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
Great Malvern Priory in snow
Mute Swan with cygnets
Poppies and Cornflowers
Robin in snow
Tawny Owl
Whooper Swan in snow

Please contact me if you are interested.

New Greeting Cards


*NEW* BIrd of Prey workshops

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.

Many thanks


*NEW* Bird of Prey photography workshops

Hi everyone,

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:


*NEW* Bird of Prey photography workshops

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

189/365 Buzzard

Little Owl Athene noctua

Whilst waiting for bee-eaters to land on a perch in front of the hide, a Little Owl surprised me by landing on it instead. A little squeak from myself got it looking straight down the barrel of my lens, but it soon lost interest when it realised I wasn’t food. Great to see it at short range. 
Little Owl, Athena noctua, Hungary, July, 2013
Canon 5D3 with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS with 1.4xIII converter. 1/250s at f/5.6 at ISO1250.

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188/365 Little Owl

107/365 Little Owl Athene noctua

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.

032/365 Barn Owl

Todays image, number 032, is of a Barn Owl. I was speaking to a friend last night about my images and asked at the end of the conversation if they would like to request an image to kick start February off.  She said she would like an image with a Barn Owl in it so here it is.. 😉

Barn Owl (c), Tyto alba, Worcesteshire, November, 2007.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.