Sunday, 26 February 2017

Much closer

It was a miserable afternoon but I thought 'What the hell' at my age I might not get another chance so of I went down to the quarry. I parked the car, grabbed my gear and set off to make the climb and as you can see it was well worth it. I would have stayed longer and got a lot more pictures but I was getting wet and at my age it could be disasterous so I decided now that I know it can be done I shall wait till the sun shines.


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    1. Hi Ana, Thats what I thought when I saw it sitting there. Take care.


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.