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Peggy 14-Jan-2020 10:11
Dear Dave, we really appreciate that you have decided to support the activities of the National Parc of Souss Massa in Morocco with no hesitation.
Your pictures help showing the beauty of the nature and the importance of preserving ecosystems at an international level.
Ian Dalgliesh14-Jun-2016 06:10
Hi Dave,I've just returned from 8 days in Germany,where on a morning sojourn,I spied what I believe to be a coot; similar in size to a moorhen,but all black body,without the red head colouring.Could you look at my swans gallery,last image to confirm/deny.Thanks.
aure1197617-Apr-2016 14:04
Sublime images, as much as the person whom you are. Many thanks for your help in our book project.
Warm regards
Nigel Wheatley 14-Mar-2016 14:15
An impressive collection of images Dave! I think the ones of Red-billed Tropicbird and Blue Whale are up there with the best I have ever seen of these two species, and I look at a lot of images. Looking forward to seeing more in the future. All the best,

Nigel Wheatley
Guest 04-Jan-2016 22:18
Hi Dave,

amazing pictures, what an experience for you.

Karen & Glen
Giorgio Gregori01-Jan-2016 22:48
Hi Dave,
thank you for your appreciation. I have just started watching your galleries and I have already noticed many excellent images. I agree 110 percent what you write in your message.
Greetings from Tuscany.
Ian Dalgliesh25-Nov-2015 14:58
Hi Dave,I have found a newspaper story from Sept 2014,about a grey sea eagle which escaped it's handlers in Horton-in-Ribblesdale,on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales.It had an 8ft. wingspan and according to the article could easily make off with small dogs.There was no subsequent article about it's recapture,so I'm guessing that is what I saw sitting in the middle of the road.
Michael Anton18-Jan-2015 13:43
Great photos, Dave!
Darren Wood 21-Nov-2014 17:04
Great photos
Nik Borrow 16-Nov-2014 10:23
Great images Dave, keep them coming! Thanks also for the recent help with HWPB.
Emili and Carme 11-Nov-2014 19:00
Hi Dave,
We are Emilio and Carmen, the owners of the apartment in the Pyrenees where you slept when you were photographing vultures.
Juanjo tell us that you can to take pictures of vultures in the hide, and you liked the place and the landscape.
Your birds photos are wonderful! We are very surprised because you have birds photos of many different countries. We hope that you travel a lot and make many more.
We are delighted to have met you.
Greetings from Ginaste (Spain)

Emili & Carme
Lasse J Laine 29-Sep-2014 08:05
Hi Dave,
It really pays to have a local patch that one knows well. That makes it a wee bit easier to get such wonderful photos that you have from Shrophire. Great work on the Palearctic birds as well, especially raptors, a goup tha I am really fond of. One of my favorite series is surely your Great Bittern with a great appetite. Great technical and artistic work. I am happy to present some of it in my new Photographic Guide to the Birds of Finland. Cheers Lasse J Laine
Natuurzicht 14-Mar-2014 21:43

Zier er allemaal goed uit, schitterende foto's.

Neem ook eens een kijkje op:

Groeten, Natuurzicht
Bob jones 08-Feb-2014 21:10
HiDave,it was a pleasure to meet you and chat with you on friday,many thanks for the excellent images of the redflanked blue tail you forwarded to me,hope we meet up again soon
lejun08-Feb-2014 20:24
Thanks, Dave, for your nice comments re: my images taken during our recent south Texas birding trip. Thanks also for the correction on the Ring-necked Duck. I should have know... just got in a hurry. Your photos are wonderful!
Bruce Johnson29-Jan-2014 02:44
Thank you so much--I enjoyed your also here in california
Ian Dalgliesh15-Jan-2014 06:00
Hi Dave,I've just uploaded the only close up of a grey heron ,I've ever taken that isn't a mile away.I was walking along a tow-path in North London,where a mother and child were standing.As I approached she pointed to this small grey heron,saying,quietly,"Look,it's a heron!"Obviously,nowhere near as good as you,but the best(I'm a sad case,I know)heron picture ever; by me.
Dave Williams25-Dec-2013 14:32
Some great images Dave.
gdrhdgfhdth07-Nov-2013 20:10
Hi Dave
impressive gallery you have here. I will check back frequently. Enjoyed looking through your archive.
Best regards,
Guest 28-Oct-2013 21:05
Dave, these photos are superb. I may not go for anything nowadays but one or two of those made me think twice. Oh well I will have to find them on Barra.
Ian Ricketts
Geary B14-Aug-2013 10:31
Dave, Thanks for visiting my site on commenting on my photos. I enjoyed looking at your bird photos, you have some amazing stuff!
Guest 27-Jun-2013 21:55
Hi! A man of many talents! Your pics are great. I have become much more of a bird lover in recent years..lovely to see you yesterday!!

Helen x
Trent Watts11-Apr-2013 04:19
Hi. I am new to PBase and just found your bird galleries. You have some really nice work. Lots of hours behind the camera and in the 'darkroom'. I enjoy taking bird pictures as well. I'll come back again and have a more extensive look.
Take care
Malcolm Hillier 20-Mar-2013 13:56
Hi Dave,
Do you remember me? Let me remind you, Israel 1993 you and John from Lincs needed a lift back to your car at KM32 after running down a few larks. We spent some time together after that in Elat. I wondered what you had been up to and have asked John, who I see every year at the Birdfair, looking at your Galleries I can see what you've been doing. I continue to bird at all opportunities all over, just had 2 weeks in Burma and 2 weeks in Thailand, thought I better nail the Spoonies while there are still a few that are not in Slimbridge. Hope to see you at the Birdfair one year
Good Luck with your quest,
Malcolm & Sue Hillier
Laure Agostini 01-Dec-2012 23:27
Hello Dave !

I think your pictures are absolutely breath taking ,
and it was just a real pleasure to have a look at them !
I know how much effort that you put into your work , You are very talented !

James 01-Dec-2012 23:18
So sitting in front of the computer for all those hours has paid off ;)

Good work Dad keep it up!
Andy Price 24-Oct-2012 14:24
Hi Dave
Stunning photography
All the time and effort you are putting in is worth it.
Keep up the good work.
Bruce Johnson25-Sep-2012 01:23
Thanks Dave--I do keep busy and take hundreds of pictures every week and I do have about 50 of them in 4 locations in our town and sell a few now and then. Thanks again--I enjoy your photos also.
Swaran S. Jagdev 21-Sep-2012 12:22
Hi Dave,

What brilliant images
So sharp and giving added feeling

KInd regards,

Hennie & Lies Lammers27-Aug-2012 07:25
Hello Dave,

Excellent photography enjoyed looking at your bird pictures.

Guest 31-May-2012 14:06
Hello Dave,
Thankyou for visiting my pages. You have a great set of galleries and I look forward to seeing your future efforts. Best wishes John
Stuart Griffiths 12-Mar-2012 22:01
Dave - great to see your site. Some fantastic shots, I met you on a Scilly pelagic in 2010 and you very kindly sent me a copy of the Great Shearwater that we saw and an absolutely brilliant photo it was too. Great that I can look at more of your work. hope that you are well
Guest 25-Feb-2012 13:07
Hello Dave, thanks for you comments. I really appreciate them. I am loving my Dipper experience so far this year, its going really well. I am thankfully (early) retired and pretty much spend my time photographing birds. The Dipper hide is going really well. I found this nest last year and built the hide at the beginning of Feb. I hoped that they would use the nest this year and it looks as though that is going to be the case. The activity is building and once they have eggs and hopefully chicks I hope to be there for it all. I am planning a book, A Devon Dipper Diary, but we will see how it goes, Sorry to hear that your hide was destroyed last year, why would they do that? Congrats on the Birdguides success. I must admit to being disappointed that my Cuckoo picture didn't feature but now you have contacted me, somehow that disappointment has evaporated, the competition is so strong on BG's. I am determined not to let the tiny competitive element of the BG thing spoil my pleasure but it does make you try to improve your pictures constantly, so for that alone BG's are doing a great job. Smashing to hear from you Dave.
Kind regards Charlie
Denise 31-Jan-2012 13:26
Lovely Dave I found you on I spy birds.
I love the great out doors. Please have a look at my gallery on I spy it is deedee
Guest 28-Jan-2012 13:19
Hi Dave,

I also am a frustrated artist. I love to draw and doodle. The only thing wrong is that I am terrible. I can't stand my own drawings so, like you, reach out to photography. I find it to be a great hobby and wonder why it took me so long to take it up.

I love your bird shots. They all are so sharp and crisp. Amazing. I hope you don't mind if I sort of piggy back on your galleries.

donna31-Dec-2011 18:50
great photos Dave
ofeathers31-Dec-2011 17:07
Hi Dave, Thanks for your interest in the bird photos. All flight shots taken with nikon D300 and nikor 500 f4 lense. The Vermillion Flycatcher flight shot was taken from the bird's favorite perch, which he return to repeatly. I used the AF on button for focusing and shutter speed set to 1000 to 1500 of a second with auto White Balance. I am enjoying your web page Bird photos. Bill Bergen New Orleans Louisiana
Bob Pelkey28-Dec-2011 02:47
Hi Dave, Thanks for the insight on Cabot's Tern. Will continue to investigate that. In search of the unknown as always.
birdertoo17-Dec-2011 02:23
Great photos, especially enjoyed looking at the birds of the UK! Keep up the great birding and photography! Difficult to believe that it was April, 2008 when we birded a week in Colorado! Still remember your superb birding skills. No one else would have found that Barn Owl in the cliffs at Two Buttes Reservoir. my photos and probably some of yours:
cliff adams 17-Dec-2011 01:37
hi dave i,m so pleased you posted me the link ,enjoyable viewing ! but the high quality of
your galleries dont suprise me at all i always remember your great birding passion from an early age cheers cliff
brigid eakins 09-Dec-2011 00:09
respect! I am in awe of the range you have, the brown trout and bittern are superb, I will return and try to learn, thank you.
Ray Purser Photography05-Dec-2011 20:00
Dave Iam suprised I have not come across your pbase galleries before,just shows how many contributers are on this site.Some super images in your galleries I especially enjoyed the uk rarities .keep up the good work.
Gareth Stamp 12-Nov-2011 20:35
Excellent photography. Many thanks for the Izzy Wheatear photo, much appreciated.

Dave Williams01-Nov-2011 16:17
Hi Dave, took some time out from building my gallery to take a look at yours. You have some cracking images and I was especially interested in the Shropshire gallery as I find myself in Church Stretton frequently at the moment. Been out with the camera on lots of occasions but yet to capture anything worthwhile ! cheers Dave
Dave Perry 24-Oct-2011 11:38
Fantastic Dave, enjoyed viewing and will keep checking for updates! I have a budding photographer in the family so may ask for some tips!!

Dave P
Julio Mulero18-Oct-2011 06:09
Great work! I enjoyed looking at your bird pictures.
Guest 09-Aug-2011 13:51
Some seriously good stuff here! So many interesting birds from places I've never been to.
Thank you so much for visiting my gallery as well!
Ronald Kamphuis21-Jul-2011 22:29
Thanks for viewing my gallery Dave! You've some nice pics too. I like the Red kite very much. Thanks for sharing

Joan and Lynn Lasswell15-Jul-2011 01:17
Thank you for visiting my gallery. Your photos are just beautiful. Only had time to look at W. Gallery but will be back for more. Regards, Joan
Ben The Plumber 29-Mar-2011 15:34
Great site Dave with some stunning images..Keep up the great work!!!
Guest 28-Mar-2011 20:41
Great Galleries
John Anderson04-Mar-2011 21:58
Dave I think you should be telling the rest of us how to do it!! Great work and impressive species coverage - impressive.
Alex Horne 08-Jan-2011 13:06
Hi Dave. Thanks for your fine message*, glad you enjoyed the book. Fantastic pictures here - making me think photographing the birds might be my next step... once my two boys (one 19 months, the other born on Christmas Day) are out of nappies anyway!

Good luck in the cup!


*I particularly liked your use of asterisks.
Ian Dalgliesh03-Jan-2011 15:10
Wonderful galleries.The bittern sequence was wonderful.I've never even seen a bittern,in the flesh,so to speak.I live in Essex,but weather permitting I'll be in Craven Arms at the end of this month,I'll have to try hard to even come close to your efforts.
Bruce Johnson21-Nov-2010 19:40
Thanks for all your nice comments-- sure envy you and all your travel--your pictures are wonderfull-Ive been loving photography since i was 13 yrs old and grew up in berkeley calif. Was a police officer for 24 yrs and now have been retired 22 yrs and im 77 and still healthy and photograph birds every day in Lake oroville calif.
alfredo camba jr.21-Nov-2010 14:32
Your galleries have lots of beautiful and interesting images! Thanks for sharing Dave.
Kind regards,
Jun (Alfredo Jr.)
nicolebouglouan21-Nov-2010 10:55
Thank you for your visit and nice comments.
I see you are a bird-lover too, and you have numerous excellent shots in your galleries. I really enjoyed your species and I'll return regularly to see the new pictures.
Kind regards, Nicole
Alan Fletcher07-Jul-2010 06:04
Hi Dave, Thanks for vising my site and your comments. We seem to have had similar birding experiences. I have great memories of a visit to Bempton Cliffs, and have birded Chicago area and met Steve Huggins. He will remember my son, Matthew, who worked in NE Illinois-- he still has a site about Illinois birds, but is now back here in Hobart. Regards, Alan
Guest 15-Sep-2009 21:41
Love birds myself, tough to photograph they don't pose or stay still long. You have some nice shots. I enjoyed the show. In bird photos the burst mode works best just let the camera bang away, dump to bad and keep the good. With lots of luck I may get something as good as yours. Keep shooting.