The Goldfinches were going bananas today, turned out it was fledging day, so had to keep the cats inside as little Goldfinch chicks were in the garden with the parents trying to get them to fly. One even flew into my office by mistake.
It was a good excuse to get some close up pictures, here are just a few of the many I took.
A few of the many squirrel shots I've got lately over the last few weekends.
The squirrels have been very active lately stocking up on nuts for winter.
Last chance to see the 'Art of Animals' exhibition at the Lombard STreet Gallery which finishes on September 9.
12 May - 9 September 2018
I'm honoured to have some of my wildlife pictures at the "Art of Animals" summer exhibition in the Lombard Street Gallery 2018.
The show compliments Turner Contemporary who are running a major exhibition entitled ‘Animals & Us’ 25th May – 30th September 2018, which has challenged our creative community to reflect on the relationship between humans and animals.
The show starts on Saturday 12 May 2018 with 'meet the artist' between 2pm-4pm
More information can be had by visiting the Lombard Street Gallery website >
I’ve always had a natural affinity with animals and they appear to trust me and relax in my company. I first got into photography and shooting wildlife when I started scuba diving back in the 80’s. It was a way of showing people the wondrous creatures I’d encountered on my many dives. I was given the nickname “the Sharkhunter” by fellow divers because I was always chasing after sharks trying to capture photographs of them.
I like to try to understand and capture a beautiful portrait of an animal that hopefully displays its character, rather than just a pleasing but superficial photo. This is why I prefer to process my images in black & white as it is less distracting than colour and focuses the viewer’s attention on the subject.
I will be showing some colour work also, but my main theme will be images in black & white.
Some of the photographs I will be exhibiting are in this post.
How to find the gallery :
Lombard Street Gallery
2 Lombard Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1EJ
Tel : 01843 292 779
I've not long received a copy of the Olympus Lens book which features my Sleepy Lion and red deer photos in it.
They look great in print.
I'm releasing two of my older wildlife photographs as Limited Edition black & white prints.
Both look stunning in print at 20" x 16".
Please contact me for more details.
More wildlife edition available
Camera : Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk1
My "Sleepy Lion" coloured photograph which was featured in the Olympus Lens book is now available as limited prints in colour or black & white in 20" x 16" or 14" x 11" sized prints.
Contact me for more details.
Photograph was taken in May 2015 using an Olympus E-M1 with the Olympus 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 Mk1 M. Zuiko lens
A couple of my latest Limited Edition wildlife prints.
Photographs were taken in places that couldn't be further apart in distance in Britain, 665 miles to be precise.
These look way more stunning in print than on screen.
Contact me for more details on sizes available.
Sony A6500 - f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO1000, FL 265mm
Sony A7Rii - f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO6400, FL300mm