It’s always a great feeling when you see your images in print but even better when they are used as a front cover! The British Birds journal has used my Stonechat image for their May issue. This is such a great informative journal on all things avian and is a must read for any one with an interest. For more information on the contents of this issue click here: http://www.britishbirds.co.uk/article/british-birds-may-2015/
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From an early age I think most parents have told their children not to play with their food… I’m glad I’m old enough to break the rules..
Setting the home studio up I had a ‘play’ day where I was testing the limits of my flash duration on my studio lights for future projects. Throwing objects into a tank of water was a great way of testing the flashes to see if i could freeze the motion of both the falling object and the splashes that they created. It was lots of fun but not without its’ problems.
If anybody wants to know how to shoot these type of images please drop me a line.
Heres one of my favourites.
…i now just need to find out where I put the goldfish…
Canon 5D Mk3 with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II. 1/160s @ f10 at ISO640.
I was hugely pleased to find that seven of my images were used in the February issue of the nationwide magazine Birdwatching. This monthly section showcases the skills of some of the best known wildlife photographers so it was a great honour to be included in this. This is the first time that my work has been published in such a way. Hopefully it will be the start of many to come.
The image below is a capture of pages 84 and 85 and shows a Superb Starling sitting on top of a very spikey acacia bush in Kenya . The top right image is of a Great Crested Grebe in flight which is not often captured as they usually fly under the cover of darkness and will usually spend most of the day on the water. The bottom image is of an Oystercatcher very peacefully looking out to sea as the sun sets with the incoming waves rolling past in the distance. All these images bring back great memories and I can recall taking them as though it was yesterday. I really enjoy taking photos and I hope that this pleasure is passed on to the viewer through looking at my pictures.
If you would like to see the article and the other pages, this issue of Birdwatching magazine is out in the shops now so go and buy your copy now!!