I love to walk around, exploring with my camera. When I first got started, I used to haunt the neighbourhood gardens where I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2001 I've expanded my horizons to include the local wildlife; I've also become something of a birder. We have some fantastic hiking spots nearby with plenty to see (elk, bears, coyotes and more recently a wolf and bobcat sighting, both on the same day!) as well as great landscapes because we're surrounded by mountains and the ocean. There's no shortage of inspiration. One of my goals is that my photographs make you feel an emotion or a mood, or tell a little story.
As of 2009, I earn my living from my photography. Please note: all photographs are copyrighted by Peggy Collins and all rights are reserved. I do not allow usage without written authorization from me personally. Please email me if you'd like to use one of my images.
If you're interested in licensing a particular image, please send me an email.
These days I'm also creating digital art pieces using vintage ephemera. Sometimes I combine vintage elements with more modern effects.
Please visit my website, Peggy Collins Photo Art to browse a selection of prints and home decor. I also sell my jewelry on Etsy at Coconut Joy Jewelry and on Amazon at One Sky Creations.
Photos of Peggy Collins (8)
- Textures Only (Creative Commons Textures Only) 13,426 photos, 4,051 members
- COAST. 105,380 photos, 2,480 members
- Chipmunks And Squirrels 6,088 photos, 753 members
- ! * The Beauty of Nature/NO people!! NO single buildings! P1/C2 434,176 photos, 10,284 members
- this is Canada-Photo Competition 3,820 photos, 835 members
- Fabulous Fractalius 15,234 photos, 1,498 members
- "Winged Wonders"-- Birds Only-- Invite Only (Post 1, Award 2) 40,584 photos, 5,041 members
- Canon 7D Strobist User Group 9,935 photos, 981 members
- Strobist.com 609,269 photos, 123,797 members
- Bird Perfect (Moderated) 36,550 photos, 2,752 members
- The Test Kitchen 2,083 photos, 343 members
- Digital Abstract 75,730 photos, 3,106 members
- Digital Art 328,851 photos, 12,490 members
- Rescued Pets 36,859 photos, 2,639 members
- Landscape Exhibition 36,101 photos, 19,797 members
- Finest Gold - Admin Invite - 50+ favs 3,480 photos, 474 members
- For Garnite! 609 photos, 135 members
- Gulls and Pigeons.P1/C1. 22,306 photos, 4,828 members
- Distressed Textures 17,127 photos, 1,043 members
- Distressed in Second Life 108 photos, 105 members
- Focus on Beauty (Admin-Invite) 24,885 photos, 1,825 members
- Light Junkies 111,518 photos, 18,762 members
- Winged Water Wonders (Post 1 - Comment 1) 87,219 photos, 3,878 members
- Free Flickr Flowers ~FFF~ 172,382 photos, 8,446 members
- ***[Art with passion] P1-C2 respect the Group Guidelines! 83,120 photos, 2,974 members
- I Love that Dirty Water 129 photos, 36 members
- WAY Better Than Good 25,453 photos, 334 members
- New Photo Page Preview 0 photos, 3,289 members
- Canon Close-up Lens 500D (the lens. not the camera) 654 photos, 118 members
- Burdr 101,761 photos, 1,032 members
- All Animals (CONTEST: APES) 54,117 photos, 2,762 members
- Pure Wildlife 239 photos, 23 members
- For the love of ducks & geese 50,451 photos, 5,700 members
- MagicART of TEXTURES 37,280 photos, 1,840 members
- ₪ HDR ● ƮℰӼԎƱⱤℇ₰ ● PᴴᴼᵀᴼSᴴᴼᴾ ₪ 126,222 photos, 6,596 members
- Totally Texture Tuesday 5,838 photos, 1,387 members
- Man Ray 14,559 photos, 4,308 members
- totally textures 114,393 photos, 9,550 members
- Habitação Nativa - Native Dwelling 2,257 photos, 409 members
- Finest Nature - Admin Invite - Post 1 Award 2 16,974 photos, 1,694 members
- Polaroid SX-70 Manipulation 2,581 photos, 681 members
- Polaroid Transfers 4,864 photos, 1,964 members
- Blink again level 2 best of blink - INVITE ONLY Please award two 25,804 photos, 5,680 members
- Photographers' Rights. 223 photos, 3,647 members
- The Coyote (canis latrans) - Post one, comment on one 1,386 photos, 343 members
- Natyrë / Nature 3,089 photos, 121 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 24,037 photos, 6,924 members
- Topaz Software 168,134 photos, 6,516 members
- A "Quality Only" Club 14,033 photos, 2,108 members
- Karma Kraft 1,494 photos, 275 members
Birdman of El Paso says:
"I totally enjoy surfing Peggy's photostream on a regular basis.
Her photostream is filled with expertly crafted and beautiful pictures along with commentary.
Peggy's photostream is filled with superb wildlife photography that is as good as or better than any on Flickr.
Peggy is a super FlickR friend frequently giving fine comments to my photos and encouragement to my photographic endeavors.
Thanks for being such a great flickr friend, Peggy!"
December 21st, 2009
Lake Li Sun says:
"...I have been meaning to leave a testimonial here for a long while...considered lots of long sentences with decadent words to describe this woman that shines...
...But I'll keep it simple, I think this suits her best:
She's the Real Deal! Truly..."
October 28th, 2008
"Your nature photos are one of the best on Flickr! Keep posting more! Bravo!"
June 29th, 2008
"When I found myself marking favorites in your photo stream over and over, I realized that everything you shot I wanted to look at and save. You have a wonderful ability to capture the essence in every shot. Truly one of the most talented! Thank you for your work."
February 7th, 2008
I just found her here.
I cannot use the word to discribe how good she is.
Absolutely No Word!!
You are a Imaging Artist & Artist in multi-discipline.
Thank you for your encouragments & inspirations.
I apreciate it!!
You are great!!"
May 28th, 2007
Jeff Clow says:
"I have had the distinct privilege to get to know Peggy through her masterful photography and through her kind visits to my photostream. One visit to her sets will show you how talented this remarkable lady is behind the lens, but it won't show you all there is to know about her as a person. That true knowledge will come only when this wonderful woman stops by and leaves one of her encouraging and uplifting comments on one of your photos.
Then you'll feel like the sun has broken through the clouds and is lighting up your face with golden rays. I have experienced this and am grateful for her presence here at Flickr - it truly is a better place because of her.
I'm proud to call Peggy my friend....."
May 20th, 2007
- September 2006
- Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Nature Photographer/Digital Artist
- Peggy Collins Photo Art
- pcollinz [at] hotmail.com