Wednesday, 23 July 2014
He paused for a moment when he realised he was being watched.
|Thirst overcame fear and he carried on down to the waters edge for his drink.|
Monday, 21 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
I cropped each picture as the bird travelled across the frame.
If only it was nearer and the light better, who knows?
Monday, 7 July 2014
I spent a couple of hours at the reserve this afternoon. I went with the specific intention of photographing kingfishers, a bit of a risky idea but I thought if I went with a camera set up I might get lucky. Knowing that they probably wouldn't come too close I put my 500 f4 on my full frame A77 so as to give me every chance of a good shot. I hadn't been in the hide for more than 5 minutes when it appeared.
Friday, 4 July 2014
Mike Attwood - Photographer
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- Mike Attwood
- 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.