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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Mum kingfisher

With the rain coming to an end and the sun shining I went for my walk on the reserve today.
After three weeks of watching the youngsters Mum decided to turn up this afternoon. As soon 
as she arrived she caught supper and it had gone before I had chance to get the camera
pointing in her direction.
Unlike the youngsters she prefered to sit in the tree overhanging the water. There were three 
kingfishers about today but Mum was the only one to come near the hide.

4 comments:

  1. Great shots again Mike. Nothing like a Kingfisher to brighten a walk!

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    1. Like London buses Phil, wait around ages for one and two come along together.

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  2. Great captures Mike.. Love kingfisher..

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    1. Thankyou Ana. I have a family of five so I have got a good chance of seeing them on every trip.

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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.