I posted my first image on Flickr on 18th November 2004.

About me

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.


Zenit 3M

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.

Family Photos

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.

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  • If you can't beat them... by Roger B.
  • Game Over by Roger B.

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    Gigglejuice says:

    "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

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    Faunagraphic says:

    "A amazing eye for nature! - Always looking forward to your photographs"

    September 23rd, 2007

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    publicenergy says:

    "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

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    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

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    Trois Têtes (TT) says:

    "Roger's photography skills make me very jealous. This is true, if a little shameful."

    August 2nd, 2005

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    *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
Earthfast Images: Photographs by Roger Butterfield