Sunday, 14 August 2016


The herons on our village pond are quite used to the traffic noise and passers-by and so are very obliging when it comes to being photographed. I don't know why they are called grey herons because these are most certainly blue.
Strange pose of this one, it had spotted a goldfish,(there are several in the pond) and he appeared to get annoyed with it. By the angle of its foot I thought it might going to stamp on it.
With the angle of the setting sun reflecting off the water gave the appearance of an actor in front of the stage footlights.
This one is an actor playing the part of a swan.


  1. Good morning Mike!:) Ha ha!! that last shot does look like he's posing like a swan, and the shot with the raised foot and hair is a curious pose indeed. All very good images with nice lighting. Best Regards.

    1. Hi Sonjia, He's quite a character and loves posing for the camera.

  2. Hello Mike!:) Your sweet story about the Little Owl was so touching. It's really not so amazing how he remembered you, because the more I learn about animals, and now birds, the more I realize that they have feelings not unlike our own, and your kindness to the Little Owl was remembered. I can imagine how much you enjoyed your time with him. Thank you for telling me about it.:)


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.