I first found my love of photography when I went to Skomer Island in 2016, I took lots of photos of the puffins, razorbills and guillemots.
After Skomer I found my love for photographing the birds in my garden! I have been watching the blue tits, great tits, coal tits, marsh tits, nuthatches and woodpeckers. Last year we also spotted a family of Spotted Flycatchers in our nest box, I really enjoyed watching the chicks fledge from the nest! I love photographing birds because of the challenge to get the perfect photo!
Over the summer, my family got a beehive with over 15,000 honeybees! I have cherished the moments where I have been able to photograph the bees in the hive as well as on flowers and even drinking from the bird bath!
I also write articles and features on my photographs; about them and the location they were taken in. When I was 10 years old I had an article in the National Geographic Kids magazine about a nature reserve and the photos I took there! I have a feature on the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website and I am currently working on a feature for the Plantlife Magazine and Bird Trust for Ornithology website as well as many more.
I have also greatly enjoyed photographing the different butterflies in the grasslands around the lake on my farm. I have spotted: Painted Ladies, Red Admirals, Meadow Browns, Peacock and Brimstone Butterflies as well as many more! I use my Sigma 105mm macro lens for my butterfly photography!
I recently became a RSPB pin badge volunteer, placing pin badge boxes in different sites local to me to raise money for the RSPB. In my first month of doing it, I raised over £100! This money goes towards giving nature a home.
Last year I made an Instagram account for my photography. I share my best photos and experiences there! It is called @focus.photograph.y! I loved sharing my photographs and experiences so decided that I wanted to start a blog!