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riu

Hi, welcome to my small but growing portfolio (and hopefully improving). I have had an interest in wildlife and the outdoors for many years. As a teenager i often looked in awe at some of the magnificant photographs people were taking. My main passion is working dogs, but wildlife photography is fast catching up !!!! I am in the main self taught, but have been on two Paul Miguel workshops which have proved very benificial, but the learning continues.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look at my Pictures and my brief blog entries.
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  • Autumn mixture

    In recent weeks i have really struggled to get out and about due to a knee problem. October for me is a month i enjoy, the F1 and Moto GP are coming to a grand finale, and the woodlands are in fantastic Autumn colour, wildlife much easier to spot. ...

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    23 Oct 2012 11:26AM | Read

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  • In search of the Yorkshire Osprey

    A week or so ago i was browsing some of my flickr contacts recent uploads when i came across some Osprey shots. I thought very nice !!!! The day later there was more. My first thought was that they must be up in Scotland, then the penny dropped. Thes...

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    12 Sep 2012 8:02PM | Read

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  • A day for Dragonflies

    Today i was set to visit Fairburn ings. With all the gear packed and ready for the off my parents decided to call. So being polite i said that i had nothing planned. Two hours later they went !!!!! Too late for the ings i decided to have a walk ar...

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    22 Aug 2012 7:33PM | Read

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  • Visit to Scotland

    Not posted for a while, its been a very busy time with a wedding to attend in Cuba, lots going on at work and a very ill cocker that as now past away. RIP Ellie. Just visited Scotland, Wigtown to be exact. Was expecting to get a sight of the Wigto...

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    18 Aug 2012 11:37AM | Read

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  • First outing for a while

    Well due to work and my daughter getting married i have not been out for a while. Today i decided to brave the weather and visit Fairburn ings. I spent a couple of hours, in that time i saw Marsh Harriers, Hobby, Kingfishers, a family of 6 Jays and m...

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    5 Jul 2012 8:43PM | Read

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  • Another First

    Today i was hoping to visit Blacktoff sands near Goole with the hope of getting a shot of the Marsh Harriers. However the weather as been appaling so i decided not to bother. If this is a drought as some water authorities are saying, then it must b...

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    23 Apr 2012 10:09PM | Read

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  • Out again at last

    Been over a month or so since i went out with the camera, Work !!!!! always gets in the way. Anyway last week i decided to take the plunge and go the prime lens route. Managed to drop on a superb Canon 400 5.6L. So today i ventured to Fairburn ing...

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    13 Apr 2012 9:05PM | Read

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  • Trip to Old Moor

    Today i decided to go a little further a field in my search for my first photo of a Long Tailed Tit. After asking for advice on where i might find a place on another forum, i set off to visit the RSPB Old Moor centre near Sheffield. Once again my ea...

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    22 Feb 2012 2:56PM | Read

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  • Another trip to Fairburn

    Did n't think i would get addicted to photography like this, day off today so i made another trip over to Fairburn ings. Arrived nice and early,too early as the place was closed!!! After a ten minute wait or so the car park gates were eventually op...

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    17 Feb 2012 3:37PM | Read

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  • Latest outing

    Today i thought i would try Fairburn ings. Weather cold,windy and light was not too good, and school holidays!!!! However i managed to get a few decent shots for the portfolio. I saw several birds that i was n't sure what they were, so all in all no...

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    16 Feb 2012 4:16PM | Read

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  • Couple of shots for record

    Well my bird photography seems to be going well. I think i have started to look at shots diffently than before, this i believe shows in the recent pictures. Whilst out the other day, i never thought i would see either a Kingfisher or Brambling, what...

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    11 Feb 2012 7:51PM | Read

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  • What a week i've had

    Well after making a decision to concentrate on wildlife photography in a week i have managed to see and photograph:- Goldfinch - decent shot Brambling - shot for the record Tree Sparrows- decent shot Greenfinch-decent shot Nuthatches- decent s...

    10 Feb 2012 9:43PM | Read

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  • Wildlife it is

    After about 18 months of trying varying types of photography i have finally decided that wildlife is the thing for me. I fully appreciate the beauty of fine art and landscape photography, and also the skill that goes with it, but for me the uncer...

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    8 Feb 2012 8:27AM | Read

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  • Venturing into the world of bird photography

    Friday 3/2/11 my first real attempt at wild bird photography. Met up with Paul Miguel (my mentor for the day), the day was clear and cold. Paul took me to a place where we hoped to see Nuthatches, Coal tit, Robins and hopefully Jays. After Paul fe...

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    5 Feb 2012 11:39AM | Read

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