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 " 789,805 photos, 26,361 members
- This is Scotland 120,970 photos, 1,934 members
- Adorable Critters (Invite Only) 25,546 photos, 4,833 members
- ~LMAO~ Animal photography only! 5,568 photos, 2,790 members
- Photos of QUALITY to Smile About ~ International ~ (moderated) 223,874 photos, 14,420 members
- CITRIT,Best of yours! / Invited shots only/comment 2 / 311,351 photos, 29,077 members
- The wonderful world of birds (P1/A2). 105,056 photos, 5,199 members
- Bird Watching Group (BWG): Post 1 : Award 2 246,119 photos, 9,505 members
- Sparrows and Swans 11,381 photos, 2,184 members
- "Winged Wonders"-- Birds Only-- Invite Only (Post 1, Award 2) 39,293 photos, 5,051 members
- Caithness Photography 4,551 photos, 166 members
- Scotland in Picture 379,974 photos, 8,532 members
- Golf - public group 40,888 photos, 3,957 members
- Traditional Farm Animals 17,569 photos, 2,216 members
- "World Nature & Wildlife Closeup" Post 1/C3 271,592 photos, 10,066 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,265 photos, 4,773 members
- Golf Directory 40,599 photos, 2,057 members
- Scottish Wildlife 64,522 photos, 1,484 members
- Birds and Wildlife UK 707,976 photos, 13,443 members
- Gold Star Awards 782,638 photos, 48,796 members
- The County of Sutherland 5,040 photos, 328 members
- (mostly) Ducks 56,658 photos, 5,619 members
- Dornoch and Embo 617 photos, 39 members
- NATURE'S BEST 1,573,841 photos, 30,709 members
- N A T U R E [no limits] 256,020 photos, 2,974 members
- Irresistible Beauty - Invited photos only 15,966 photos, 3,428 members
- QEMD "Finch" 75,022 photos, 2,007 members
- Born Free, Living Free 139,232 photos, 3,074 members
- Oyster Catchers 1,928 photos, 363 members
- Shield Of Excellence 550,620 photos, 40,721 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 298,255 photos, 40,226 members
- Stock the Wildlife Park 19,380 photos, 1,803 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 331,110 photos, 39,697 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 423,170 photos, 25,949 members
- An Awesome Shot! Invited Photos ONLY!! 457,745 photos, 50,835 members
- **A Big Fave (Invite Only) 478,690 photos, 63,456 members
- Lunar Village - CLOSED 36,858 photos, 4,417 members
- Blue Ribbon PHOTOGRAPHY (INVITE ONLY) 281,594 photos, 41,229 members
- Excellence In Avian Photography (EIAP) -- INVITED IMAGES ONLY !! 93,854 photos, 9,222 members
- Global Village 2 - CLOSED 204,981 photos, 14,042 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