Friday, 2 June 2017

Barn owl

While I sit in the car watching and photographing the peregrines this is whats happening behind my back on the other side of the road.
I think it has a nest nearby and hunts in the field behind me.
I was so intent on watching the peregrines that I never noticed it, until one evening I saw it in the reflection of my glasses. Now I stand a mirror on the roof of the car so that I can get an advanced warning of it approaching.


  1. Lovely shots and lighting Mike.

  2. Thanks Marc, I made use of the very poor light and a dodgey camera. Mike.


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.