I love to walk around, exploring with my camera. When I first got started, I used to haunt the neighbourhood gardens where I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2001 I've expanded my horizons to include the local wildlife; I've also become something of a birder. We have some fantastic hiking spots nearby with plenty to see (elk, bears, coyotes and more recently a wolf and bobcat sighting, both on the same day!) as well as great landscapes because we're surrounded by mountains and the ocean. There's no shortage of inspiration. One of my goals is that my photographs make you feel an emotion or a mood, or tell a little story.
As of 2009, I earn my living from my photography. Please note: all photographs are copyrighted by Peggy Collins and all rights are reserved. I do not allow usage without written authorization from me personally. Please email me if you'd like to use one of my images.
If you're interested in licensing a particular image, please send me an email.
Please visit my online gallery and my Facebook page. I've also published two ebooks: "Life Lessons from My Squirrel Friends", available on Smashwords and Amazon, and "Life Lessons from My Animal Friends", on Amazon and Smashwords. You can download either ebook straight to your computer from either site.
Photos of Peggy Collins (9)
- COAST. 12,392 photos, 1,369 members
- Chipmunks And Squirrels 3,637 photos, 588 members
- ! * The Beauty of Nature Post 1 / Comment 2 106,893 photos, 3,940 members
- this is Canada-Photo Competition 4,024 photos, 859 members
- Fabulous Fractalius 13,390 photos, 1,445 members
- "Winged Wonders"-- Birds Only-- Invite Only (Post 1, Award 2) 40,801 photos, 4,983 members
- Canon 7D Strobist User Group 8,180 photos, 895 members
- Strobist.com 587,256 photos, 117,279 members
- Bird Perfect/Each Photo By Invite Only 10,881 photos, 2,024 members
- The Test Kitchen 2,078 photos, 346 members
- Digital Abstract 61,595 photos, 2,917 members
- Digital Art 190,302 photos, 10,054 members
- Rescued Pets 34,157 photos, 2,565 members
- Landscape Exhibition 25,552 photos, 10,123 members
- Finest Gold - Admin Invite - 50+ favs 2,451 photos, 320 members
- For Garnite! 534 photos, 138 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,153 photos, 4,795 members
- ..::DISTRESSED::... 13,816 photos, 901 members
- Distressed in Second Life 108 photos, 91 members
- Focus on Beauty (Admin-Invite) 18,523 photos, 1,462 members
- Light Junkies 94,313 photos, 14,082 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 77,811 photos, 3,642 members
- Free Flickr Flowers ~FFF~ 129,746 photos, 7,428 members
- ***[ Art with passion ] P1-A2 NO nudes NO children! 56,090 photos, 2,291 members
- I Love that Dirty Water 80 photos, 35 members
- WAY Better Than Good 11,698 photos, 198 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,435 members
- Canon Close-up Lens 500D (the lens. not the camera) 423 photos, 87 members
- Burdr 72,284 photos, 906 members
- Nice Animals (NO B&W!) contest = START WITH A Z 33,882 photos, 2,214 members
- Pure Wildlife 256 photos, 23 members
- For the love of ducks & geese 41,449 photos, 5,296 members
- MagicART of TEXTURES 29,558 photos, 1,649 members
- ₪ HDR & PS Post-Processing ₪ (Add 1 ~ Award 2) MOD-Q 106,812 photos, 6,511 members
- Totally Texture Tuesday 4,822 photos, 1,348 members
- Man Ray 15,274 photos, 4,239 members
- totally textures 98,173 photos, 9,248 members
- Habitação Nativa - Native Dwelling 2,413 photos, 414 members
- Finest Nature - Admin Invite - Post 1 Award 2 16,183 photos, 1,579 members
- Polaroid SX-70 Manipulation 2,691 photos, 582 members
- Polaroid Transfers 4,709 photos, 1,915 members
- Blink again level 2 best of blink - INVITE ONLY Please award two 24,281 photos, 5,599 members
- Photographers' Rights. 240 photos, 3,597 members
- The Coyote (canis latrans) - Post one, comment on one 1,013 photos, 275 members
- Natyrë / Nature 2,167 photos, 120 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 22,935 photos, 6,426 members
- Topaz Software 112,588 photos, 5,733 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 12,938 photos, 2,153 members
- Karma Kraft 1,423 photos, 274 members
- Flypaper Textures 13,686 photos, 1,379 members
Birdman of El Paso says:
"I totally enjoy surfing Peggy's photostream on a regular basis.
Her photostream is filled with expertly crafted and beautiful pictures along with commentary.
Peggy's photostream is filled with superb wildlife photography that is as good as or better than any on Flickr.
Peggy is a super FlickR friend frequently giving fine comments to my photos and encouragement to my photographic endeavors.
Thanks for being such a great flickr friend, Peggy!"
21st December, 2009
"...I have been meaning to leave a testimonial here for a long while...considered lots of long sentences with decadent words to describe this woman that shines...
...But I'll keep it simple, I think this suits her best:
She's the Real Deal! Truly..."
28th October, 2008
"Your nature photos are one of the best on Flickr! Keep posting more! Bravo!"
29th June, 2008
"When I found myself marking favorites in your photo stream over and over, I realized that everything you shot I wanted to look at and save. You have a wonderful ability to capture the essence in every shot. Truly one of the most talented! Thank you for your work."
7th February, 2008
I just found her here.
I cannot use the word to discribe how good she is.
Absolutely No Word!!
You are a Imaging Artist & Artist in multi-discipline.
Thank you for your encouragments & inspirations.
I apreciate it!!
You are great!!"
28th May, 2007
Jeff Clow says:
"I have had the distinct privilege to get to know Peggy through her masterful photography and through her kind visits to my photostream. One visit to her sets will show you how talented this remarkable lady is behind the lens, but it won't show you all there is to know about her as a person. That true knowledge will come only when this wonderful woman stops by and leaves one of her encouraging and uplifting comments on one of your photos.
Then you'll feel like the sun has broken through the clouds and is lighting up your face with golden rays. I have experienced this and am grateful for her presence here at Flickr - it truly is a better place because of her.
I'm proud to call Peggy my friend....."
20th May, 2007
- September 2006
- Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Nature Photographer
- Peggy Collins
- pcollinz [at] hotmail.com