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Monday, 11 August 2014

Kingfisher reflections

After the storm this afternoon I had a little time to spare so I dropped in at Warnham LNR to see if I could snap anything up. Sitting in tern hide with nothing happening several people that were there soon left and left me to my own company. A kingfisher came by and settled on the post and within seconds another decided it was his turn for the fishing post.
A scrap ensued and I grabbed a few shots before they both flew off. The fight scenes were poor by my standards so they were deleted but I kept these two of  one bird leaving the battle zone.

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    1. There was a bit of luck attached to them, Phil.

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  2. Well done - They are always too quick for me!

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    1. Well I do get plenty of practice Kevin.

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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.