“nature is beautiful and amazing – i just point my camera at it”
im an amateur photographer with a passion for wildlife! iv done a few courses in photography and loving experimenting with different styles!
although wildlife and nature are where most of my interests lie, i have also had a go at : model shoots, portraits, street photography, black and white, hdr, cloning and self portraits. some photos i have produced purely to practice photoshop techniques
i started with an olympus sp560, then borrowed a canon 300d until i got my own canon 50d, then a canon 7d and i have a few different lenses now
flickr is a fantastic community and if people take the time to comment on my photos i will always try to reciprocate (this doesn’t include people who just add flashy badges and awards with no comments) I don’t like the “add one comment two” groups as they encourage just giving meaningless badges and no constructive comments. if people do leave flashy badges or pictures i will probably delete them
i love the inspiration i get from flickr, whether it is a great shot, or a great idea or even a great technique – there is always something new to be inspired by!
i try and keep up with my “activity on my photos”, but don’t keep up with “replies to my comments” (as there just isn’t enough time in the day!)
i look through friends photos, explore and groups im interested in, so i don’t reply to photos sent to me by flickrmail (again it’s a time thing!)
im quite big on animal rights, and a strict vegetarian, so if i visit your page and you have pictures of animals in any sort of distress i wont be staying long!
there have been occasions when people may have thought iv been a bit ‘preachy’ under my shots, but please understand that im not trying to force my opinions on anyone – i just feel its a great way to share information sometimes – but please feel free to treat as simply a ‘photo to view’
we’ve had some great debates under some of my shots and im a huge believer in getting as much information as possible and having open debate about current issues – open debate is better than silence and ignorance
im also a member of a number of photography groups in leeds – and they are a fab a friendly bunch!
follow me on twitter @BlackCat_Photos here TWITTER
luv m xxx
(me when i was a kid - camera in hand! photo credit peter knight)
- Skipwith Common 97 photos, 12 members
- Jersey, Channel Islands 17,559 photos, 715 members
- Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust / Jersey Zoo 1,753 photos, 137 members
- Nature TTL - Nature Photographs 19,376 photos, 409 members
- I tawt I taw a puddy tat! =^.^= Me pareció ver un lindo gatito! 191 photos, 20 members
- Your best of 2013 314 photos, 77 members
- Hawk's Head Photography Hub 48 photos, 13 members
- Birds with 50+ Faves or Comments 8,509 photos, 422 members
- Amazing Animals and Animal Faces 27,705 photos, 529 members
- An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles 26,858 photos, 1,674 members
- British Beetles 12,314 photos, 514 members
- ALL MACRO 102,733 photos, 2,764 members
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L & (IS) USM 121,347 photos, 10,008 members
- NATURE Pure and Beautiful 70,478 photos, 4,259 members
- Pigs 9,304 photos, 2,709 members
- two and a quarter square or crop 1,746 photos, 27 members
- UK wild life watching 86,313 photos, 471 members
- Bird Nerd Herd 98,488 photos, 1,845 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,823 photos, 6,418 members
- UK Wildlife Trusts 88,114 photos, 1,985 members
- Pick me! 255 photos, 79 members
- Fall Into Autumn 133,521 photos, 10,222 members
- Autumn Anywhere 84,532 photos, 6,079 members
- Autumn colors 212,124 photos, 15,219 members
- ★~Rainbows~★ 7,115 photos, 1,908 members
- rainbow 15,945 photos, 6,989 members
- Mushrooms and Fungi 55,902 photos, 3,760 members
- Mushrooms 89,702 photos, 9,485 members
- Mushroom Project 46,956 photos, 3,963 members
- fungi 89,260 photos, 8,144 members
- The cat who turned on and off 8,632 photos, 550 members
- Animal Closeups 341,600 photos, 15,573 members
- Northumberland 23,771 photos, 1,522 members
- Angels of the North 86,592 photos, 1,851 members
- PhotoCamp Leeds 2012 262 photos, 49 members
- Spectacular Animals-Invited Photos Only 91,483 photos, 9,882 members
- Getty Images on Flickr 0 photos, 16,966 members
- Awesome Nature 784,135 photos, 18,044 members
- WILD EARTH 755 photos, 514 members
- Canon 7D or 7D2 Nature Photography - Nothing Man Made 98,897 photos, 2,008 members
- Damselflies 9,219 photos, 811 members
- BBC Wildlife aspirations 20,362 photos, 737 members
- Butterflies 167,181 photos, 14,036 members
- Birds birds birds birds! 412,797 photos, 32,468 members
- Canon EF-S 17-55mm 2.8 IS USM Lens 97,987 photos, 4,890 members
- Masterpieces of Animal Photography 363 photos, 110 members
- Mushrooms & other fungi (Your Fab Fungi Fotos, FFF) 54,856 photos, 3,193 members
- Landscape photography 1,573,472 photos, 72,701 members
- UK Landscapes, Sea and Country. 307,571 photos, 8,337 members
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM 118,804 photos, 7,738 members
"I follow you forever. And I am amazed at your growth, is imprsionante what you grew up with photography. I love your photos I can not stop looking at them. I love nature ... but as we show more love nature!
Sorry for my English: (
November 18th, 2011
♥ ♫ * Mary * ♫ ♥ •٠·˙ says:
"M has a true talent for capturing that perfect moment. Every shot she takes has a story behind it which adds even more depth to the image. Her eye for detail and composition as well as her abundance of skill in editing makes her stream a real joy to visit !!
It's been a pleasure to have M as a contact and friend ... Mary xx"
June 29th, 2011
Tech Owl says:
"You can't failed to be moved by some of the shots on this photostream - imaginative, committed, pashionate. Nothing staid or simple but well constructed images, time after time. Just take a look and I think you'll agree"
May 15th, 2011
Patricia Speck says:
"M is a wonderful photographer and her love of animals and nature,
shines through her work. I recommend a look through her
photo stream. You will be captivated by her fantastic photographs.
She is also a lovely, kind person and is always cheerful and
complimentary of other peoples photography. She is a loyal
Flickr friend, and I am so glad that I have 'met' her here..
Keep on with your unique and interesting way of portraying
nature through your photographs M.......I always look forward
to seeing your work.,
March 24th, 2011
"I true Flickr icon. Always interesting and always busy."
February 6th, 2011
"Emma's work is both artistic and imaginative and adding her photographic skill and love of animals it means viewing her Photostream is a very enjoyable and often amusing experience. Keep up the good work Emma."
February 4th, 2011
"Such a wonderful photostream. Beautiful wildlife photography and of course the gorgeous cat captures!"
February 1st, 2011
Canonshot Mole says:
"Emma has such a unique way of capturing the love of wildlife through the lens which is so inspiring. She has a keen eye for photography & knows exactly how to use it. The range of superb images she produces are flawless enough to make any wildlife photographer look twice at her work. Shes a super friend both here & on the twitter circuit...keep up the excellent work !"
January 14th, 2011
"Black Cat bond and love with nature is wonderfully expressed in her photography.Presenting animals in their natural setting with top quality images make one admire and enjoy her work and appreciate the great technical skills in capturing these images.
I hope we will enjoy her beautiful work for a long time."
January 5th, 2011
"Em is a wonderful flickr friend with excellent photo's of a wide variety of subjects !! a really beautiful photostream !"
January 4th, 2011
"my Fellow Black cat..You are such an inspiration ..Your captures of Wildlife is a joy to view and you capture every inch of our beautiful Animal world..I'm privilidged to have you has my contact and look forward to seeing your creative work..love Bev aka Ebony ~ Cat xx"
January 2nd, 2011
"Emma, is a great flickr friend, her photography is excellent, her comments always positive and kind, thanks for being my frind m.
January 1st, 2011
"Emma is a talented photographer, I first became a fan of her stream as she is a fellow lover of nature and landscapes. Her love of animals is evident in her photos. After adding her to my contacts I discovered her shots of Venice and her self portraits.
M's self portraits are wonderfully creative, she is as good on Photoshop as she is a photographer.
Last but not least she is a lovely Flickr friend."
December 29th, 2010
Midnight and me says:
"M is an amazing photographer and a true lover of animals. Her photos often make me gasp in wonder. She's also a kind, generous Flickr friend to people too : )"
December 28th, 2010
Levels Nature says:
"M has a wonderful and varied photostream, combining portraits and clever cloning images with gorgeous shots of the nature all around her! Her love of the natural world comes shining through in her shots and speaks volumes about her character..... she is warm and friendly and always takes the time to visit and comment on her contacts streams! In short, she's a perfect Flickr friend! Thankyou M :-) xx"
December 1st, 2010
"Black Cat has a truly wonderful photostream that treats you to an incredible variety of stunning images. She finds compelling images where most of us would not even look. I especially like her macro flower and plant shots often made extra special with the subtle use of textures.. animals, people.. everyday objects.. all become a work of art
Always generous in sharing her comments.. Thanks for being a great Flickr friend.."
September 21st, 2010
~green tea ice cream~ says:
"i really admire emma's diversity and creativity which is evident on her stream. she has a great passion and love for animals which really shows through her cat and bird images, captured just beautifully. it's as though she's their friend just stopping by for the moment...i particularly love the seal pics...they're amazing, oh and the deer pics....they're a must see! over the months her photography has certainly evolved and she truly is an inspiration!
she is a fantastic contact too! thank you cat. *big hugs* xxx"
August 12th, 2010
Eddie The Bugman says:
"Everyday I look forward to looking at M's photo-stream, I can guarantee you will be amazed. Her wildlife photography is awe inspiring and she brings a wonderful quality to all her images. She also has the most creative and wonderful imagination, this is often reflected in her artistic compositions and believe me you will be blown away by her imagery, bravo M and thank you for opening my eyes to a new world of imagination :)"
August 3rd, 2010
Caz 71♥(Off) says:
"Emma is a true and dear friend, and her work is totally amazing! the detail and closeness of her nature shots is incredible and they are always so crystal clear. She has a fantastic eye for capturing the best angle on her subject to get the ultimate great photo....and her caption titles are very amusing .............i feel very priviledged to have her as a contact and friend, its a real treat to hop onto her photostream as you never know what you are going to find, but its always something awesome and beautiful...keep up the great work hun, your a fab photographer, love and hugs always...........Caz xxx :))"
July 22nd, 2010
"Black Cat is a very faithful and thoughtful flickr commenter; she has even told me about those testimonials :-)))
She has lovely shots of birds and cats and one can see that she loves animals a lot. Her photostream is an impressive documentary of wild life or - in case of the cats - a great documentary of how people and animals can respect each other!
Thanx Black Cat!"
July 21st, 2010
"What a pleasant, friendly, and pretty lady m is.
She has some cracking, and imaginative photos in her flickr collection.
Her clone trickery shots are particularly good.
Keep up the good work, and positive outlook!
Have fun :-)x"
July 1st, 2010
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