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AnnMarie Jones
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Attended Stowe School, Buckingham
Lives in Dolgellau, UK
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Natural History Photographer & Smallholder
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  • Self Employed
    Photographer, present
  • European Vinyls Corporation
    Management Accountant
  • Lucas Industries
    Accountant's Assistant
  • Self Employed
    Equestrian Services
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Dolgellau, UK
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Minera, Wrexham, Wales, UK - Buckingham, UK - Reading, UK - Chester, UK
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Pro Photographer living on a small conservation based farm in Mid Wales.
Introduction
Briefly:

Professional natural history photographer specialising in the flora, fauna and landscapes of western Britain.

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Wildlife & Landscape photographer; you could also call me a conservationist, horse enthusiast, partner, parent, home educator and amateur astronomer.

 live in a beautiful wooded area of north-west Wales (UK). I prefer to work on my own 'patch'; this tends to mean mainly Wales and extending to the UK in general. I work by producing images of the whole ecosystem from large landscapes to tiny macros.

Academically I studied a wide variety of subjects at school before specialising to study Physics, Chemistry & Biology to advanced level. At University my top specialities were Nutrition, Physiology & Biochemistry. I subsequently worked in Industry gaining Managerial, Accounting & Computing experience before leaving to start my own business and follow my dreams.

My photography has been published across much of the world. Here in the UK you may have seen it in publications as diverse as The Sun & the Telegraph or Countrylife & BBC magazines. Whilst not motivated by competition, I occasionaly enter such and have received a variety of awards from organisations, competitions & exhibitions. 

When I'm not behind the camera I can be found working to improve the bio-diversity on & around our small farm in the foothills of southern Snowdonia or spending time with my horse.

To look at some of my recent images why not visit my galleries at Natures Universe

Education
  • Stowe School, Buckingham
    1981 - 1986
  • University of Reading
  • Lindisfarne College, Ruabon
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Strobo-parkour

Normally when using #stroboscopic flash, one would choose to work in the near dark with no background. However last night's project was to study Tamsin Jones' parkour movement using this technique. Plenty of fun was had and both the flashgun & Tamsin Jones ended up quite warm :O
Here are 2 of the shots:
#flash #technique #action
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One Problem

I'm currently working on building some studio lighting setups. Unfortunately I have one BIG problem, the cognac bottle is almost empty! Problems, problems :D

#studio #lighting #photography #booze
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Dickensian selfie

So continuing with the requested theme of more 'me' photos; here's one that won me an award a while back. The brief was to create an austere old style feel in a self portrait.

The lighting is not supplied by the candle but by two studio flashes. The main flash had a honeycomb snoot applied to it whilst the secondary was set at a much lower power with a basic open reflector.
The lighting was designed to highlight my cheekbones & the general angularity of my face. I set the scene up in a farm building during winter, it really was rather cold & this helped with the general mood.
Finally with the camera pre-focused & a 10s delay dialled in to the remote on my lap, I had a few moments to compose myself before the shutter triggered.

Hopefully it has a little 'Scrooge' element about it ;)

#Dickensian #Portrait #Selfie #Sepia

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Egret at Ynys Hir

I grew up enjoying the sight of "Old Nog" around farm ponds, taking to the sky through morning mist. These Egret add some extra elegance to the Heron family with their alabastrine plumage.

#RSPB #Wales #wildlife #bird
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Shells

It's fascinating all the variations of shape, texture & colour that you can spot on just a short beach walk...

#coastal #nature #Wales
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The Snowdrop Lamp
Bringing brightness to the early months of the year.
#flower #photography
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Enjoyed the sunshine in Aberystwyth yesterday. Hare are 2 pictures that I took of the War Memorial.
#sunshine #memorial #Aberystwyth 
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Flight of Fantasy

Given the continued dull wet weather (what's with 57 inches of rain, Nov - Jan) I think it's time for a sunny 'Flight of Fantasy'.

So here is a graphic design of mine built using Photoshop, Fuse & some of my photos. Perhaps it can bring us some warm sunshine and a smile.

#cheerful #graphic design #photoshop
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Winter Softness

Low winter sun warms the soft feathery heads of an Ynys Hir reed bed

#winter #wales #RSPB #texture

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2 Shots 1 Sunset

Had a lovely day, yesterday, at RSPB Ynys Hir - it's been too long since we last visited. Loads of wildfowl, very pleased to see Lapwings & Egrets.
Here are 2 shots I took as dusk was falling, one widefield on the GoPro, the other with a long telephoto on the SLR. Both from my favourite Broadwater Hide

#sunset #nature #winter
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Wonderful West Coast

Today we've been enjoying the beautiful big open beaches & skies of the Welsh coast. Mid-winter, barely a soul in sight and a sea that wasn't too cold to dip ones toes in - simply bliss.

#seaside #Wales #aberdyfi
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