International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s greatest symphony. All across the world people rise early to revel in the sweet sound of birdsong. This was my dawn chorus from my home this morning, which was just beautiful.
The New Big 5 project is an international initiative to create a new big 5 of wildlife. The Big 5 of photography is supported by many of the world’s leading photographers, conservationists and wildlife lovers, working with international wildlife charities and organisations.
Open Cages was established in the UK in 2018 as part of an international initiative to change the world for animals. They are also a member of Animal International, a new coalition of European animal protection organisations focusing on farmed animals.
Making the best of any situation is a real strength and one we are all capably of if we try. As the world now enters a challenging period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus this mindset has never been more important. We are all in this together and must follow the governments guidance.
While the country faces many difficult challenges over the coming months due to the Coronavirus. I wanted to post this slideshow again to hopefully bring a sense of joy to everyone’s lives. Nature is a great healer.
With a slight change in the weather now, and brighter mornings and lighter evenings, it would seem spring is on its way after a long period of storms and wet weather. Warm sunshine lifts the spirits and brings the countryside to life. Spring for me is the best time of year, full of life, action and behaviour within our countryside.
Simplicity is often the key to composing a successful photograph. A well composed image should never look cluttered, and the main focal point or subject should be obvious. When composing an image decide which parts of the scene are most important to you and try hard to exclude any elements that are not, or don’t have a role or detract from the composition you are trying to achieve.
I did an interview not so long ago with Olly Mann for the Modern Mann series of podcasts. It was to help and inspire people from all backgrounds to embrace nature into their lives and to never give up.