About

Hello! Thank you for visiting the website, where I will be uploading my attempts at wildlife photography!

I have always had an interest in animals and nature so, after getting a camera for my 21st birthday, I decided to start trying out wildlife photography. The shots I take are very amateur, but hopefully you will enjoy them!

I started the blog shortly after graduating in June 2012. After the stress of exams, I realised I had a lot more free time and decided to spend it expanding my interests. So I spent time exploring the local countryside in Norfolk, before I moved to London to start my new job. This was a completely new environment for me and I learnt a lot about urban wildlife in my time there. Now I am back in Cambridge, where I went to university, and am seeing it as a resident rather than student!

The camera I use is a Sony DSC-HX20V, which was a present for my 21st birthday. It’s not as good as the cameras usually used by wildlife photographers, and I have sometimes found myself limited by the lens, but it is still a really good camera. It is lightweight and small, so I can carry it around easily and quickly set it up to take a photo when I see an opportunity. It is also quite quick for a digital camera, allowing me to take photos in an instant, without waiting for it to focus.

I try to go out every couple of weeks to take some photos. Cambridge is surrounded by fens, so I’m hoping for a lot of fen wildlife! I am also looking forward to a three week trip in July to see friends in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Brunei!

Obligatory camera-in-face photo.

Obligatory camera-in-face photo.

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10 Responses to About

  1. Nice to see a blog from another nature lover and photographer! I’ll be following with interest…

    EC
    http://www.macrocritters.wordpress.com

  2. I photographed black gulliemots from the Arran ferry at Brodick, a year or so back. Can’t remember if they are in the blog, but I did post them on http://www.I spyabird.co.uk
    which is very friendly and helpful.

  3. timr6 says:

    Thanks for following my blog Tom, I’ll be reading your posts with interest!

  4. Thanks for liking my photos of seals Tom, but just ‘cos you’re in London doesn’t mean there are no wildlife – look on the canals, look for the peregrine falcons and the sparrow hawks – we have one living just two roads down from us; go to the reservoirs and the cemeteries and even our gardens. They are all wildlife havens – just look and you will see… I hope to see your London wildlife photos in the future… best wishes

    • TomPh1991 says:

      I’ve seen a lot more in London than I was expecting – I pretty much tripped over a fox in the street the other day – so I will keep my camera at hand more often!

  5. Jo Ann says:

    Thanks for being the newest follower on my blog, Tom. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

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