Just love taking photographs, and since joining Flickr I have developed a passion for picturing birds. Nothing exotic but everyday birds like gulls, crows and sparrows. My photostream is an eclectic mix of holiday snaps, attempts at photographic art and an online diary of life in my community. I am proud to have had images used in the local press, Wikipedia and several other places on the internet.
I use a Canon Digital SLR with either a 75/300mm lens (95% of the time) or a 28/80mm lens (the remaining 5%) and carry an HP Photosmart R707 in my pocket. The most useful thing in my camera case is a big plastic bag full of bird seed!
I do not use Photoshop, just some basic cropping to alter the size and point of focus of images - the art of photography is in the eye, not the computer (but that is just my opinion).
A big thank you to all of my contacts who are prepared to waste a few minutes out of their precious day to comment on my offerings - I like to think of you all as very good friends!
- Dragon Gold Award " The Best Of Flickr " 743,952 photos, 26,549 members
- This is Scotland 100,638 photos, 1,669 members
- Adorable Critters (Invite Only) 25,976 photos, 4,887 members
- ~LMAO~ Animal photography only! 5,659 photos, 2,819 members
- Photos of QUALITY to Smile About ~ International ~ (moderated) 231,800 photos, 14,617 members
- CITRIT,Best of yours! / Invited shots only/comment 2 / 310,624 photos, 29,279 members
- The wonderful world of birds (P1/A2). 101,599 photos, 5,211 members
- Bird Watching Group (BWG): Post 1 : Award 2 233,144 photos, 9,507 members
- Sparrows and Swans 11,507 photos, 2,114 members
- "Winged Wonders"-- Birds Only-- Invite Only (Post 1, Award 2) 40,538 photos, 5,064 members
- Caithness Photography 4,642 photos, 161 members
- Scotland in Picture 337,093 photos, 7,774 members
- Golf - public group 40,814 photos, 3,933 members
- Traditional Farm Animals 18,267 photos, 2,255 members
- "World Nature & Wildlife Closeup" Post 1/C3 262,571 photos, 9,959 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,524 photos, 4,833 members
- Golf Directory 39,573 photos, 2,055 members
- Scottish Wildlife 53,253 photos, 1,436 members
- Birds and Wildlife UK 646,476 photos, 13,085 members
- Gold Star Awards 753,735 photos, 48,995 members
- The County of Sutherland 4,845 photos, 320 members
- (mostly) Ducks 54,553 photos, 5,554 members
- Dornoch and Embo 612 photos, 37 members
- NATURE'S BEST 1,450,077 photos, 29,824 members
- N A T U R E [no limits] 251,615 photos, 2,977 members
- Irresistible Beauty - Invited photos only 16,328 photos, 3,450 members
- QEMD "Finch" 79,162 photos, 2,019 members
- Born Free, Living Free 136,499 photos, 3,075 members
- Oyster Catchers 1,794 photos, 346 members
- Shield Of Excellence 523,923 photos, 40,782 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 291,204 photos, 40,582 members
- Stock the Wildlife Park 18,582 photos, 1,818 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 330,684 photos, 39,990 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 411,921 photos, 25,842 members
- An Awesome Shot! Invited Photos ONLY!! 444,880 photos, 51,143 members
- **A Big Fave (Invite Only) 486,522 photos, 63,650 members
- Lunar Village - CLOSED 37,317 photos, 4,469 members
- Blue Ribbon PHOTOGRAPHY (INVITE ONLY) 284,923 photos, 41,712 members
- Excellence In Avian Photography (EIAP) -- INVITED IMAGES ONLY !! 91,164 photos, 9,158 members
- Global Village 2 - CLOSED 208,446 photos, 14,202 members
"Things can sometimes get in in the way of time on Flickr but no matter what each day brings, I always look forward to visiting John’s photo stream.
His photos are beautiful, composed so perfectly and he always tells such a story with each one that it makes you feel as if you were there when he took the picture and experienced it first hand. His wit and humor never cease to amaze me and he has a knack of knowing just the right thing to say.
He is an exceptional photographer who has a big heart and a wonderful spirit about him. I am honored to call him a Flickr friend. I have to say that visiting John’s photo stream is one of my favorite parts of every day!"
August 6th, 2007
- John Haslam
- December 2006
- Blackpool, England
- Dornoch, Scotland
- I am:
- Male and Single
- Steward, Royal Dornoch Golf Club