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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The sun shines again



 The sun shone but it was cold when I decided to have a look at Warnham. When I've had spare
 moments over the past few days the weather wasn't good so I took the opportunity this afternoon for
 more practice with my new camera. The capabilties of it I still find remarkable. This shot of the
 cormorant, it was about 50 metres away, hand-held 500m lens with only 1/50th of a second to
 play with. I was delighted with the result.
Shortly after as the sun dropped I found this shoveller. I thought it looked good in the low light but
it has turned out better than I thought. The slow shutter speed has given the sunlight on the water a
magical effect.

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.