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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Kingfisher co-operation

This is what I was after and the kingfisher co-operated. He did his hovering act much closer to me (still not near enough). After a lot of perching and fishing which enabled me to get a few more pictures he hovered about 35 metres from me. For the technically minded, 300mm, 500th sec.and hand-held.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful capture Mike! I like that the Kingfisher image is small, as it gives a better idea of it's surroundings. The last time I saw a Kingfisher hovering like that was over 60yrs ago!:)

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking. Oh dear, now you have given away your age.

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  2. Great shot Mike. The hover was certainly worth the bovver!!

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  3. Thanks Phil, You know my motto - must do better. I shall, because I am a kingfisher addict.

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  4. Well done Mike .. your continued patience paid off.

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    1. I don't know whether its patience or laziness

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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.