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Dawn on Embleton Beach


Free Wildlife Images

Thank you for taking the time and visiting my web pages. I do hope you will visit and browse the gallery and I only ask that you respect my copyright. Many of the gallery photographs are available free of charge to subject related societies, charities educational establishments and Wildlife Trusts. You can find more information on my offer of free wildlife images by clicking on Free Wildlife Images or the link in the navigation bar. Nature and the planet generally gives me an absorbing hobby and these free wildlife photographs are, I feel, a way of giving something back.


The Equipment area is just a brief outline of some of the photographic tools I use including cameras and software. A Minolta user of many years I currently use the Sony A700 DSLR and am also watching developments at Sony with considerable interest. See also my own review of the Manfrotto 393 gimble style tripod head.

The Gallery

The gallery section is there for all to browse and is a working gallery containing good photographs and bad. The bad pics are there for a reason and are often posted to forums to illustrate a point or two. The Gallery is based on wildlife and outdoor photography with a particular bias towards wildlife, flora and fauna, which are my favourite subjects. The individual albums there include Butterflies, Damsels and Dragons, Insects, Birds, Mammals, Landscape etc. with a number of holiday places around the UK.


Links is exactly that, some links to a number of favourite sites.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Welcome to my DenisG web site. It is not a show case, just a few pages regarding my hobby of photography and the nature and places I enjoy. Born 1948 in a village almost on the banks of the river Wear near Durham, I started trout fishing at an early age and learned to appreciate the beauty of the flora and fauna of those halcyon days. I no longer fish and live in Yorkshire now but my love of the countryside has stayed with me and so I try to capture it on camera instead of hook and line.

Below are just a few notes on the various sections of the site.

Brayton Barff

Just a few hundred yards from our home is Brayton Barff, a small, public access, ancient woodland which is where our dogs are exercised at least twice every day. The Barff has a good range of flora and fauna to keep a wide range of locals interested and especially birds and fungi. In fact, despite living here for over 30 years now, 2012 was the best year I can remember for fungi, not only for the number of different species but for the quantity available all the year through.

Needless to say that at least until I retire in October 2013 it is my most regular photography haunt at the moment. The Barff also produces some excellent landscape opportunities too when the weather is right.


Sometimes you take breaks, day visits and holidays and the location just takes your breath away. This can be factors such as stunning views, lots of nature subjects you don’t see at home, friendly and helpful local folk, fantastic walks. Sometimes mother nature can even put all of them together AND throw in good weather as well. This section of my website shows a few of those places that we have been fortunate enough to rent cottages in and have left fantastic and memorable impressions for the mind to mull over on those cold wet days.

Places include Embleton in Northumberland, Norfolk, The Forest of Dean, Kirroughtree Forest in Scotland and many more I hope to write about when I retire.