|Barn Owl with a kill|
John has been a birder since he was eight years old and as he is now in his 40's, he has amassed a great wealth of experience in the field. Indeed in this area alone he and fellow local bird photographer Clifford Heyes have recorded no less than 132 species from 1980 until today.
|A classic Nuthatch shot|
John only bought his first digital DSLR camera in 2010 and so he is very reluctant to call himself a bird photographer yet. However the sheer quality of his photographs belies this and we think he does himself a great disservice.
|Kestrel hunting Sand Martins|
He also told us a funny story about the time a Whinchat kept perching on his head whilst he was wearing a camouflaged drape and so he couldn't actually get a photograph of it!
John clearly spends a long time setting up his shoots and will often visit a site many times to get a good photograph. He is very lucky to live close the reservoirs in the Wayoh area, and so he's able to get out there fairly often.
This is something that many photographers would try their best not to do, but John manages to get some quirky images in doing so and it is rapidly becoming one of his 'hallmark' styles.
Here's a humorous photo of a Little Owl on an electricity pylon - he clearly can't read!
The photographs featured here are all from John's website John Barlow Photography where all the images shown at tonight's presentation can be seen again. In addition, greetings cards and charity calendars featuring his photographs can be previewed and bought.
The presentation was finished off with a traditional sunset image: a fantastic photo of Darwen Tower.
A great presentation by a nice chap with stunning photographs - what more could you want for an evening out?
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