“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 329 photos, 95 members
- Hawk's Head Photography Hub 44 photos, 10 members
- Birds with 50+ Faves or Comments 1,453 photos, 85 members
- Amazing Animals and Animal Faces 8,192 photos, 287 members
- An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles 17,500 photos, 1,532 members
- British Beetles 8,541 photos, 403 members
- ALL MACRO 38,060 photos, 2,006 members
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L & (IS) USM 89,018 photos, 7,954 members
- NATURE Pure and Beautiful 74,091 photos, 4,061 members
- Pigs 8,434 photos, 2,487 members
- two and a quarter square or crop 1,033 photos, 26 members
- UK wild life watching 39,643 photos, 375 members
- Bird Nerd Herd 29,191 photos, 727 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,100 photos, 6,988 members
- UK Wildlife Trusts 30,379 photos, 1,081 members
- Pick me! 316 photos, 91 members
- Fall Into Autumn 97,623 photos, 8,765 members
- Autumn Anywhere 29,598 photos, 2,872 members
- Autumn colors 133,224 photos, 10,807 members
- ★~Rainbows~★ 6,257 photos, 1,686 members
- rainbow 10,681 photos, 4,968 members
- Mushrooms and Fungi 36,906 photos, 2,995 members
- Mushrooms 69,822 photos, 8,597 members
- Mushroom Project 33,009 photos, 3,539 members
- fungi 66,992 photos, 7,145 members
- The cat who turned on and off 8,221 photos, 519 members
- Animal Closeups 234,430 photos, 12,838 members
- Northumberland 18,193 photos, 1,250 members
- Angels of the North 62,669 photos, 1,577 members
- PhotoCamp Leeds 2012 256 photos, 52 members
- Spectacular Animals-Invited Photos Only 84,464 photos, 9,914 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 16,844 members
- Awesome Nature 407,157 photos, 12,086 members
- WILD EARTH 808 photos, 515 members
- Canon 7D Nature Photography - Nothing Man Made 40,464 photos, 1,179 members
- Damselflies 6,957 photos, 679 members
- BBC Wildlife aspirations 4,877 photos, 327 members
- Butterflies 127,995 photos, 12,926 members
- Birds birds birds birds! 154,186 photos, 16,812 members
- Square Roots~ 393 photos, 43 members
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM Lens 85,004 photos, 4,369 members
- Masterpieces of Animal Photography 335 photos, 80 members
- Mushrooms & other fungi (Your Fab Fungi Fotos, FFF) 32,485 photos, 2,071 members
- Landscape photography 621,166 photos, 29,382 members
- UK Landscapes, Sea and Country. 190,289 photos, 6,244 members
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM 89,091 photos, 6,638 members
- Getty Friends UK 4,932 photos, 167 members
- Wasps 8,372 photos, 1,526 members
- Black Cat Awareness Day 365 photos, 136 members
- #1 Nature & Wildlife Photographers Corner 461,758 photos, 9,937 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 & 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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