Mainly interested in nature. I was a keen birder for 20 years, and now settled to a quieter existence. I still travel to see extremely rare birds, first for Britain etc.

Increasingly, I am interested in dragonflies and butterflies, which gets me out on the nicer days.

I am the "British Dragonfly Society" county dragonfly recorder for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, an area of 5000 km squares.


Born long ago, in Mansfield, England and still live there. Have one son, himself a regular on this site. His Flickr ID is jonbradbury.


Current cameras include

Canon EOS 80D and Cheapo-copy battery grip

Canon EOS 6D and Cheapo-copy battery grip

Canon EF 100-400mm L IS ii USM Lens

Canon EF 1.4x iii Extender

Canon EF 2x Extenderer

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens

Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG APO Macro

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens

Canon EFS 17-85mm IS USM zoom f4/5.6

Sigma 1.4x EX DG teleconverter for the 180 macro

I also have a set of Jessops extension tubes for closer macro work.

I use a Manfrotto 679B monopod or Slik D2 tripod for image stabilising

For macro work, I use a Canon Speedlight 580EX flash

A flash sync cord, and some cheap wireless triggers, allows off-camera 'strobist' flash


A Canon EOS 5 and a Canon EOS 3000 film cameras are now sitting by my desk and willing to work.

A Minolta X-9 has now joined them on the display shelf


Also, I have a Nikon Coolpix 995 for digi-scoping and macro and walkabout.


I have also used phone-scoping to reasonable effect when faced with rare birds and no other camera to hand


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Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISFP)



Your personality type is caring, peaceful, artistic, and calm.


Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 8% of all women and 6% of all men

You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.


You are The Hierophant

Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.

All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.

The Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant's only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.

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I live in England and I don't travel far



Apr 20 - May 20

You are practical and persistent. You have dogged determination and work like hell. Most people think you are stubborn and bull-headed, which is a nice what of saying that everyone hates you and talks about you behind your back.


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  • JoinedJune 2007
  • HometownMansfield, England
  • Current cityMansfield
  • CountryEngland
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