Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Kingfisher fun

I had fun taking these pictures. I used my 300mm at a distance of about 35 metres. I framed the bird in the top right hand corner while it hovered, with the camera resting on the hide window sill I waited for the bird to dive into the water. I got four shots off in less than a second, the final one was the splash as it hit the water.
I cropped each picture  as the bird travelled across the frame.
If only it was nearer and the light better, who knows?


  1. Hi Mike! Wonderful shots! It looks like it was travelling at some speed, so you did well to get these spectacular images.

  2. They look great to me Mike!


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.