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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Peregrines

 I know I said I would lay off the peregrines for a while but I am having a bit of camera trouble so I visited the peregrines to do some test shots. I am glad I did because these are what I got. This first shot you can really see the difference in size between the male and female.
Over 100m away and he heard the camera click.
 I think he had something on his mind sitting for quite some time with one talon in the air.
I shall now give them a rest  for a bit and give them a chance to breed.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mike! .. Excellent pictures .. Very good job .. greetings.

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    1. Thank you Ana, I'm struggling a bit at the moment with camera and computer problems but I shall win. Take care, Mike.

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  2. Great shots again Mike. I'm following the Peregrines that are nesting on the Nottingham university building, they have a live stream camera on the nest so you can watch them really closely! http://www4.ntu.ac.uk/sustainability/biodiversity/falcons/index.html

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    1. I do the same on the Chichester peregrines. The pair that I photograph are offspring from them. Take care Mike.

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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.