ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴅᴏᴅsᴏɴ 🇬🇧 London, 20🇬🇧
Award Winning Wildlife Photographer
📷 Canon 1DX MKii | 300mm f2.8 ii | 500mm f4 ii
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Are you living or just existing? 🦌
5,6926622 January, 2019
Today i managed to get my first good image of a Kingfisher and the shocking part is without the use of a hide. I was surprised how close i was to it out in the open. It kept flying off and coming back, it didn't seem to mind my presence at all. The weather imo isn't the best, harsh sunlight is always annoying so i will be back at a later date to try and get some more images! Hopefully on a day that's cloudy for that nice diffused light 😁👍I felt it was worth posting anyway! #kingfisher
2,1487420 January, 2019
A fine stag keeping a good eye on me while he guards his harem. He had around 20 hinds with him but always made sure to look back at me making sure i didn't interfere with them. Of course i kept my distance and used my trusty 500mm lens to make sure i were at a safe distance. 🦌
4,0143118 January, 2019
I miss mornings like this 😫 The mornings with slight frost making the horrible brown bracken less horrible. I hope we get more mornings like this soon, im really struggling to get any good images.🦌
6,2899516 January, 2019
Something a little different. Its nice to see the little egrets have returned but getting remotely close to them is beyond difficult even with a 700mm lens. This image was taken just after sunset on a cloudy day last week which meant shooting at ISO 6400. When i saw the egret flying past i quickly dialed my shutter speed to 1/1000th of a second to ensure i had a good chance at getting a sharp image. What i like most is that it made the tree's in the background much darker giving it this natural black and white look.
1,8605414 January, 2019
The other day was my 2 year anniversary of doing photography and Instagram! The funny thing is i still don't know how to properly use a camera 🤣🤷♂️ Anyway im still waiting for the damn snow to arrive! Heard that it might be here at the end of the month so im really looking forward to it! Going to have to work pretty hard to get some cool new shots though 🦌 Have a wonderful weekend! 💙
5,4876811 January, 2019
A young stag showing his affection towards a tree.. well not exactly but that's what i thought it looked like. Just a stag using a tree to scratch himself. As much as i like portrait images i much prefer images that are different and show off some characteristics/behaviour of the deer, its very rare that i see anything interesting happen though. 🦌
15,7493119 January, 2019
I know you all hate herons so here's another one 😁 Taken on new years day! Its been the only image this year that's been any good. The day started off crap, i couldn't get a good deer image to save my life. Eventually i saw this heron come into land and crept up towards him. To achieve this image i went above and beyond what i would do normally. I pushed myself mentally to try something new, i put both legs and feet into the stream/river which meant getting covered in mud. At one point my boots were stuck and it was quite difficult to move around. I used the reeds to create a nice diffused foreground. I realise as a photographer i need to push myself more and get out of my comfort zone in order to get the images that i wouldn't be able to otherwise & In order to grow as a photographer. I had no clue if getting in the water was going to help or improve the image but i gave it a damn good try. Honestly id say its one of my best heron image's not only because i think it looks good but because i pushed myself to get the image. The story behind it creates the image for me. What i did was nothing special and i know others could to it with ease but what matters most to me was the fact i was prepared to put my own comfort to the side and get soaked and muddy in the 8 degrees weather in order to get an image that could have been a waste of time.
3,236997 January, 2019
Taken a few weeks back on the same day i encountered the fox, Was hoping for a better sunrise this day but sadly there were too many clouds 😢 I worked with what i had and this was one of the images i got, i found it quite hard to get images at this time as there wasn't much light so i couldn't keep my ISO low. I noticed quickly that i could see the deers breath, this was something i was trying to include but even that was hard to do. I managed to include some but it isn't the look i was going after. 🦌
6,345744 January, 2019
First post in 2019! This image was taken on Christmas eve 2018 🤗 as you can see this style of image isn't something ive done before. It was taken as the sun was setting and i quite liked how the sun had hit on the side of his face. What you dont see in this image is before i took this he was resting on the floor with his eyes closed 😴 he knew he had a long night ahead of him 😉🎄🎁🎅🦌
13,9761602 January, 2019
Oh 2018! What a year that's been. As a year comes to an end we usually take time to reflect on how it went and what we've achieved. Realistically speaking, I haven't achieved anything this year but that's ok! Perhaps you haven't either but understand that its ok if you haven't. Aslong as you're happy living your life that's all that matters.
I wish you all a wonderful start and ending to 2019! For me its just another year photographing deer, unless an opportunity arises otherwise 🦌 Thank you for your continued support.
🎉 Happy New Year! 🎉
4,4228631 December, 2018
What a crazy f***ing year that's been 🤣 Probably not the image you wanted to see but i felt it was a good one to finish the year off being as this will be my last deer image of 2018! I was surprised to see this stag still trying to get it on with the other deer, this image was taken at the beginning of December. They normally mate during the rutting season which has been and gone. Before they started to do this both of them would rub their heads together and even rest their heads on eachothers back. It really looked like they were in love, not once have i seen anything like it. They say the best type of images are ones with emotion in them, this one counts right? 🦌