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 " 773,624 photos, 26,452 members
- This is Scotland 112,624 photos, 1,821 members
- Adorable Critters (Invite Only) 25,958 photos, 4,866 members
- ~LMAO~ Animal photography only! 5,617 photos, 2,806 members
- Photos of QUALITY to Smile About ~ International ~ (moderated) 232,155 photos, 14,499 members
- CITRIT,Best of yours! / Invited shots only/comment 2 / 312,365 photos, 29,139 members
- The wonderful world of birds (P1/A2). 104,938 photos, 5,211 members
- Bird Watching Group (BWG): Post 1 : Award 2 242,211 photos, 9,506 members
- Sparrows and Swans 11,804 photos, 2,154 members
- "Winged Wonders"-- Birds Only-- Invite Only (Post 1, Award 2) 39,936 photos, 5,069 members
- Caithness Photography 4,746 photos, 164 members
- Scotland in Picture 365,837 photos, 8,212 members
- Golf - public group 40,978 photos, 3,940 members
- Traditional Farm Animals 17,834 photos, 2,239 members
- "World Nature & Wildlife Closeup" Post 1/C3 270,130 photos, 10,029 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,735 photos, 4,802 members
- Golf Directory 40,096 photos, 2,052 members
- Scottish Wildlife 61,388 photos, 1,470 members
- Birds and Wildlife UK 696,405 photos, 13,371 members
- Gold Star Awards 773,489 photos, 48,933 members
- The County of Sutherland 4,990 photos, 323 members
- (mostly) Ducks 56,116 photos, 5,598 members
- Dornoch and Embo 620 photos, 38 members
- NATURE'S BEST 1,536,115 photos, 30,351 members
- N A T U R E [no limits] 253,696 photos, 2,962 members
- Irresistible Beauty - Invited photos only 16,462 photos, 3,440 members
- QEMD "Finch" 79,812 photos, 2,015 members
- Born Free, Living Free 137,435 photos, 3,066 members
- Oyster Catchers 1,891 photos, 355 members
- Shield Of Excellence 539,508 photos, 40,782 members
- Super Shots - Post 1 - Award 2 297,955 photos, 40,390 members
- Stock the Wildlife Park 18,905 photos, 1,809 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 334,137 photos, 39,851 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 422,774 photos, 25,906 members
- An Awesome Shot! Invited Photos ONLY!! 455,794 photos, 50,976 members
- **A Big Fave (Invite Only) 485,519 photos, 63,607 members
- Lunar Village - CLOSED 37,148 photos, 4,437 members
- Blue Ribbon PHOTOGRAPHY (INVITE ONLY) 285,191 photos, 41,454 members
- Excellence In Avian Photography (EIAP) -- INVITED IMAGES ONLY !! 94,006 photos, 9,202 members
- Global Village 2 - CLOSED 207,317 photos, 14,115 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