Monday, 14 March 2016

My new patch

I am beginning to enjoy my new patch.There are a couple of houses close by and the people living there are most welcoming. While waiting for the shortie to appear the other night this egret rose out of the long grass just 20 metres away so I managed to grab a couple of shots as it flew by.
The shortie appeared a little later but not where it usually hunts but the other side of the road at the back of a barn (courtesy of a local person). So I enjoyed another 10 minutes of its company with a few more good shots.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Shortie round up

I've had mixed fortunes with the shorties over the past few days, mainly the rain and when it was not raining the light was so poor it made photography very difficult. These are a mixture of shots that I did manage.

Surprise, surprise. The shortie was joined by a barn owl which I have discovered is nesting not far away. So it looks as though I am going to be busy over the next couple of months.

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.