Author Archives: Mark Hamblin

Merlin Magic

I first photographed merlin, Britain’s smallest bird of prey, in the Peak District about twenty years ago but of course that was all on film and so I have been putting feelers out in the last few years to try … Continue reading

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Stay composed

If your wildlife images are let down by poor composition it’s time to brush up on the basics. Whilst digital cameras can do most things these days the choice of subject matter and the way in which it is composed … Continue reading

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Canon 600mm f/4 L IS USM Mark II lens review

As a wildlife photographer a ‘big’ lens has always been at the forefront of my armoury starting with the manual focus Canon f4.5 500mm and then the Canon 500mm f/4 IS USM, which served me very well for over a … Continue reading

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Rubbish blogger!

To say I haven’t been a regular blogger would be a gross underestimate and you only need to scroll down my so-called recent posts to see that. There are no excuses. I’m simply a rubbish blogger! I set out with … Continue reading

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Yellowstone winter

Having come to the end of the first of two Northshots photo tours to Yellowstone and the Tetons I’ve had a little time to reflect on our time in the white wild West of America and download my images. I’m … Continue reading

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Springtime snow

To say I have neglected this blog would be rather an understatement. I could supply a host of lame excuses for the lack of activity but let’s just draw a line under the last 8 months since the previous entry … Continue reading

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Svalbard August 2011

After a long day’s traveling, the jagged peaks near Svalbard’s ‘capital’ Longyearbyen lay beneath me as we made our approach to the airport. It was close to midnight but the sun was still up bathing everything in its path in … Continue reading

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Roe shooting

With a good forecast I was out at dawn this morning on the hunt for roe deer amongst other things. Those of you sweltering in the south of the UK may find some comfort that the temperature reading in my … Continue reading

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Hen harriers

The past few weeks have been exceptionally busy trying to juggle 2020VISION office work with several photographic assignments. This week alone I’ve photographed hen harrier, white-tailed eagle and black-throated diver and have spent a total of 59 hours in various … Continue reading

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Nothing to grouse about

Black grouse or blackcock is a species with which I have a love-hate relationship. For the most part I love them. The hate bit comes in when the alarm goes off in the middle of the night and the last … Continue reading

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