I’ve dabbled with handmade greeting cards over the past few years for friends and family but it was about time I started to produce these on a more commercial basis. Well it’s now happened and the first 10 greeting cards are available to buy directly from myself. The designs are listed below:
Portraits from left to right:
IBP001 Red Fox
IBP004 Red Kite
IBP005 Red Squirrel
IBP006 Bornean Orangutan
Landscapes from left to right
IBP007 St Michael’s Mount
IBP008 Pink-footed Geese
IBP009 Borneo Sunset
IBP010 Great Malvern Priory
Cost: £2.00 plus p&p
The front image is sized A5 (half of an A4)
Printed on thick 300gsm card with a soft silk finish and luxury white envelope.
All cards are left blank inside for your own message.
They are really excellent quality and I’m very proud to add them to my product collection. If you would like to order any of these designs either contact me directly or go to my website in the gallery section under Greeting Cards.
One from the weekend at a falconry centre where a green background just didn’t cut it. I decided to use a grey barn door behind the Peregrine Falcon as it acted as a very effective stormy cloud backdrop.
Canon 5D Mk3 with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS and Canon 1.4x III teleconverter.
I’m sitting here writing this as a very happy person.
Wanting to do a bit of birdwatching this afternoon I decided to do a migration watch from the garden. The sun was quite hot so I thought it was good conditions for migratory birds of prey. Sitting in the garden for an hour I had a single Peregrine being mobbed by a Kestrel, which I’m presuming is one from the Peregrine pair in Birmingham. A Sparrowhawk flew through the garden made another bird of prey. This was followed by 2 Buzzards catching a thermal but they were lost to view after about 2 minutes. Relocating the 2 Buzzards again there was a third bird that had joined them. This bird was slightly larger, noticeably longer winged and white underneath. An Osprey!! Grabbing my camera very quickly, I managed to get some very distant (and I mean distant!!) record shots of the individual. Blowing the images up to 200%, I made out the slivery pattern on the upperwing and a lack of a sub terminal band on the tail making this a juvenile Osprey! Fantastic! Another tick for the garden bringing the total up to 69! I wonder what the next garden tick will be…
For all those that have missed the previous post, I am running a great day photographing birds of prey at the Barn Owl Centre, Gloucestershire on Sunday 6th October.
Please see my previous post for the details here: BIRD OF PREY WORKSHOPS
If anyone is interested please get in touch with me.
A few days ago I posted about my new bird of prey photography workshops. For those who have expressed interest already here are the details. If you are interested in this great workshop please contact me using this link here: CONTACT IAN
Here is the advertisement:
With some very recent meetings I’m pleased to announce that I am now offering Bird of Prey photography workshops in Gloucestershire.
Five hours + five species = lots of great images.
Watch this space for more details or contact me for more information here: CONTACT IAN
This little character just stared at me for about half an hour whilst I was sitting in a hide that I had setup to photograph these Little Owls.
Little Owl, Athene noctua, Worcestershire, June, 2008.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.