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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Kingfisher

 After several fruitless trips to Warnham this year, today I hit the jackpot when having the hide to
myself except for a couple of intellegent observers mum kingfisher came calling. Not sitting on the
post as usual but using the overhanging branches on which to perch.
I managed about 40 shots before she went on her way. These are a couple of the best.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent pics Mike, I'm still yet to get one on the back of the camera!

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  2. Hi Alan, Just been very lucky over the past few weeks.

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  3. Bravo Mike.. Gorgeous pictures.. Cheers!!!..

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    1. Thank you Ana. The sunshine played a big part.

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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.