Getting close to wildlife can be difficult when the wildlife in question is easliy unsettled by any sort of disturbance or intrusion. Whilst binoculars and spotting scopes are ideal for distant observation the use of a DSLR camera with a 70-200mm lens requires a different sort of tact. Fortunately, in many parts of the world even the most skittish of mammals and birds have learned to exploit the activities of people enough to not only improve the chances of their survival, but also the chances for having their picture taken.
Comprised of images taken from chance encounters, set-ups and purpose made feeding stations across the UK. The About in About Country also infers when and where to photograph certain kinds of wildlife at certain times of the year. From deer ruts in the autumn to harvest times in spring, when hares return to fields for stubble and kestrels hover them for mice venturing out for grain spills.
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