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Friday, 12 October 2012

Osprey

After a week of frustration, computer problems and poor internet connection all is now well. I managed to see the osprey a couple of times during the week but on both occasions the light was extremely poor, but once again with the help of photoshop I was able to salvage something. Who knows what today will bring.
Out of sight over the top of the hide one minute, next minute in the water not 5 metres away.

I always thought they were shy birds that kept away from man but this one was quite a show off in front of many eyes and the clicking of cameras.

Success, wins herself a tastey little snack.

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Mike Attwood - Photographer

About Me

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.