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.
Since I became a freelance photographer, I have been visiting RSPB, Wildlife trusts, nature groups and camera clubs presenting my work in the form of digital slideshows.
I have just updated a new page for this blog purely for details on my talks.
If you know of any group within the UK (or abroad) who is after any speakers for your clubs then please ask them to get in touch. They can get in touch with me directly here: http://www.ianbutlerphotography.co.uk/contact.php
Details of the talks I offer can be found on my talks page at the right hand side of the header above or if you want to go straight to the link please click here:
Looking forward to hearing from you. 😉
To finish my small selection of Borneo images, I would like to end on a spark of electricity! Image number 046 is of a lightning strike captured during one of the most exciting storms I have ever witnessed. Capturing lightning strikes is fairly to easy to achieve settings wise, but is very difficult to plan where the lightning is going to happen. A lot of patience is required but sitting with a beer on the balcony certainly helps. Although the camera could have been moved to the left slightly, there is no way of knowing where it will strike so I was very happy with this when I previewed on the back of the LCD. If anyone wants the shooting data for this please drop me a message.
Lightning strike, Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia, April, 2o10.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L lens.
Todays post, number 045, is a Oriental Magpie Robin. A very beautiful bird completely different to the robin you would expect to see in Europe with the red breast. These were very common around the hotel where we were staying. This was taken on one of the early morning reccy’s to see what I could find.
Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.
Canon 1d MKIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.
Image 044 is of a Purple Heron bringing in a large branch to its nest. You will often find that species that are rare to photograph in the UK are very common abroad and it is these situations that I make the most of. On the golf course from yesterdays post, there was a lake with an island in the middle. On the island there was a henronry being occupied by at least 5 species of heron and egret, with the Purple Heron and Little Egret being the most abundant. It was just a matter of figuring out the best location for the sunrise and waiting for the adults to start becoming active.
Purple Heron, Ardea purperea, Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia, April, 2010>
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.
Image 043 is of a Cattle Egret watching two gents playing golf. When visiting foreign countries which are particularly hot, always find the nearest water and you will find birds there. Golf courses are always a hot spot for birdlife. To keep the greens in pristine playing condition the gardeners water them everyday, in turn attracting hundreds of birds for their daily drink.
Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, Shangri La golf course, Borneo, Malaysia, April 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS Lens.
Image 042 is of a track from a Green Turtle. It was taken from the island of Pulau Selingan (turtle island). The width of these tracks were about 1metre (3ft). We stopped off for one night here on the way to the Kinabatangan River. Due to the Green Turtles being protected, rangers on the island collect the eggs being laid by the adult females and place them into artificially created nests which are then protected. On that night we were there, 33 turtle landings were sighted, of which 25 created nests, which totalled over 2000 eggs being laid!! 55 baby turtles were released that night after 80 days in incubation.
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas track, Pulau Selingan, Borneo, Malaysia. April, 2010.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L lens.