My interest in British birds started in 1998 and as well as taking me to many special
places across the UK, it has also developed my enthusiasm for butterflies, moths
and other wildlife. I have been fortunate enough to see over 440 species of bird
in the UK, the 400th coming shortly after I moved to Dorset from Kent in 2007. I
have also photographed over 400 species of bird in Britain and all the British breeding
butterfly species, the last being Black Hairstreak in 2008.
I acquired my first long lens (Tamron 200-400mm) in 1999 and began building up a
collection of 35mm prints, some of which appear as scanned images on this site. My
first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix 4500 which I used for digiscoping and macro
photography, most of my butterfly and moth photos being taken with this model. My
first digital SLR was a Canon 300D acquired in 2005, and in 2008 I changed to a Canon
40D and EF 400mm f5.6 L USM lens, plus a Ricoh GX200 for digiscoping. I now use a
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Lens cap still on? With Canon 40D and Canon EF 400mm f5.6 L USM lens on Brownsea
Island, Dorset, April 2009.