Connor Western

Connor Western Public
20 years old from Cardiff/ Wales.

Passion for Wildlife Film and Photography and a love for travel.

Ultimate dream - to visit Antarctica to see the emperor penguins

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This little dude certainly wanted camera attention
Posted to Wildlife about 1157 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Just a nice walk around Cardiff and you can find many colourful plants and flowers
Posted to Nature about 1157 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Thought I'd go for something different than my usual flower shots
Posted to Just For Fun about 1161 days ago, 0 comment(s)
My trip to Spain resulted in me taking more photos of plants and flowers than actual buildings and sites...who can even tell I went to Spain then?
Posted to Nature about 1163 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Strolling through Bute Park, finding all sorts of plants!
Posted to Nature about 1180 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A lovely day in Wales today deserves some photography work
Posted to Nature about 1186 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Decided to get up close shots of something very regular
Posted to Nature about 1223 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Taken out in Spain, still very cold but a warm feeling from having taken this
Posted to Nature about 1223 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Took this whilst taking a walk in one of the Parks in Wales - Every season has its good times
Posted to Nature about 1223 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Just going through all my photos that I took recently and discovered a whole bunch of Autumn photographs that I had never even edited.
Posted to Autumn about 1249 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Do I need any words for this type of expression? I think not
Posted to Pets and Domestic Animals about 1251 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Taken whilst in Germany, great snow!
Posted to Nature about 1251 days ago, 0 comment(s)
surprisingly those lights behind are stars! well I thought it was pretty cool - taken with Nikon D3300 35mm 1.8 :)
Posted to Nature about 1251 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Anyone else missing the summer colours? not that the winter colours are anything less! :)
Posted to Nature about 1310 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Wandering the park looking for colourful leaves!
Posted to Nature about 1310 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Just a bit of fun with composition, not sure if it works or not! let me know what you think!
Posted to Nature about 1310 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Nice to have a contrast sometimes right?
Posted to Nature about 1312 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Not usually an event photographer but fireworks were just too colourful to resist! CC would be great!
Posted to Live Performances about 1312 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Quite hypnotic in my eyes, reminds me of the Mandelbrot set...anyone else think so?
Posted to Nature about 1312 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Who goes outside when it rains to take photos? If you do, then great, if you don't then you're missing out! droplets of water give such an interesting effect!
Posted to Nature about 1312 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Another studio shot, I think I'm becoming more familiar with this form of photography
Posted to Macro about 1312 days ago, 0 comment(s)
So I recently made a little dark studio, and baving no experience with studio work I thought what best to use it for....Nature woop! so it worked out pretty well i think
Posted to Macro about 1312 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The view from Thornhill in Cardiff/Wales at night, very tranquil and somewhat lonely place to relax
Posted to Astrophotography about 1327 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Totally fascinated with the ancient forest in Wales lately.
Posted to Autumn about 1331 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Well I've been snapping away at a certain location in Wales for some time now, as the trees turn colour and the leaves start to fall. I think that this forest is putting on a beautiful display.
Posted to Autumn about 1331 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Not usually my type of subject in photography, but It suits the atmosphere i experienced today.

The sky was a bright blue and the sun shone through the trees and brought out many different colours of the plants. It was cold, but only in the shade, a sublte cold and the blackbirds of the forest flew over and into the leaves, this was a very peaceful day and to do it justice, all you had to do was walk slowly and admire.

Walking in the ancient forests of Wales, along the pathway with my dog and my Nikon camera in my hand on a beautiful sunny day I walk past quite a few people along the way with their dogs. besides the path there stands many different types of trees which have changed colour due to the season. I stopped and stood under a tree whose leaves were a bright red, I had never seen leaves this beautiful and red before, so as natural I take a few photos and compliment the tree as much as possible in my photographs.
My dog shoots off as he's just spotted another dog coming up the path, this is usual so I didn't become distracted, the other dog dashed over to greet my dog. The owner of the dog stops just beside the tree I'm standing underneath, he looks to be about mid 50's maybe even 60, with a subtle Italian accent but spoke perfect English, he greets my dog with the happiest voice I've ever heard. He looks up at the tree and says "Isn't nature beautiful?" to which I smiled at him and replied "Yeah, I've never seen the leaves so red before"
He continues to look, and says "See, nature can provide you with the best sights, I came here a month ago and the leaves were a bright pink, it was absolutely beautiful" at no point did he stop smiling, behind him walks his other dog, who looks quite old too, the man wished me a good day and continued to walk up the path.

My words probably didn't do this conversation justice, but let me tell you why it was important to me today. The way this guy smiled and spoke, was that of someone who knows the value of everyday life, the way he walked, right down to the way he looked at things, he wasn't in a rush, he greeted everyone with a smile, even the dogs received more of a greeting then the people, the way he spoke was so innocent and kind, the Elderly really are so important, This guy brightened up my day, I felt I didn't even need my camera after that! .

It's a type of kindness that I love to encounter, and what could be a better place for it, so I hope this photograph does the scene justice :)
Posted to Action Shots about 1343 days ago, 1 comment(s)
A bit of selective colour never hurt anyone did it? on a lovely day here, with a nice bit of flare!
Posted to Nature about 1344 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Well a nice scenery doesn't go unnoticed on a good day in Wales!
Posted to Wildlife about 1344 days ago, 1 comment(s)
My dog posing for the camera on the best of days in Wales :)
Posted to Nature about 1344 days ago, 0 comment(s)
So as I lay there on the ground among the dead leaves, in direct sunlight, I grab my camera and point it at the ground, I decide not to look at what im about to shoot...I just let it happen...I release the shutter and am presented with this image, speaks to me in a way and represents just how calm and peaceful that day really was :)
Posted to Nature about 1344 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Just strolling through Cefn Onn Park enjoying the view and the colours on a really nice day
Posted to Wildlife about 1347 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Emerging from the grass, as soon as he saw me..."Time to look good for the camera"
Posted to Nature about 1347 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Saw this little dude at Cefn Onn Park in Wales...he secretly knew i was taking photos and decided to pose :)
Posted to Wildlife about 1348 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Okay before anyone catches me out on the type of reptile this is....I don't know what it is! so my natural instinct is to name it a lizard...if it is indeed a lizard...then i was testing you and I knew all along! caught this little dude in Spain on the wall!
Posted to Nature about 1348 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A peaceful reflection, taken on a nice day in Wales....the sun actually came out that day...
Posted to Nature about 1352 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Well, took me ages but finally captured a falling droplet! never been so excited to capture water doing what it does best...fall to the ground!
Posted to Nature about 1352 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Who knew that certain petals gave this look when the sun beams through it? If you didn't know...then you do now!
Posted to Macro about 1352 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A very dramatic photo of a Welsh cricket/Grasshopper. These are the sort of insects I go looking for in the garden.
Posted to Nature about 1354 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Does anyone else like the tone of this picture? it was a slightly cold evening in Quito/ Ecuador and I caught this Humming Bird mid-flight. Deciding on this shade of colour due to the atmosphere of the city and the way I felt (Which was a huge sense of distance from home and a new world)
Posted to Nature about 1354 days ago, 0 comment(s)
If a dragonfly isn't speeding around then they're taking a long needed break, which is exactly what I like due to how still they stay! caught this little dude in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador
Posted to Wildlife about 1357 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Well this little guy decided to take a break from flying around, and without him knowing it...I was there waiting with my camera, no bird escapes!


Sadly my original RAW photo is buried somewhere in my hard drive so upon request I will find it!
Posted to Wildlife about 1357 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This little dude took me ages to catch! they are so fast and constantly moving, was certainly a challenge to capture him on camera - nonetheless it was very fun to chase for 30mins!
Posted to Nature about 1357 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Well...we all want to see the beautiful face of a stick insect at some point of our lives, so here it is! He was loving every second of this photo-shoot. on the other hand this was taken here in Wales at Roath Park, definitely not the easiest little guy to find!
Posted to Nature about 1357 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Ever been so shocked because someone has just shoved a camera in your face?...this dude knows that feeling all too well...I personally think if he makes such a loud noise in the garden then he deserves to be hunted down ready for a photoshoot.....ladies and gentlemen...here is a shocked cricket for y'all!
Posted to Wildlife about 1358 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This guy was pretty cool to capture out in Ecuador, as his feathers were like sequins, and they were of a very cold tone, he was amoung the fastest to capture and certainly put up a challenge
Posted to Wildlife about 1358 days ago, 1 comment(s)
What's nicer to see in the jungle then the insects having a little catch-up? journeying through the leaves and vegetation to discover that these little guys have taken the time out of their day to relax and enjoy some time together - for the people who are less interested in this manifested story another interesting part about this photo is the transparent wings! a few locals called these butterflies the "Glass-winged butterflies" because you can see right into the background right behind them...not sure if the other insects of the forest minded their little catch up, as I'm sure they were probably being watched.. :)
Posted to Nature about 1358 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Even though the tag gives the animal away, if you'd like to play the guessing game then go ahead and decide what animals eye this is (If it is an animal ;)
Taken here in Wales - Roath Park
Posted to Wildlife about 1359 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Okay before anyone asks...this is at a bird show in Ecuador, if that makes the photo a little less impressive then I apologise...to myself for not having a long enough lens to capture the a wild one! but I thought that this pose for the bird is quite an iconic american image if you think about it ... hope you do.
Posted to Wildlife about 1359 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Well for ages I had been trying to capture some squirrels on camera, but like humming birds, they were always too fast...so I lured them...in the less evil way of putting that...with quavers crisps, then they were in my control and so i captured as many photos as I liked...proud moments
Posted to Wildlife about 1359 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This little dude appeared in my cabin during my stay in the Amazon Rainforest. At first he was a shadow when I opened the door, I was sort of worried it was a massive bird eating spider, but soon after using the flashlight I saw the green pupils in his eyes shrink into a lovely pattern, So what better opportunity did I have to capture the frog?
Posted to Nature about 1361 days ago, 0 comment(s)
During my time in the Amazon (And even before I went) my aim was to capture a Humming Bird on camera, so when I arrived at the cloud forest and saw millions of them I thought this would be the easiest task ever...I was wrong, as these guys wouldn't sit still! always moving faster then a squirrel on coffee! eventually having my camera mounted on the tripod with my 300mm lens sat still looking at one place...a Humming bird landed right on the branch I was looking at, I had exactly less than a second to click the shutter before it would fly away...so this was a lucky shot that for-filled my aim for the holiday.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1361 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Taken at 11pm in Ecuador Cotopaxi region, first time that I have really experimented with Astro-photography, so being my first picture I was kind of impressed and the result spurred on a passion for the night sky for when I returned to Wales.
Posted to Astrophotography about 1363 days ago, 0 comment(s)