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 add me as a contact and I don't return the favor, please don't be offended. I have a lot of contacts and it's very hard to find time to comment as often as I'd like. I don't want anyone to feel obligated to constantly comment on my work either.
If you're interested in licensing a particular image, please send me an email.
For more about my photographic adventures please visit my blog, Peggy Moon Collins. And here's my online store. 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)
- Chipmunks And Squirrels 3,522 photos, 579 members
- ! * The Beauty of Nature Post 1 / Comment 2 95,301 photos, 3,643 members
- this is Canada-Photo Competition 4,070 photos, 859 members
- Fabulous Fractalius 13,159 photos, 1,447 members
- "Winged Wonders"-- Birds Only-- Invite Only (Post 1, Award 2) 40,748 photos, 5,007 members
- Canon 7D Strobist User Group 8,071 photos, 886 members
- Strobist.com 582,426 photos, 116,225 members
- Bird Perfect/Each Photo By Invite Only 10,758 photos, 2,043 members
- The Test Kitchen 2,056 photos, 341 members
- Digital Abstract 60,310 photos, 2,898 members
- Digital Art 182,431 photos, 9,894 members
- Rescued Pets 33,947 photos, 2,553 members
- Landscape Exhibition 24,357 photos, 9,935 members
- Finest Gold - Admin Invite - 50+ favs 2,405 photos, 314 members
- For Garnite! 531 photos, 138 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 21,130 photos, 4,802 members
- ..::DISTRESSED::... 13,508 photos, 894 members
- Distressed in Second Life 108 photos, 92 members
- Focus on Beauty (Admin-Invite) 18,066 photos, 1,450 members
- Light Junkies 91,814 photos, 13,683 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 76,656 photos, 3,637 members
- Free Flickr Flowers ~FFF~ Enter New Contest: Cosmos! 128,647 photos, 7,396 members
- ♡♡♡ [ Art with passion ] P1-C1 NO nudes NO children! 54,309 photos, 2,266 members
- I Love that Dirty Water 77 photos, 35 members
- WAY Better Than Good ~New Contest Open~Autumn's Splendor~ 10,898 photos, 196 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,459 members
- Canon Close-up Lens 500D (the lens. not the camera) 424 photos, 86 members
- Burdr 69,370 photos, 905 members
- Nice Animals (NO B&W!) Please check contests 31,296 photos, 2,146 members
- Pure Wildlife 256 photos, 23 members
- For the love of ducks & geese 40,621 photos, 5,289 members
- MagicART of TEXTURES 28,541 photos, 1,639 members
- ₪ HDR & PS Post-Processing ₪ (Add 1 ~ Award 2) MOD-Q 107,134 photos, 6,518 members
- Totally Texture Tuesday 4,828 photos, 1,356 members
- Man Ray 15,275 photos, 4,240 members
- totally textures 94,865 photos, 9,245 members
- Habitação Nativa - Native Dwelling 2,398 photos, 413 members
- Finest Nature - Admin Invite - Post 1 Award 2 16,041 photos, 1,557 members
- Polaroid SX-70 Manipulation 2,661 photos, 580 members
- Polaroid Transfers 4,606 photos, 1,907 members
- Blink again level 2 best of blink - INVITE ONLY Please award two 23,305 photos, 5,455 members
- Photographers' Rights. 239 photos, 3,583 members
- The Coyote (canis latrans) - Post one, comment on one 968 photos, 268 members
- Natyrë / Nature 2,036 photos, 119 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 22,654 photos, 6,419 members
- Topaz Software 108,010 photos, 5,621 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 12,356 photos, 2,149 members
- Karma Kraft 1,417 photos, 276 members
- Flypaper Textures 13,233 photos, 1,359 members
- :::MIRROR MADE::: surprise Faces from transformation flips 5,447 photos, 306 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
- Fun Nature Photography
- pcollinz [at] hotmail.com