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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Bogey bird

All the years that I have been photographing wildlife decent pictures of jays have always eluded me,
Until yesterday, this jay could not have been more co-operative, unfortunately for me it spent most
of the time partly hidden behind a fallen tree, but patience paid off and I got a few good shots.
It looked my way a few times when it heard the camera but carried on eating quite happily. I had a
little trouble getting it to turn its head a bit more so that I could get both eyes evenly.

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    1. Thanks Frank, I am now one contented man.

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  2. The hardest subjects are the most rewarding Mike! Good shots!

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  3. Two great shots Mike:)
    Best Regards,

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking, Wish you well.

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  4. Love Jay.. Great shots Mike.. Regards from Spain..

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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.