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Plant, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

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One new photograph every day 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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908, 2020

Memory Sunday #9

By |August 9th, 2020|Tags: |

Now redundant

Once upon a time people used to write letters on paper and stick stamps on them and entrust them to the postman to deliver – which surprisingly often they did. happily we have more efficient ways to communicate today. This may end up in a museum – one of Her Majesty’s post boxes on a road corner in southern England.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 8 May, 2016
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
808, 2020

Community Centre with Flowers

By |August 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

I usually cringe at the sight of neon-bright “parks floral arrangements” but in mid summer it works quite well in front of the town’s Fritz Farm community centre.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 5 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 14.23mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
708, 2020

Time for Some Music

By |August 7th, 2020|Tags: , |

After the storm …

A few days ago we saw the passage through this area of what started down in the Carolinas as a Tropical Cyclone – bringing high winds and prolonged and torrential rain. The next day, a friend (professional French Hornist) was in the town bandstand rehearsing with colleagues. Added to our morning constitutional.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 5 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 20.41mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
608, 2020

Rich Habitat

By |August 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Mossy Log

When people fell trees and then chip them to make the place look tidy they lose the opportunity to leave a beautiful mossy log to decay and provide habitat for fungi and insects and the small creatures that eat them.

They look nice too.


  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 22 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 32.39mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
508, 2020

Alien Butterfly

By |August 5th, 2020|Tags: , |

European Common Blue

As you can tell form the name, this attractive butterfly did not evolve on this continent. In fact they appeared first about ten years ago at Mirabel Airport a half hour’s drive north of Montreal (so presumably hitched a ride) and seem to like it hereabouts, First seen our garden three or four years ago and caused much confusion until we found about the above as it doesn’t “quite” match any of the small, blue natives. Doesn’t seem to be causing any trouble.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 31 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 218.32mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
408, 2020

Serious Rain

By |August 4th, 2020|Tags: , |

“Blatter”

Fans of the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will be familiar with the lorry-driving rain god and his 92 words for types of rain constantly poured on his head by all the clouds that simply “wanted to water him”. This was the rain type known as heavy blatter.

Quite something.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 60.29mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
308, 2020

Busy Paws

By |August 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Raccoon

Very stormy and wet day so we passed much of it watching the garden and between rainy blatter periods mother raccoon and four youngsters paraded from one patch of vegetation across the pond and into the trees. Always takes time to grab the camera so this is kid number four.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 29 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 174.93mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

Copyright ©

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 2019 for example.

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