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.
Another Red Squirrel taken from a great setup with a reflection pool.
Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, Dumfries and Galloways, Scotland, January, 2013.
Canon 5d3 with Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS, 1/400s @ f/4, ISO 1250.
Its been a long time posting on this blog but work has had to take precedence unfortunately. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and had many great parties for the New Year celebrations!
To kick start the year off I had a trip up to Scotland to photograph some of the Scottish species. First of all is the Red Squirrel. A very iconic species and great fun to photograph even though they are a bit quick. This image was taken at ISO8000 (yes, you read right, 8000!!) as the light was extremely poor. There was no snow so had to improvise…so….this is what rain drops look like at 1/2500th sec shutter speed. It looks like snow. I think another trip to here is needed to get the real wintry conditions.
Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, Cairngorms, Scotland, January, 2013.
Canon 5d3 with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS, 1/2500s @ f/4, ISO 8000.
This image of a winter plumaged Black headed Gull goes against pretty much all of the rules of photography; the bird is flying out of the frame, both wing tips are cut off, no room for the subject to go into.
Despite all of these, I really like this image, particularly the backlighting which highlights all of the feather details around the wings and the tail, and the water droplets dripping off its plumage aswell.
With photography I always think…. rules are there to be broken! 😉
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, West-Midlands, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.
One from the archive when I was shooting on a 20D! Image 088 is of a Long tailed Tit. One of my favourite birds and one that I really need to point my lens at again.
Long tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus, Warwickshire, January, 2007.
Canon 20D with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.
Todays image, number 086, is of a Robin in snow. I would love to see this on the front of a Christmas Card! 😉
Robin, Erithacus rubecula, Norfolk, December, 2010.
Canon 1d mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.
Image number 085 is a very wintery scene that I took in the severe winter of 2010-2011 when a friend and I visited Norfolk. I drove past this tree hoping to find some waxwings or other thrushes feeding from the berries but luck wasn’t with me. Instead, I took this wide angle shot with my 17-40mm to make the most of the opportunity.
Rowan berries in snow, Norfolk, December, 2010.
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L lens.