For anyone out there interested in the
subject, I started off with a Pentax , and over the years have worked my way through nine of them.
In fact I still use the last one for close - up work, with a 90 mm Pentax macro -- that must be a
collectors item by now ! I soon started to sell pictures for publications and many have been used
all over the world. I had much material in a part work called " The Living Countryside" ,
and was a regular contributor to the R.S.P.B magazines.
My real claim to fame was winning
the Wildlife Photographer
of the Year award in the plant section, in 1985. I won a Minolta X700 camera, which was good, but I
was so used to the Pentax system that it took a long time to adapt. Since then I acquired a large
format Mamiya 645 and another couple of Minoltas.
As far as lenses go, I have dozens, but mainly use a Tamron 70 - 210mm , for hide work, and the old
Pentax or standard Minolta for close work. I have a 100 - 500 Cosinon for long range work.
After working free lance for many
years I finally put a lot of material with Woodfall Wild Images, a mainly wildlife photographic
And that is where we are now.
At the moment I am re - working as much freshwater wildlife as possible. I
have a whole series of tanks set up including running water. This is much less strenuous than
struggling up a mountainside with a hide and all the gear
HAVE MOVED ON
Every thing is now
digital. I finally took the plunge about two and a half years ago.
I have all Nikon
Cameras - a D100 and a D70 s
I have a Nikor 80-400
VR zoom and a Nikor 300MM
Recently acquired a
Sigma 100-300mm Ex f4 with various converters.
I wish I had had this
gear years ago.!
Many of my pictures can
be seen on these internet sites -
More about me if you are