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.
Photos © Colin Edwards
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
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
Rabbits at Copped Hall Park
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
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'
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.
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: