I started out as a ‘birder’ and kept a list of all birds I’d seen, my life list. This was getting harder as I travelled around the world so I started to photograph them and attempted to ID them when I returned home. I’m still primarily a ‘birder’ but with a heavy emphasis on photography. I will also photograph any other wildlife that I find during my travels.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/640sec f/5.6 ISO-1600 500mm

My first digital camera was a Canon S30 compact but I soon moved up to a Canon 350D dslr and a Canon 55-200mm lens. As with all wildlife photographers I never had enough reach, so there was a progression of lenses including Canon 70-300mm, Canon 100-400L and finally a Canon 500L F4.0mk1 with an x1.4mk1 extender. Cameras have progressed from the 350D though the 50D and 7D to the 7Dmk2.

Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/500sec f/6.3 ISO-400 500mm