Monday, 8 June 2015

Hedgehogs again

I am afraid I havn't travelled much further with a camera than my garden for quite some time now. Jacque, my partner had suffered for more than twenty years with a liver complaint, she had two massive heart attacks last year and last week had kidney removed so you can see that I havn't had much time for my photography.

Having this little fellow visiting my garden every evening, sometimes with his ladyfriend has given me something to occupy my mind.

I call this one 'Romeo and Juliet' she is the one on the balcony, er! brick.

This is my local fox captured on my trail camera at 0530hrs while I was tucked up in bed. The camera is set between the palings of the fence and he must have spotted the tiny red light on the front.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


 With all the hype on the media lately about the demise of the hedgehog I decided to do my little bit for them. This is Harry who has now become a frequent visitor to my garden. I leave a few titbits for him every evening and he rarely misses his evening patrol of the premises.

He thoroughly enjoys rock climbing on the rockery surrounding the pond.

He has to earn his keep, here he is moving the brick nearer to the pond for me.

After all that work he deserves a drink.

Rain or shine he never fails to turn up for work

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.