Tuesday, 15 August 2017

On a high.

Having had various troubles with computer workings, plus (still going on), camera problems  I was getting a bit fed-up. Four years ago I lost the hearing in my left ear because of an infection which was diagnosed too late and was now suffering a similar fate in my right ear, this time it was diagnosed early before too much damage was done but I still needed a hearing aid. Well after waiting eight months for it, today I got it and to celebrate I took my camera out for a walk.
I found this buzzard a couple of days ago just a short distance from my home. He seems to like having his photo taken. These pictures were taken on a camera that Sony's said they were unable to repair as parts were no longer available. I took it to a little shop I know who repaired it for me in 5 minutes with no charge.
They told me that they don't charge for tightening a screw.
This little fellow made my day. With my hearing aid duly fitted I heard it on the fence behind me. I had not seen a whitethroat for about 4 years. A few days off my 80th birthday and it all seems worthwhile.


  1. A good result Mike with the camera and a few cracking efforts for your time.

    1. Thanks Marc, It really was worth the effort.

  2. Hello Mike!:) I'm celebrating with you.:) So glad both you and your camera, are all fixed up, and like old buddies have taken these fine pictures.:)

    1. Thank you Sonjia, It would have cost me about £1000 to replace it and I got it fixed for nothing. Take care, Mike.


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.