Garth Peacock
Personal Profile

My interest in wildlife photography, (especially birds) really only began in 2004 after early retirement gave me the time and the opportunity to revisit my childhood interest of bird-watching. It rapidly became apparent that my identification skills left much to be desired so I started to photograph what I had seen for later analysis.

Realising that bird photography is not as easy as it first appears, I obtained a copy of The Art of Bird Photography by Arthur Morris, read it from cover to cover several times, and began to put into practice what I had read.  Suddenly, my results improved, much to my surprise. Getting better photographs then became as important as the watching and what began as a hobby has become an obsession, necessitating expenditure on better equipment and taking up more of my time

I do not profess to be an expert bird-watcher or wildlife photographer, merely a very keen amateur with a total enjoyment of my past-time. Digital photography has made it possible as my initial attempts with film were pathetic.  As a result, I have tremendous respect for those experienced professionals who have been successfully earning a living, initially with film and now digital, producing fantastic wildlife photographs that we all enjoY.

Living in the Cambridgeshire area, I am fortunate that the East Anglian hotspots are easily accessible and I am also grateful to the Cambridgeshire Bird Club, members of which have always been generous in sharing their vastly superior knowledge and supportive of my photography through the Bird Club Gallery  resulting in my winning the Photograph of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

I like to think that my expertise is improving,  at least beyond the record stage into the level of portraits, but with those elusive perfect shots of so many species to attempt to achieve, I intend to get plenty of practice during the next few years.  As a result, this website is a continually changing one as better photographs replace earlier ones and new species are added,  which you can peruse by clicking on Recent Additions.

I hope that you enjoy looking through my photographs and if so,  I would be delighted to hear from you.

Garth Peacock

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