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This is essentially a site to bring together the numerous photographs I take whilst out birding in, primarily, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and, occasionally, Warwickshire. However, it's also been an opportunity to catalogue my work in ceramics (2009-2012).

The range in quality of photographs on this site reflects the variation in the opportunities I've had. Sometimes it's more about the memory/record than the quality. If you're after just the better shots, click on best of the bunch (BOTB) or head to my Flickr site.

A selection of my Latest Photos is shown below. Clicking on an image will open up the gallery where it's located. 

If you'd like to contact me, please feel free to email:Email Me.

My last update here was March 2015. For the moment, that is unlikely to change.

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"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven." Emily Dickinson

My Perspective

Not that it matters too much but I see photography as another means of observation and a way of expressing and sharing my love of birds with others. Plumage and behaviour, which can move out of sight or be missed in a split second, is frozen in time for me to study and enjoy for as long as I like. Creating an image or series of images which reflects the beauty, character or behaviour of a species is always satisfying: hopefully, something of the pleasure I gain from birds is somehow accessible to others to share and enjoy.

Camera/Lens Information

I currently use a micro-four thirds (m4/3) set-up, Panasonic DMC-G3 with 100-300mm lens. I also occasionally make use of a bridge camera, Panasonic DMC-FZ150 with x1.7 teleconverter. This is useful for situations where the m4/3 kit doesn't have the reach or necessary capabilities. Historically, my first birding camera was a Panasonic DMC-FZ8, which I used from 2007 until August 2010, when I switched to the m4/3 set-up. All Exif data is available for my images.