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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.

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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.