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Plant, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

Simply photographs,, occasionally with a brief comment.. Most are of botanical, wildlife and landscape subjects. This is not a business. but please read the copyright notice at the foot of the page..

Richard Gregson PhD MPhil CBiol FRSB


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Contact: greenbirding@gmail.com

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708, 2021

Changes are Coming

August 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Merging Websites

I have run this photography-focussed website in parallel to my main web journal at https://sparroworks.ca for some years. After months of dithering and experimenting it is time to make changes. Henceforth I will be posting the blog-style, minimal text, featured photographs that have appeared here on the other site alongside occasional articles about wildlife and gardening for wildlife. There is considerable overlap in subject matter anyway..

This site won’t go away, though. You can still come here for a gentle browse through the archives if you wish. It will reappear later this year in the form of a gallery of thematic albums. There are design features to be considered.

For those of you who have subscribed to this site (thank you) and who receive a weekly digest of new posts in your email on a Sunday I would like to invite you to subscribe to the Journal (unless you already do, of course). You can do that via the following link … and thanks for your interest.

https://sparroworks.ca/newsletter/


108, 2021

Cracking Hummer

August 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I have been lurking near these flowers for several days while Hummers come and go before I can grab the camera. Perseverance works – finally nailed it today as this fellow stayed long enough for his portrait to be taken and allowed retime to fiddle with the camera settings too. Feeling quite proud of this one if I do say so myself ;)

The flowers are Mexican Cigar Plants (Kuphea sp.) and seem to be even more of a Hummingbird magnet than even Monarda.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 1 August, 2021
  • Focal length: 124.94000246396mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
3007, 2021

Great Spangled Fritillary

July 30th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

To help with the Nature Conservancy Of Canada five nation; “Bioblitz” we spent some time in Arboretum identifying species … this was one of the stars. Their caterpillars grow on wild violets on the edges of woodland.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 30 July, 2021
  • Focal length: 174.9299926308mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
2507, 2021

Midnight Garden

July 25th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“A habit of solitude in early childhood is not easily broken. Indeed, it may prove lifelong.”
― Philippa Pearce, Tom’s Midnight Garden

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 24 July, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -2EV
  • Focal length: 10.4mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s

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All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share and use any of these images, but for non-commercial purposes only and you may not alter them without permission. If you wish to use any image commercially please contact me to discuss terms and licensing.

You should also show attribution – such as © Richard Gregson 2021 for example.

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