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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Peregrines again



I hope you are all not going to get fed-up with my peregrine pictures. The large birds seem to be the only ones surviving in any numbers in my area. My health and age is stopping me from walking too far away from the car or climbing to get nearer to these birds. All my pictures are taken on 3/4 frame 500mm lens on a full frame camera with a built in 2 times converter so you can see its like taking pictures through a high powered telescope. The above pictures the bird was was over 200m away. I rest the camera on the roof of the car the birds can see me but they don't seem to mind

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  1. From that distance, the shots come out very well indeed. Hope they give you many hours in the next few months.

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    1. Thanks Marc, Its great to have something like peregrines to fall back on when the goings not so good.

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  2. Fantastic shots Mike.. Well done. Congrats

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    1. Thankyou Ana, The camera is two years old but the lens is over 20 years, so I think I have got my monies worth out of it. Take care, Mike.

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Mike Attwood - Photographer

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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.