After a day in the city yesterday I got back to nature this morning, with a stroll through Hatfield Forest. The purpose of my walk was to finalise some shooting locations for my next workshop there, but it was a delightful way to start the working day. Walking a couple of miles along the lush, green rides I barely saw another human, but heard endless birdsong from long tailed tits, buzzards, goldfinches and wrens.
Towards the end of my walk I found some very prickly but colourful thistles, which were attracting the attention of numerous hoverflies. My focus was catching the insects feeding on the flowers, but I struck lucky when I caught an action shot of one coming in to land!
11 July 2019