I posted my first image on Flickr on 18th November 2004.
I am a semi-professional photographer based in the north of England. My main interests are nature and landscape photography.
I describe myself as a "semi-professional photographer" because:
♦ I always aim to produce photographs of a professional standard;
♦ I earn money from photography, but it's not my only source of income.
You can view a selection of my published images here.
I first started taking pictures when I was a kid. At the age of sixteen, I bought my first proper camera: a second-hand Russian Zenit 3M. I also learnt how to develop and print my photos in a friend's darkroom.
Three decades on, I switched to digital - and I haven't looked back since!
I have used various different cameras over the years. These days I mostly use an Olympus E-3, but I occasionally use my old E-500 for monochrome work.
ALL of the images that I publish on the web are copyrighted: © Roger Butterfield, all rights reserved.
Please do not download or use my pictures in publications, documents, presentations, websites, blogs, etc without first obtaining my express permission. If you do wish to use a picture, please contact me and I will respond as quickly as I can.
Please note that I do not normally permit commercial enterprises to use my images free-of-charge.
Comments, Invitations and Awards
I welcome constructive comments, but please do not use my photostream to promote your own Flickr group(s) or award schemes. Any comments containing icons or images (including animated gifs) will be deleted.
I have a large collection of family photographs, both old and new. For privacy, viewing is restricted to people on my "family contacts" list. If you would like to view the pictures, please contact me.
Photos of Roger B. (2)
- Plant communities of Europe 1,609 photos, 166 members
- British Bees, Wasps and Ants (Hymenoptera) 11,161 photos, 463 members
- Yorkshire Wildlife 4,700 photos, 84 members
- THE BRITISH PTERIDOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Fern Society 2,504 photos, 99 members
- Penistone, South Yorkshire 808 photos, 33 members
- Olympus E-M1 Photography 58,788 photos, 1,316 members
- Tour de France 2014 1,115 photos, 138 members
- Eastern Moors Partnership 2,540 photos, 68 members
- Yorkshire Water: Reservoirs 543 photos, 80 members
- UK Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars 55,006 photos, 1,757 members
- Plantlife Bloomwatch: UK Wild flowers & other native flora 6,875 photos, 138 members
- Shield Bugs and other Miridae 10,074 photos, 534 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 108 photos, 478 members
- Scotland Outdoors Magazine 3,584 photos, 232 members
- Flora of Nottinghamshire 212 photos, 9 members
- Mid-Century Architecture (Non-Residential) 8,590 photos, 629 members
- headlines 1,547 photos, 45 members
- The Great War Archive Flickr Group 12,904 photos, 899 members
- Manfrotto Official 53,509 photos, 2,613 members
- Bees, bees, bees! 80,311 photos, 15,614 members
- Yorkshire Garden Wildlife 927 photos, 55 members
- A New Flora of the Sheffield Area 795 photos, 35 members
- Chester Zoo 19,612 photos, 1,088 members
- The Sorby Natural History Society, Sheffield 5,706 photos, 77 members
- Scottish Wildlife 45,757 photos, 1,348 members
- The Moss Valley, Sheffield/Derbyshire 324 photos, 30 members
- Moorland Restoration / Moors for the Future 98 photos, 15 members
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 1,280 photos, 19 members
- Heather Moorland UK 2,034 photos, 120 members
- Sheffield 44,513 photos, 2,312 members
- RSPB Leighton Moss 9,605 photos, 444 members
- Countryfile 496,020 photos, 5,908 members
- Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum 423 photos, 33 members
- RSPB Anglesey South Stack 912 photos, 119 members
- Farming Life 26,563 photos, 1,179 members
- Then and now: family stories 18 photos, 25 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 104,855 photos, 1,569 members
- European Birds and Wildlife 134,187 photos, 1,483 members
- Close Up and Macro Photography 18,819 photos, 347 members
- Seeds 11,039 photos, 1,824 members
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserves 3,896 photos, 150 members
- Adobe Lightroom 36,871 photos, 25,929 members
- Anglesey (Ynys Môn) 16,826 photos, 725 members
- Fruit & Veg 220,322 photos, 46,328 members
- Biodiversity and Biological Recording 689 photos, 29 members
- Orobanchaceae 6,715 photos, 277 members
- Parasitic Plants 931 photos, 134 members
- The Natural World of Cornwall 3,215 photos, 150 members
- The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, UK 3,979 photos, 268 members
- Iris Flowers 13,799 photos, 1,903 members
"A delight to follow Roger's photostream as the wonderful photographs are always accompanied with information about the subject. As a fellow 'Sheffielder' too it's inspiring to know whats out there local to me. Great stream of photo's, especially for nature lovers."
December 17th, 2007
"A amazing eye for nature! - Always looking forward to your photographs"
September 23rd, 2007
"I discovered Roger's photographs here on Flickr not long after I joined early in 2005. Since then it's been an absolute pleasure to see the constant stream of high quality images - not least of which is one of my favourite sheep shots taken near Derwent Reservoir.
One of Flickr's best for sure. Thank you for continuing to share your images with us."
September 3rd, 2007
Son of Groucho says:
"Roger's pictures of plants, animals, and the natural world in general amply demonstrate that for him ecology is not just a profession, but a passion. The quality of his images is consistently high, giving the rest of us something to aspire to, but rarely match.
He's also quite an amusing bugger----sorry, I mean blogger!"
January 22nd, 2006
Trois Têtes (TT) says:
"Roger's photography skills make me very jealous. This is true, if a little shameful."
August 2nd, 2005
*LINNY * says:
"roger b. was one of the first people on flickr to ever leave a comment on my work, so you could say he was my first....he has been an inspiration, a very helpful and nice person, love his work. linny"
July 13th, 2005
- Roger Butterfield
- November 2004
- Sheffield, UK
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Ecologist, Trainer & Photographer