Thursday, 14 August 2014

Bad light nearly stopped play

 Once again when the kingfishers performed the light was poor but with a bit of messing about in photoshop I was able to do a pretty good rescue job.
These shots were taken on three different trips to the post. I got them in the usual way of focusing on the post and waiting for the bird to fly into shot. One eye on the viewfinder and the other watching the bird.
I was lucky enough to get this one after catching a fish. One day the light will be perfect and I will get perfection.


  1. Beautiful sequence of this beloved bird ... Greetings

    1. Thank you Ana. One day the sun will shine, and, who knows?

  2. Hi Mike!:) If it wasn't for the fish in the last shot, I would have thought they were all taken in sequence on the same day, if ofourse you had'nt explained how you took them. You did a good job!

    1. Hi Breathtaking, It was four minutes of pure magic, I took over eighty pics of which these were the best.


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.