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GNPC To Host Colin Edwards, Professional Wildlife Photographer

GNPC are delighted to have invited Colin Edwards to the club to give a presentation about his Wildlife Photography on Thursday 10th April 2014. The evening starts at 7:45pm at The Church in Great Notley, Bridge End Lane, Great Notley, CM77 7GN. Visitors are always welcome (please see our Meetings page for directions to the club). The cost is £5 for members and £10 for non-members, payable on the door.

Colin has always had a passion for wildlife and the amazing diversity of animals that live both in the UK and abroad, with a love of photography and wildlife he has been privileged to travel to some of the most breath taking places in the world and seen some of the most amazing animals to grace our planet. His work has been seen in many countries and has featured in many of the leading wildlife and photography magazines.

He regularly exhibits throughout the UK and can often be found giving talks at camera clubs and wildlife centres, anyone that knows Colin will know he’s always at his happiest when photographing wildlife or talking about it. Please download the leaftlet and tell your friends about it.

Red Squirrel

Kingfisher

Bird of Prey

Photos © Colin Edwards

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Peter Warne gives a talk on his work at Copped Hall Park

Peter Warne, an e-member of the Club, came along on Thursday 12 September to provide a talk on the seasons at Copped Hall Park.   Peter is an accomplished wildlife and nature photographer and it has been great to see his work develop over the short number of years that I have come to know him.   As usual it was a super talk where Peter’s passion for his subject matter came through time and time again.

Muntjac Deer at Copped Hall

Muntjac Deer at Copped Hall

Copped Hall Park lies just south of Epping in Essex, UK and at its centre sits Copped Hall, a once proud manor house which was burnt down in 1917. It is currently being restored by the Copped Hall Trust, an independent team of volunteers who own the property and restoration rights.  The Trust recognises that in addition to the Hall and its wonderful gardens, the wildlife within and without its walls are an integral component of its character. Last year Peter was asked to map the wildlife of Copped Hall Park and in due course, he will assist them to publish a short book upon the subject.  In the meantime, we benefited from his year of discovery so far and were privaliged to be shown some fantastic photos accompanied with sound and a reminder that the Canon 5d has a very capable video facility that brought some ordinary looking images to life.

If you ever get the chance to go on one of Peter’s photographic walks or study days do so, you will not be disappointed.

Here are a couple of images we were lucky to see on the night.

Duckling at Copped Hall Park

Duckling at Copped Hall Park

Rabbits at Copped Hall Park

Rabbits at Copped Hall Park

 

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A Wander Around Colne Engaine

The first of our Summer evening outings took place last Thursday, in lieu of our regular meeting at the Church in Great Notely. The week’s destination was the pretty village of Colne Engaine on the borders with Suffolk. There was a great turn out:

GNPC On The Prowl

GNPC On The Prowl

Here are a few images which were made by members during our walk:

Fields Of Green by Lisa Potter

Fields Of Green by Lisa Potter

GNPC Outing! by John Parish

GNPC Outing! by John Parish

Canada Geese by Ray Walter

Canada Geese by Ray Walter

The Spiral Web by Dave Greenwood

The Spiral Web by Dave Greenwood

Sunset By The Lake by Kieron Adams

Sunset By The Lake by Kieron Adams

Crop Spraying by Mark L Edwards

Crop Spraying by Mark L Edwards

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GNPC Members’ Images on BBC Winterwatch Christmas Special

Sat reclining, Homer Simpson style, after all the Christmas feasting most of us would find ourselves in front of the TV on Boxing Day.  I was shaken from my post postprandial slumber when Winterwatch displayed TWO images from GNPC club members on their Christmas Special.

Peter Warne’s image of the Avocets below got a special mention (and he got name checked), so kudos to him:

Peter Warne's Avocets

Peter Warne's Avocets

John Parish’s shot of deer in Wethersfield was picked out (and not criticised) by Chris Packham, so plaudits to him too:

Wethersfield Deer 'Gamboling'

Wethersfield Deer 'Gamboling'

For those of an inquisitive nature the images appear 1hour 20 mins into the programme, which you can check out on iPlayer for the next couple of weeks.  Winterwatch-link.

 

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A Walk On The Wild Side

Dr Peter Warne will be giving a talk on Wildlife In Epping Forest on 8th June 2011. The evening runs from 8:30pm – 10:30pm at The Church in Great Notely, Bridge End Lane, Great Notley, CM77 7GN. See the meetings page for a map.

You can download the flyer here:

DR Peter Warne Flyer

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