New Square Greeting Cards


New greeting cards just sent off for printing including 10 new designs! Will be available to buy from next week. Watch this space!
All greeting cards will be square and 148mm in size.

New designs include (from top left to bottom right):

Yacht at Sunrise
European Bee-eaters
Poppies
Great Malvern Priory in snow
Mute Swan with cygnets
Poppies and Cornflowers
Puffin
Robin in snow
Spoonbill
Sunflower
Tawny Owl
Whooper Swan in snow

Please contact me if you are interested.

New Greeting Cards

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Wildlife and Landscape Greeting Cards


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
IBP002 Kingfisher
IBP003 Robin
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

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Details:
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.

Fox Greeting Card

Image retrieval service now offered.


Over the past few months I’m meeting an ever increasing number of people who can’t get their images off their memory card either through software discrepencies or memory cards being corrupted. 
Images on these cards may be a once in a lifetime trip to the Seychelles on your honeymoon and mean the world to you and your loved one.  Can you imagine what you would feel if you lost these images knowing that you could never re-live those moments again. 
Well… there is a solution to this.  Through my business I’m now offering image retrieval as a service.  As long as you DON’T format the card there is software that can be used to read the code on that memory card.  This code is then translated into images and therefore you can get your images back. 
If you are having problems with accessing images from any memory card, whether it be Compact Flash (CF) Secure Digital (SD), MiniSD, XD, or Multimediacard (MMC) memory cards please get in touch with me through the contact page of my website found here:
 http://www.ianbutlerphotography.co.uk/contact.php 
and I will help you retrieve those lost memories.
For any other queries relating to this please get in touch.

Cumbria break


Sorry for the lack of posts recently but its been pretty quiet for me photography wise as I’ve been completing orders from the studio and wedding work from over the winter period.  I did however, manage to get a week long break in Cumbria around Barrow in Furness a fortnight ago.  Although researching sites around here for certain subjects was quite difficult, it was a surprise to see the lack of waders around this side of Morecambe Bay.  Considering Morecambe Bay is one of the UK’s strongholds for wintering waders I would have thought opposite here would have been too.  Obviously not!
Walney Island Wildlife Trust Reserve was on the list of places to go and was a very nice place to visit.  Although the hides were well placed to see birds, they were too far away for bird photography.  6 Emporer Goose was an interesting find, although I read later on that these were from a captive pair that have bred succesfully in recent years! I did manage some Eider duck on the beach and a nice Little Egret with a rainbow in the background on the estuary.
Leighton Moss RSPB was also on the hit list, but very dissapointing to be honest.  I was told a visit to the Eric Morcambe hide at high tide was well worth it for the waders.  As high tide pushes the waders off the estuaries and coastline of Lancashire, some make their way to the pools around the reserve.  Even though I visited the hide at high tide and on a day where there wasnt a cloud in the sky (double bonus!!) there were about 10 Redshank around the pools.  The water levels of the pools had not been dropped so there was no shallow water for the waders to roost or feed in.  A few displaying Pintail and Shoveler made up for the loss but these were at a distance so no photographs were obtained.
On the last evening, the sunset spilled through the clouds meaning that I could capture a couple of wind turbines in very atmostpheric lighting . 

Photography will start to take off again in the coming weeks with a few trips planned so please check back for more info and more photos (hopefully!!!)