“nature is beautiful and amazing – i just point my camera at it”
im an amateur photographer with a passion for wildlife! iv done a few courses in photography and loving experimenting with different styles!
although wildlife and nature are where most of my interests lie, i have also had a go at : model shoots, portraits, street photography, black and white, hdr, cloning and self portraits. some photos i have produced purely to practice photoshop techniques
i started with an olympus sp560, then borrowed a canon 300d until i got my own canon 50d, then a canon 7d and i have a few different lenses now
flickr is a fantastic community and if people take the time to comment on my photos i will always try to reciprocate (this doesn’t include people who just add flashy badges and awards with no comments) I don’t like the “add one comment two” groups as they encourage just giving meaningless badges and no constructive comments. if people do leave flashy badges or pictures i will probably delete them
i love the inspiration i get from flickr, whether it is a great shot, or a great idea or even a great technique – there is always something new to be inspired by!
i try and keep up with my “activity on my photos”, but don’t keep up with “replies to my comments” (as there just isn’t enough time in the day!)
i look through friends photos, explore and groups im interested in, so i don’t reply to photos sent to me by flickrmail (again it’s a time thing!)
im quite big on animal rights, and a strict vegetarian, so if i visit your page and you have pictures of animals in any sort of distress i wont be staying long!
there have been occasions when people may have thought iv been a bit ‘preachy’ under my shots, but please understand that im not trying to force my opinions on anyone – i just feel its a great way to share information sometimes – but please feel free to treat as simply a ‘photo to view’
we’ve had some great debates under some of my shots and im a huge believer in getting as much information as possible and having open debate about current issues – open debate is better than silence and ignorance
im also a member of a number of photography groups in leeds – and they are a fab a friendly bunch!
follow me on twitter @BlackCat_Photos here TWITTER
luv m xxx
(me when i was a kid - camera in hand! photo credit peter knight)
- Your best of 2013 296 photos, 93 members
- Hawk's Head Photography Hub 34 photos, 10 members
- Birds with 50+ Faves or Comments 910 photos, 68 members
- Amazing Animals and Animal Faces 6,565 photos, 217 members
- An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles 16,301 photos, 1,520 members
- British Beetles 8,423 photos, 402 members
- ALL MACRO 33,505 photos, 1,963 members
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L & (IS) USM 86,230 photos, 7,726 members
- NATURE Pure and Beautiful 74,489 photos, 4,059 members
- Pigs 8,380 photos, 2,464 members
- two and a quarter square or crop 905 photos, 26 members
- UK wild life watching 35,254 photos, 371 members
- Bird Nerd Herd 25,793 photos, 678 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,157 photos, 7,120 members
- UK Wildlife Trusts 28,199 photos, 1,040 members
- Pick me! 305 photos, 94 members
- Fall Into Autumn 96,719 photos, 8,727 members
- Autumn Anywhere 27,642 photos, 2,779 members
- Autumn colors 130,313 photos, 10,716 members
- ★~Rainbows~★ 6,197 photos, 1,679 members
- rainbow 10,156 photos, 4,764 members
- Mushrooms and Fungi 35,947 photos, 2,970 members
- Mushrooms 68,811 photos, 8,570 members
- Mushroom Project 32,353 photos, 3,512 members
- fungi 65,328 photos, 7,111 members
- The cat who turned on and off 8,056 photos, 508 members
- Animal Closeups 227,198 photos, 12,657 members
- Northumberland 17,787 photos, 1,226 members
- Angels of the North 60,000 photos, 1,541 members
- PhotoCamp Leeds 2012 256 photos, 52 members
- Spectacular Animals-Invited Photos Only 83,630 photos, 9,903 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 16,535 members
- Awesome Nature 386,939 photos, 11,710 members
- WILD EARTH 812 photos, 513 members
- Canon 7D Nature Photography - Nothing Man Made 37,189 photos, 1,141 members
- Damselflies 6,896 photos, 678 members
- BBC Wildlife aspirations 4,161 photos, 304 members
- Butterflies 127,006 photos, 12,900 members
- Birds birds birds birds! 138,204 photos, 15,213 members
- Square Roots~ 393 photos, 45 members
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM Lens 83,259 photos, 4,323 members
- Masterpieces of Animal Photography 326 photos, 76 members
- Mushrooms & other fungi (Your Fab Fungi Fotos, FFF) 31,184 photos, 2,004 members
- Landscape photography 571,726 photos, 27,765 members
- UK Landscapes, Sea and Country. 180,279 photos, 6,112 members
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM 86,650 photos, 6,486 members
- Getty Friends UK 5,100 photos, 162 members
- Wasps 8,226 photos, 1,509 members
- Black Cat Awareness Day 333 photos, 130 members
- #1 Nature & Wildlife Photographers Corner 439,510 photos, 9,665 members
"I follow you forever. And I am amazed at your growth, is imprsionante what you grew up with photography. I love your photos I can not stop looking at them. I love nature ... but as we show more love nature!
Sorry for my English: (
18th November, 2011
♥ ♫ * Mary * ♫ ♥ •٠·˙ says:
"M has a true talent for capturing that perfect moment. Every shot she takes has a story behind it which adds even more depth to the image. Her eye for detail and composition as well as her abundance of skill in editing makes her stream a real joy to visit !!
It's been a pleasure to have M as a contact and friend ... Mary xx"
29th June, 2011
Tech Owl says:
"You can't failed to be moved by some of the shots on this photostream - imaginative, committed, pashionate. Nothing staid or simple but well constructed images, time after time. Just take a look and I think you'll agree"
15th May, 2011
Patricia Speck says:
"M is a wonderful photographer and her love of animals and nature,
shines through her work. I recommend a look through her
photo stream. You will be captivated by her fantastic photographs.
She is also a lovely, kind person and is always cheerful and
complimentary of other peoples photography. She is a loyal
Flickr friend, and I am so glad that I have 'met' her here..
Keep on with your unique and interesting way of portraying
nature through your photographs M.......I always look forward
to seeing your work.,
24th March, 2011
"I true Flickr icon. Always interesting and always busy."
6th February, 2011
"Emma's work is both artistic and imaginative and adding her photographic skill and love of animals it means viewing her Photostream is a very enjoyable and often amusing experience. Keep up the good work Emma."
4th February, 2011
"Such a wonderful photostream. Beautiful wildlife photography and of course the gorgeous cat captures!"
1st February, 2011
Canonshot Mole says:
"Emma has such a unique way of capturing the love of wildlife through the lens which is so inspiring. She has a keen eye for photography & knows exactly how to use it. The range of superb images she produces are flawless enough to make any wildlife photographer look twice at her work. Shes a super friend both here & on the twitter circuit...keep up the excellent work !"
14th January, 2011
"Black Cat bond and love with nature is wonderfully expressed in her photography.Presenting animals in their natural setting with top quality images make one admire and enjoy her work and appreciate the great technical skills in capturing these images.
I hope we will enjoy her beautiful work for a long time."
5th January, 2011
"Em is a wonderful flickr friend with excellent photo's of a wide variety of subjects !! a really beautiful photostream !"
4th January, 2011
"my Fellow Black cat..You are such an inspiration ..Your captures of Wildlife is a joy to view and you capture every inch of our beautiful Animal world..I'm privilidged to have you has my contact and look forward to seeing your creative work..love Bev aka Ebony ~ Cat xx"
2nd January, 2011
"Emma, is a great flickr friend, her photography is excellent, her comments always positive and kind, thanks for being my frind m.
1st January, 2011
"Emma is a talented photographer, I first became a fan of her stream as she is a fellow lover of nature and landscapes. Her love of animals is evident in her photos. After adding her to my contacts I discovered her shots of Venice and her self portraits.
M's self portraits are wonderfully creative, she is as good on Photoshop as she is a photographer.
Last but not least she is a lovely Flickr friend."
29th December, 2010
Midnight and me says:
"M is an amazing photographer and a true lover of animals. Her photos often make me gasp in wonder. She's also a kind, generous Flickr friend to people too : )"
28th December, 2010
Levels Nature says:
"M has a wonderful and varied photostream, combining portraits and clever cloning images with gorgeous shots of the nature all around her! Her love of the natural world comes shining through in her shots and speaks volumes about her character..... she is warm and friendly and always takes the time to visit and comment on her contacts streams! In short, she's a perfect Flickr friend! Thankyou M :-) xx"
1st December, 2010
"Black Cat has a truly wonderful photostream that treats you to an incredible variety of stunning images. She finds compelling images where most of us would not even look. I especially like her macro flower and plant shots often made extra special with the subtle use of textures.. animals, people.. everyday objects.. all become a work of art
Always generous in sharing her comments.. Thanks for being a great Flickr friend.."
21st September, 2010
~green tea ice cream~ says:
"i really admire emma's diversity and creativity which is evident on her stream. she has a great passion and love for animals which really shows through her cat and bird images, captured just beautifully. it's as though she's their friend just stopping by for the moment...i particularly love the seal pics...they're amazing, oh and the deer pics....they're a must see! over the months her photography has certainly evolved and she truly is an inspiration!
she is a fantastic contact too! thank you cat. *big hugs* xxx"
12th August, 2010
Eddie The Bugman says:
"Everyday I look forward to looking at M's photo-stream, I can guarantee you will be amazed. Her wildlife photography is awe inspiring and she brings a wonderful quality to all her images. She also has the most creative and wonderful imagination, this is often reflected in her artistic compositions and believe me you will be blown away by her imagery, bravo M and thank you for opening my eyes to a new world of imagination :)"
3rd August, 2010
Caz 71♥ (On and off) says:
"Emma is a true and dear friend, and her work is totally amazing! the detail and closeness of her nature shots is incredible and they are always so crystal clear. She has a fantastic eye for capturing the best angle on her subject to get the ultimate great photo....and her caption titles are very amusing .............i feel very priviledged to have her as a contact and friend, its a real treat to hop onto her photostream as you never know what you are going to find, but its always something awesome and beautiful...keep up the great work hun, your a fab photographer, love and hugs always...........Caz xxx :))"
22nd July, 2010
"Black Cat is a very faithful and thoughtful flickr commenter; she has even told me about those testimonials :-)))
She has lovely shots of birds and cats and one can see that she loves animals a lot. Her photostream is an impressive documentary of wild life or - in case of the cats - a great documentary of how people and animals can respect each other!
Thanx Black Cat!"
21st July, 2010
"What a pleasant, friendly, and pretty lady m is.
She has some cracking, and imaginative photos in her flickr collection.
Her clone trickery shots are particularly good.
Keep up the good work, and positive outlook!
Have fun :-)x"
1st July, 2010
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