I'm a busy Dad with four children and one grandchild.
I was a Canon user but Sony wooed me across to the dark side with their fast, snappy SLT cameras. This in turn led me to discover the wonderful compact and light Sony NEX "compact sytem" cameras.
I have now sold my big Sony SLT camera and all my A mount lenses and now use a NEX7 with E mount lenses.
I also have a Nikon V1 camera which I use where fast tracking focus is needed such as air-shows and sporting events. I also use it with the FT1 adapter and a 70-300 lens which gives me an equivalent length of 190 - 810 zoom!
I am a plumber and live near Poole, Dorset, UK. with my family + dog.
I love wildlife photography, especially macro but I also enjoy cars, planes, bikes etc when I get the opportunity to photograph them. I have a licence from Natural England which permits me to survey and if needed handle protected reptile species.
I really like learning more about digital photography and especially all the contacts I have made through Flickr.
I hope my work catches up with the high standards I see around me here on Flickr.
I am very happy for my work to be used by charities, wildlife organisations etc. Just email if you want me to permit downloading on any of my photos. Thank you.
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 1,168 photos, 97 members
- Nikon 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 2,152 photos, 204 members
- Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom 85,799 photos, 5,338 members
- Only German Cars 30,111 photos, 2,038 members
- Nikon 1 FT1 mount adapter 495 photos, 71 members
- ~ Wonderful World of Wildlife ~ 13,051 photos, 1,692 members
- Rallying in the UK 6,040 photos, 167 members
- Rallye Sunseeker Group 1,829 photos, 66 members
- PANNING SHOTS ONLY 67,038 photos, 7,536 members
- Dirt Track Racing 5,562 photos, 197 members
- Motorbikes / Motorcycles - OPEN TO ALL / Moto di ogni tipo 77,119 photos, 4,785 members
- Motorcycles 112,977 photos, 9,155 members
- UK Grasstrack 192 photos, 23 members
- Gurston Down Hillclimb Events 506 photos, 35 members
- Great Dorset Steam Fair 1,150 photos, 53 members
- Nikon J1 & V1 4,377 photos, 231 members
- Nikon 1 Cameras 15,220 photos, 2,038 members
- Sony NEX 16-50mm PZ Pancake OSS Lens (SEL-P1650) 1,836 photos, 280 members
- Owls 33,463 photos, 6,221 members
- Fastnet 2013 - Durlston Head Group 106 photos, 7 members
- Road & Farm Steam 4,517 photos, 409 members
- SEL50F18 Sony E50mm f1.8 Nex Lens 2,365 photos, 365 members
- Sony NEX-7 11,942 photos, 522 members
- THE NEX-7 GROUP 37,484 photos, 2,010 members
- Sony NEX E Lens Only (No adapters) 2,709 photos, 161 members
- Wildlife of Menorca 181 photos, 18 members
- Menorca Beaches and Resorts 1,929 photos, 217 members
- British Hoverflies 2,171 photos, 173 members
- Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS SEL55210 Tele Lens 1,321 photos, 186 members
- Cars Cars Cars 611,927 photos, 17,936 members
- The SONY Alpha E-Mount 6,393 photos, 208 members
- World Waders 4,387 photos, 171 members
- Sony Nex Alternative & Legacy lenses 1,884 photos, 164 members
- Winter Flora 2,806 photos, 385 members
- Nature of Wildlife 7,043 photos, 357 members
- Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro SEL30M35 413 photos, 18 members
- Nex E-Mount SEL-30M35 1,400 photos, 96 members
- Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton 375 photos, 30 members
- Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 (OM mount) 6,957 photos, 658 members
- Sony α NEX 227,415 photos, 10,535 members
- An Echo Year 2013 3,890 photos, 98 members
- Sony Camera Club 163,331 photos, 11,854 members
- Aircraft Images - Atmospheric Only 5,217 photos, 252 members
- Clouds, Storms, Sunsets & Sunrises 156,797 photos, 10,358 members
- Sunrises and Sunsets 213,576 photos, 20,605 members
- Airfield Images on Flickr 2,626 photos, 16 members
- Bournemouth Aviation Museum 7 photos, 7 members
- Bournemouth Airport 10,088 photos, 57 members
- Light Airplane and all propeller airplane 14,113 photos, 266 members
- LIGHT AIRCRAFT 7,714 photos, 93 members
Lisa Lawley says:
"Ian has been a contact for a while, who shares a similar interest to me in photography. I love his style, and I have learned a lot from him. Thanks Ian :)"
18th March, 2011
- Ian Kirk
- March 2005
- Broadstone, Dorset, UK
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Kirk Plumbing