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Plant, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

Simply photographs,, one a day when worthwhile, with a brief comment – plus (usually) something from my archives to spice up “Memory Sundays”. Most pictures are of botanical, wildlife and landscape subjects. This is not a business. I rarely try to sell images but am always open to offers – and please read the copyright notice at the foot of the page..

Richard Gregson PhD MPhil CBiol FRSB


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2009, 2020

Memory Sunday #15 – The Paps of Jura

By |September 20th, 2020|Tags: , |

The Paps of Jura

This was 1988 on an island-hopping vacation off the west coast of Scotland. We were based on Islay where all the wonderful whisky originates. Jura is the island to the north where only one whisky is made, but a very good one.

Thirty years ago – gosh. Interesting colours from old film stock – how I wish we had digital cameras back then.


1809, 2020

An Ancient Lakeshore

By |September 18th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Once there was the sea …

A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.

This seashore is in the Arboretum.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 16 September, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
1609, 2020

Common Garter Snake

By |September 16th, 2020|Tags: |

Happily moving about in the open getting some rays. This fellow was especially brightly coloured and quite shiny -speculating that it had only recently shed its skin.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 16 September, 2020
  • Focal length: 189.74mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
1409, 2020

Change of Pace …

By |September 14th, 2020|Tags: |

After a summer of publishing one new page a day and, thanks to the C-19 virus) not travelling further than a couple of miles from home to seek inspiration, I am no longer guaranteeing that there will always be one new picture daily. Quality before quantity will be the watchword – but I do have some ideas to work on. Stick with me, if you are signed up to follow this site/blog there will still be a selection posted to you each Sunday.

Not as young as I was either.


1309, 2020

Memory Sunday #14

By |September 13th, 2020|Tags: , |

Loon

British readers will know this bird as a Great Northern Diver but here we know them as Loons, probably because of their maniac laughter calls. The sound of the northwoods it has been described as. For almost twenty years at this time of September we would rent the same cottage at Kenauk and spend the best part of week pottering in the forest boating on the lake, watching birds and harassing beavers … occasionally the odd bear too. This was one of the iconic Loons on the lake back in 2009. We haven’t been there for a while, not since retirement in fact on the basis of get ut while it’s still a good memory (and affordable which it is increasingly less so).  Loons are always special though.


1209, 2020

Big Bunch of Flowers

By |September 12th, 2020|Tags: , , |

New England Asters

This “bunch” of flowers was rescued from an about to be mown roadside last year (we collected a small friend for it yesterday). In the wild it achieved maybe 2 feet in height – this year it is at least twice that. There are a number of forms of this plant which can vary from one foot to six feet tall – what will it achieve in 2021?


  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 9 September, 2020
  • Focal length: 73mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

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