Thursday, 6 April 2017

Peregrine update.

I have been experimenting with my Sony A77 with various settings. It has a built-in 2 time coverter to which I have added a 1.4  converter on a 3/4 lens and on a full frame camera it works out at something like 40 times magnification. These shots are the result. The camera laid on the roof of my car propped up on my binoculars. The bird was over 200m away.
This is the female which I understand is a young inexperienced bird and it is likely to have abandoned the nest because of the many corvids interfering. We shall just have to wait and see.
In the meantime I will make regular checks on them and keep my fingers crossed.

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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.