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Monday, 15 October 2012

Stubborness pays off

For nearly three weeks I have been trying to get some decent shots of the Warnham osprey. The weather and light has been against me on most of my visits and when the light was good and the weather dry there was no osprey, but this afternoon it clicked and this was the result.

I could not have asked for more perfect conditions.

Even the wind was right with the bird flying straight towards me. It hovered not thirty feet from away when I got this shot.

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Mike Attwood - Photographer

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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.