Sunday, 19 November 2017

Hedgehogs


A few more hedgehog photos from a couple of weeks a go in the autumn leaves. Hugo, above and below, is an absolute pro at this modelling lark. He knows the angles and looks that people go for :-) Above was used by Springwatch's instagram last week.







This hedgehog above is a little darker, and a little littler... He is a youngster that came to us after being hand reared. Mr T is a real character, and loves a nice bite... takes after our old Gnasher. Another great one for photography though, as you can see. Not shy of the camera at all.



This is my favourite from him, but unfortunately it is out of focus. It works well enough for small size and thumbnails, but that is all. Shame as I like the composition and the leaf that fell on him while we were photographing.





Thanks for looking :-)

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Wildcat Kittens


Our wildcat kittens have grown up fast, and it won't be long until they are moved on to their new homes to aid with the breeding and conservation efforts going on to help try and save our remaining native cat.

Here are a few photos from a few weeks a go of all three of them, all now becoming quite bold and "wildcatty"











Braveheart, above and below, is becoming a favourite. It will be a real shame to see him go... Such a character already, and really trying to be the 'Big vicious" wildcat, just like his dad. He is practising his scowl and hiss as you can see.





And here is his dad, Macavity, above and below... just to show that little Braveheart  has a little way to go yet to perfect both :-)



Thanks for looking :-)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Hugo the Hedgehog

"Hugo" the Hedgehog

Autumn is here, the leaves are falling and beautiful in colour, so as with most years I found some time to take full advantage and take some photos. I have quite a few pictures of our hedgehogs completely surrounded by leaves, and in amongst dried leaves, so this year used some freshly dropped yellow leaves.

We found a spot just next to our fox enclosure with a patch of grass and some lovely coloured leaves. Not too many, but enough to show a hint. The spot was perfect for a bit of back light too. "Hugo" the hedgehog was the model for the afternoon, and he was a star as always!






After a few autumnal photos, we took Hugo to a clean bit of grass for some very simple portraits... all for the office stock library.





Thanks for looking :-)