Welcome to my Gallery!!
My name is Nicola, I'm in my mid 30's and live in the beautiful county of Carmarthenshire in South West Wales. I'm originally from West Sussex, and lived in Leicester between the ages of 7-18, but fell in love with Wales, its wildlife, landscapes and people after studying Environmental Biology at Swansea University, and have been living in the area for over 15 years.
I currently work as a Freshwater Biologist for the Environment Agency, which also gives me many great opportunities to get out into the countryside
I've been into all things wild and outdoors from an extremely early age, and some of my fondest childhood memories involve visits to WWT Arundel with wonderful Gran, who was only too happy to nurture my enthusiasm for wildlife of all kinds, and also responsible for buying me my first pair of binoculars.
I'm still a relative newbie to wildlife photography, being a wildlife watcher first and foremost, and got my first DSLR in April 2008, and there's been no stopping me since! I recently upgraded my original Nikon D60 to a Nikon D300, and I'm in love with it, and would recommend it to anyone interested in outdoor photography, particularly bird shots which it excels at.
I am also delighted to announce that one of my red kite photos has been shortlisted in the 2010 British Wildlife Photography Awards, which I am unbelievably chuffed with!! It can be seen in the lovely coffee table book showing all of the top entries for the competition.
I'm a member of the Wild About Britain forum, which is a fantastic site for all outdoor junkies like myself, whether you're into birdwatching, botany, photography, or just soaking up the beauty of the wild places of Britain, this website is for you!http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/
I am also a member of the Morriston Camera Club and Dinefwr Photographic Society, both of which are extremely welcoming and talented groups of people, who have helped me no end with advice on improving my own images.http://www.morristoncameraclub.btinternet.co.uk/http://www.dinefwrphotographicsociety.co.uk/
If you would like to order prints of any of my shots, or arrange a commission, please contact me at my email address to discuss. Most prints are available in any size up to A3.
Thankyou for visiting, and I hope you enjoy browsing through my pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!