Friday, 11 October 2013

Serious addiction

 This is getting serious, I can't seem to stop photographing kingfishers. This post it is on is on the far
 bank of the pond which is one of its favourite perches, often sitting there unnoticed, needing
 binoculars to see it.
 There are five posts stretching away from the hide, this is the third and quite within range of my 500m lens.
This is the second post. at this point it starts getting twitchy and doesn't stay for long. Rarely does
sit on the first post which is only three metres from the hide, when it does it never stay's more
 than a few seconds and any movement or noise and it is gone.


  1. My name is Mike.......and I'm a Kingfisherolic! Nice images of a great bird.

  2. Super shots Mike! I often forget how small these beautiful birds are.It's always a treat to see them here.

  3. Thanks Breathtaking. Thanks Kevin, All the time it continues to sit for me I shall keep snapping. It is addictive.


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.