Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Kingfisher in the sun

 Not having seen the kingfisher for couple of days I took a walk at Warnham LNR and 
enjoy the autumn sunshine, and the sun did shine on the kingfisher. She (I am now
sure that it is a juvenile female) visited the posts several times and allowed me to take 
several  hundred shots of which these are a couple of the best.
 She looked at her best in the sunshine,
Got a bit ruffled after a quick dip.
This shot although it is nowhere near perfect is my pride and joy. This one 
celebrates my 76th year, hand-held with my trusty 500m F4 Sigma (18 years old) and
weighing in at about 3kilos. Hefty old lump and it makes my arms ache a bit but I don't
go anywhere without it.


  1. Hi Mike! So sorry to have missed this post, especially since it was your birthday. A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.:) You are taking some splendid photos of the Kingfisher.

    1. Hi Breathtaking, Thankyou for the birthday wish. It was in fact a couple of weeks ago. I was having a little celebration with my wildlife 'friends' and quite a few turned up too.


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.