Thursday, 5 September 2013

Heron and Kingfisher

That elusive kingfisher. This is the nearest I got to him today. Lots
of sightings but just didn't sit still long enough for a shot.

This heron was much more obliging standing in just the right
spot to make the shot a bit more pleasing.

On the way out of the reserve I had a quick look in kingfisher
hide and caught this heron standing guard on the tern raft.


  1. Congratulations Mike! I would be over the moon if I could get an in flight shot of a kingfisher such as this one:) Have been tracking one all summer for a shot like this without success.Great capture of the heron also, love that first image!

    1. Hi Breathtaking, This kingfisher I have been chasing for about 3 weeks now. I see it most days but will not sit still long enough for me to get the shot.


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.