, the runtime is around 25 minutes, and it covers a period from 10am to 5.30pm. Hopefully, this post shows elements of north marsh habitats in greater detail than is possible through stills alone. I hope you find the… Read More

…and hello Wilden Marsh!

Dragonflies are the only insects I have found to photograph in Paphos; they sunbathe on the fence surrounding the the tombs of the kings, which is a world heritage site. Here is a red faced dragonfly I shot today. I wish I had packed a macro lens. I’m flying home tomorrow night. 

It’s another blisteringly hot sunny morning on the path to La Boite 67 bar at the port of Paphos. The only insects I’ve seen on this route all week are a lot dragonflies and a few bee-like flying creatures. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring a macro lens on holiday with me, so I used my nifty-fifty lens again to photograph the Cypriot Dragonflies.   Yesterday I saw a man struggling past the port… Read More

I came across this dragonfly on my way down to the port in Paphos this morning; in fact, there were lots of them flying about. Seeing the dragonflies reminded me of Mike Averill, a Wilden Marsher and Worcestershire’s dragonfly recorder, so I snapped this through my cheap and cheerful nifty-fifty lens for Mike in particular. I’ll take my macro lens with me tomorrow.

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