Falmer Wildlife

It’s been a quiet start to the week. Just a couple of photos of the Muscovy ducks from the middle of the day. At least it had stopped raining, though Mrs Muscovy was taking no chances and keeping herself under cover.

Muscovy duck

Mr Muscovy was braving the sunshine and making himself look dapper.

Muscovy duck (male)

Meanwhile, back at work, a small exhibition of some of my photos celebrating wildlife at Falmer went on display. They are part of the University’s ‘Green Week‘ (The University of Brighton is in the top 5 of the University Green League). The aim is to raise awareness of the rich variety of wildlife on our doorstep. It’s been enjoyable pulling together the set of photos and it’s the first time I’ve seen most of them anywhere other than on a computer screen.

'Celebrating Falmer Wildlife

'Celebrating Falmer Wildlife

The exhibition will be on display until the end of the week. Thanks to Ed Bending and Deborah Gibberd for helping organize it all.

Camera note: muscovy photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. Display boards snapped with the EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens.

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  1. Darko February 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    You make excellent photographs, so they deserve to be on display somewhere other than your home computer and Internet. Maybe you might find a publisher and make a photo album of birds and other animals in your area 💡

  2. Words February 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    Darko, publishing is very tough, but I have to say that it was nice to see some of them printed properly. Hopefully they’ll find a home for them now the formal exhibition is over.