Monday, 29 May 2017

Peregrines in flight

 These pictures wre taken at a distance of about 350ft so I am very pleased with the results (with a little help from photoshop). They speak highly of my Sony cameras and my 22 year old Sigma 500 lens.
They are taken using my binoculars as a rest on the roof of my car.

This one I had the camera trained on the sitting bird when the other flew in almost hitting its mate.


  1. Nice work Mike.

    I watched adults feeding a youngster while we were in Greece BUT too far away for the lens.

    1. Thanks Frank, Its tricky photography, about 1 in 10 shots are worth keeping.

  2. For that range of shot, they have come out extremely well.

    1. Thanks Marc, They are so far away the locals didn't know they were there.


Mike Attwood - Photographer

About Me

My photo
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.