In 2014 I moved to an area of the country that I have always wanted to live, Devon. I now live within the Dartmoor National Park with its abundance of wildlife. Within a year I have managed to enticed an enormous amount of birds to my garden including:- Blue tits, Great tits, Long-tailed tits, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Jay, Buzzard, Wren, Dove, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Chiff Chaff, Dunnock, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Jackdaw, House Martin, Magpie, Crow and Tawny Owl. On my work free days you will find me either photographing birds within my garden, wandering around the moor with my dog or with my camera.
Previously I lived on the Bedfordshire / Cambridgeshire border and was a member of St Neots and District Camera Club. Whilst being a member of this club the quality of my photography, with the assistance of it’s members and my enthusiasm, leapt forward, resulting in me winning leagues in the internal competitions, obtaining top scores in external competitions and achieving a CPAGB award. Later I also achieved my DPAGB award and the panel is under the Photos tab for all to see. As a leaving present to the club I presented a free talk on “The Needs of a Wildlife Photographer” which was very warmly received and enjoyed. My style of photography is to include the habitat where the wildlife resides; this I feel gives the viewer of the image more of an insight into the life of the subject.