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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Kingfisher again

With the sun emerging this afternoon I went to the reserve earlier than usual to see if I could
catch a kingfisher on the post before the shadow from the hide covered it. I was rewarded 
almost immediately when junior arrived. I had the hide to myself for twenty minutes or so as 
she had her tea. 
     Didn't have too much trouble finding herself a snack.
She looks quite smug with herself after her tea. She left soon after and didn't return in the
next hour when I left after spending that time in the company of a couple of friends which I
hadn't seen for some time. So, Sue and Bill, this is what you missed.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely shots again Mike! On alert in the first, rewarded in the second, and smug in the third! Well done!

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    1. Thankyou Breathtaking, I couldn't have named them any better.

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  2. Thanks Alan, It wasn't that long ago that I was saying what a lousy year I was having.

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  3. Stunning images of the Kingfisher Mike, you obviously remembered to take your camera.
    Sam

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    1. Thanks Sam, At my age I tend to be a bit forgetful but never when it comes to my camera.

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  4. Superb pictures. Good colors and Quality.. Congrats Mike..

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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.