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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Short eared owl

Changing light late in the afternoon makes it difficult to photograph.
Never sits still for long.

This is its favourite perch.
A magpie gave it a bit of hassle but not for long.

8 comments:

  1. Hello Mike!:) Glad to see you posting again. I hope you are nicely settled in your new home, and all is well.

    This is a delightful series of the Short eared Owl. All wonderful captures, and now you know where his favourite perch can be found, I exspect ther will be more photos to follow. I hope so!:)

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    1. Hi Sonjia,
      Nicely settling in, still plenty to do. As you can see I am finding a bit of time to get out and take a few snaps. I am delighted with finding the shortie.
      Regards Mike

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  2. Ohhh I love them.. Nice series of pics.. Congrats Mike..

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    1. I love them too Ana, I now realize I have three.
      Regards Mike

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  3. Superb post Mike,love your last shot.
    John.

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    1. Thankyou John, The last one is my favourite too.

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  4. Nice set of Shortie shots Mike.

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    1. Thanks Phil, No doubt there will be more over the next couple of weeks.

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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.