Common Blue Butterfly detailOutdoor Photography August 2011

I am delighted to have recently had two of my photographs published in a national magazine for the first time. The double page spread appears in the Reader Gallery section of the August 2011 edition of Outdoor Photography (on sale 7th July), and features two macro shots. The first is of a Common Blue Butterfly taken at Windmill Farm with a Canon 350D in 2008, and the second a female Violet Dropwing taken on the Rio Grande in Andalucia in 2010 with a Canon 400D. The Violet Dropwing fills the page and the reproduction in the magazine is fantastic so I was naturally thrilled!

August 2011 Outdoor Photography coverI have also been very fortunate to have David Chapman write an article for Cornwall Today about me, my new book Insects of Cornwall & the Isles Scilly, and the afternoon we had together at Chyverton Cornwall Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve in preparation for the feature.

The article appears in the July 2011 edition of the magazine and covers 6 pages. David's text is to his usual high standard, being both highly readable & very informative, not least the section on the Chyverton reserve, a fantastic place for insect geeks such as myself! Many of the photographs for my book were taken there.   

My thanks to Delia Trathen who kindly allowed the use of a photograph she had taken of me in the Outdoor Photography feature.

Female Violet Dropwing