Followers

Monday, 27 June 2016

Fox and hedgehog

 Not being able to get out much at the moment I still keep an eye on what's going on in my garden. As you can see the fox and hedgehog are still regular visitors. Both seem to arrive at about the same time often just ignoring the others presence. Sometimes they bring friends along and on one occasion I had two foxes and three hedgehogs in the garden together. Failed to get them all in one shot.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Peregrines

 It has been fascinating watching the young peregrines mature, growing and learning to fend for themselves. One of them chased a pidgeon for the first time this evening, it lost the race of course, but next time it may be a different matter.



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Chichester peregrines 2

 A juvenille patiently waiting for dad to bring home his supper.
 All four juvenilles together on one of the towers.
 Dad keeping a watchful eye on his family.
Three of them finishing their supper.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Chichester perigrines

The perigrine bug has got to me and I was reminded about the perigrines at Chichester Cathedral. So I joined a couple of friends last evening and was entertained by a family of two adults and four fledglings and what entertainment it was.
 An adult brought home the evening meal, I think the remains of a feral pigeon.
After the kids had eaten their share the adults tidied up.
One adult seemed to take offence at being photographed and tries to put the evil eye on me.
After a good meal a couple of youngsters relax in the evening sun on the cathedral roof.

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.)

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.