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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Peregrines yet again

 Yes peregrines again, but you know what its like when you find something special almost on your doorstep you grab the opportunity with both hands. I managed to get the pair in to one shot but I'm still not sure which is which.
 They were quite active for a time this evening, this being the best movement shot. I was using 500mm lens with a 2x's converter on a full frame camera resting on the open window from inside my car. The bird was about 200m away so I was quite pleased with the result.
I promise I will try and find something else to photograph.( I have a friend whose got a tortoise.)

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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.