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)
- Waxcap grasslands 320 photos, 11 members
- Coastal Flora and Fauna and Habitats (NW Europe) 3,196 photos, 113 members
- Plant communities of Europe 1,668 photos, 172 members
- British Bees, Wasps and Ants (Hymenoptera) 11,626 photos, 475 members
- Yorkshire Wildlife 4,969 photos, 83 members
- THE BRITISH PTERIDOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Fern Society 2,601 photos, 104 members
- Penistone, South Yorkshire 842 photos, 34 members
- Olympus E-M1 Photography 64,267 photos, 1,415 members
- Tour de France 2014 1,099 photos, 138 members
- Eastern Moors Partnership 3,030 photos, 73 members
- Yorkshire Water: Reservoirs 567 photos, 81 members
- UK Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars 57,481 photos, 1,794 members
- Plantlife Bloomwatch: UK Wild flowers & other native flora 7,050 photos, 138 members
- Shield Bugs and other Miridae 10,245 photos, 538 members
- Flickr Groups Preview 108 photos, 480 members
- Scotland Outdoors Magazine 3,582 photos, 236 members
- Flora of Nottinghamshire 223 photos, 10 members
- Mid-Century Architecture (Non-Residential) 8,696 photos, 638 members
- headlines 1,513 photos, 48 members
- The Great War Archive Flickr Group 13,115 photos, 908 members
- Manfrotto Official 57,823 photos, 2,652 members
- Bees, bees, bees! 82,014 photos, 15,785 members
- Yorkshire Garden Wildlife 950 photos, 54 members
- A New Flora of the Sheffield Area 798 photos, 36 members
- Chester Zoo 19,947 photos, 1,101 members
- The Sorby Natural History Society, Sheffield 6,046 photos, 80 members
- Scottish Wildlife 47,318 photos, 1,372 members
- The Moss Valley, Sheffield/Derbyshire 316 photos, 30 members
- Moorland Restoration / Moors for the Future 98 photos, 15 members
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 1,302 photos, 19 members
- Heather Moorland UK 2,167 photos, 127 members
- Sheffield 44,756 photos, 2,327 members
- RSPB Leighton Moss 10,110 photos, 455 members
- Countryfile 524,073 photos, 6,155 members
- Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum 424 photos, 34 members
- RSPB Anglesey South Stack 930 photos, 123 members
- Farming Life 27,413 photos, 1,186 members
- Then and now: family stories 18 photos, 25 members
- Wildscreen Arkive - images of life on Earth 110,685 photos, 1,586 members
- European Birds and Wildlife 141,928 photos, 1,539 members
- Close Up and Macro Photography 19,369 photos, 353 members
- Seeds 11,352 photos, 1,839 members
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserves 3,983 photos, 150 members
- Adobe Lightroom 40,287 photos, 26,111 members
- Anglesey (Ynys Môn) 17,274 photos, 742 members
- Fruit & Veg 208,558 photos, 47,623 members
- Biodiversity and Biological Recording 724 photos, 30 members
- Orobanchaceae 6,846 photos, 281 members
- Parasitic Plants 978 photos, 136 members
- The Natural World of Cornwall 3,409 photos, 150 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