I spent my earlier life in England. In 2002 I married an American lady and moved to the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Desert in Southern California. My early retirement enabled me to spend more time pursuing my lifelong hobby - observing and photographing wildlife. After visiting the South Oregon Coast for several years we finally moved to Port Orford in 2016 - please visit the Oregon gallery for my latest work.
For the somewhat technically minded, most of the images have been captured using Olympus Micro Four Thirds equipment.
Various techniques have been employed to capture these images, ranging from, focus-stacking, especially for insects, to achieve an almost endless depth of field. In the case of birds and mammals etc, long term observation to identify behavioral patterns, Infra-red beams, stealth in the field and the use of a blind/hide.
The use of a blind is by far my favorite method of capturing wild images. All images are truly wild - no captive animals here.
I should also mention the portion of luck – to be at the right place, at the right time, with enough light, to have suitable equipment, for the subject to appear in a suitable pose and ideally with a glint in its eye. - SNAP.