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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 10, 2011, 10:44 PM


Meet Bailey


Bailey is an eight week old Golden Retriever and the latest member of the family.

Baileys Blog

NEW - my better half trying to train the puppy but our laughter kinda spoilt the technique :) Water Aversion Therapy





remember

it's not what you feel that matters, it's who you touch

regards
Kev Lewis

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: the sounds of my fish tank
  • Reading: Tun Left at Orion
  • Watching: Independance day (again)
  • Playing: with a home brew intervalometer
  • Eating: gummy bears
  • Drinking: in the vast pool of wisdom

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Photosbykev
a professional amateur
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Background
I'm the experienced side of 50 and first picked up a camera back in the late 1970's. I have always enjoyed photography and in my late teens and early twenties always had a camera with me and spent hundreds of hours in darkrooms processing black and white films and prints. I was married in 1982 and with the increasing pressure of work and family life the photography turned into happy snaps on birthdays, weddings and holidays for 15 years.

Current
My work in the UK nuclear industry takes me all around the country spending a lot of time in hotels reading and playing with a computer. With the arrival of digital cameras I realised that I could be spending my free time a lot more productively and bought my first digital camera in the late 90's. I used to shoot hundreds and hundreds of images of anything that took my fancy and then spent the evenings putting 99% of the images into the trash bin on the computer. Really productive! Now I take my time and take a lot less images but have a lot more 'keepers'.

Areas of Interest
If I was asked what I liked to photograph my answer would have to be wildlife, but I still enjoy going out and just photographing any subject that appeals to me. I like new challenges and will concentrate on one subject until I get the best image I can achieve and then move onto another subject. I have no reservations about photographing captive subjects and get a lot of pleasure from it but the pleasure of getting a good photograph of a wild animal or bird in its natural environment is very rewarding.

Equipment
I have always used Canon equipment, the EOS-5D MkIII, EOS-5D MkII, EOS-7D, EOS-60D (infrared modified) and an old EOS-20D body with a range of lens from 8mm up to 600mm and an assortment of flashguns, tripods and accessories.

The Canon 600mm f4 IS USM prime lens is my pride and joy and the cause of a lot of shoulder and back pain, it is HEAVY! Using this lens means I can position myself further away from a subject and photograph them whilst they are behaving naturally and still capture them full frame and the limited depth of field nicely blurs the backgrounds. Even with image stabilisation the 600mm lens cannot be used without a tripod or beanbag so even more weight to carry to a location...groan.

If you have any questions about my personal photographic work or about shooting techniques please note me and I'll help as much as possible. My personal website, containing all of my wildlife images, can be seen here www.photosbykev.com

Current Age: On the down slope :), Current Residence: Glos, UK, deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL, Print preference: Lustre or Matte, Operating System: XP Pro 64 / Vista Ultimate 64, MP3 player of choice: one with decent music on it, Shell of choice: Oyster, Personal Quote: It's not what you feel that matters, it's who you touch
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OveRonnblom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Hi! Used your moon here: overonnblom.deviantart.com/art…
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artofmelancholy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used your stock here: fav.me/d7tl2d0
Thanks so much!
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BeachPrimrose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
This was inspired by your picture Photo-Trigger Test and I hope that you like it: beachprimrose.deviantart.com/a…
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Lokilanie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Here is what I did with a couple of your stock owls of yours, for a friend of mine.  I hope you like it....

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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in :iconr72:'s Best of February feature.  Thank you for your submission.  You can find the feature here: r72.deviantart.com/journal/Bes… .
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Ulliart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What a fantastic gallery! I enjoyed looking at your bird fotos. 
Best Wishes from Bavaria!
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hetorakelt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
best wishes from holland..Singing 
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RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Hieronimus-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Joyeux anniversaire ! :)
:party: :cake: =]
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Casperium Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best day ever!! :dance: :party::iconfuncakeplz::icontyttataudnor:
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