Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Pond again

In view of the changing weather conditions today I ventured no further than the village pond. As usual there was lots going on, mainly mallards and canada geese with the odd gull here and there. I sat in the car with my camera on the window ledge when this black-headed gull decided to pose for me just a few yards from the car.
This mallard duckling seemed to be on its own unperturbed by all that was going on around it. I 've seen  many of this size taken by gulls, herons and crows as a meal. I don't think it will be around in the morning.


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.