Photographer of the Week – Keith Elcombe

By Keith Elcombe »
Canon 70D | Canon 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II | 1/250sec | f/6.3 | 640

Favourite location

For convenience it has to be Rooksbury Mill, here in my hometown of Andover, just 10 minutes away from home by car. Maintained by Test Valley Leisure it's a wonderful spacious location to see all sorts of lake related wildlife.

Latest wildlife picture

The photo I am submitting is one of my latest. I was walking around Rooksbury Mill and was in the process of crossing over one of the wooden bridges there. I stopped halfway and turned to look at the bank to my left, then I saw this little chap busy eating away. I made my way carefully to the edge of the bridge and fired off a number of shots. The vole, not bothered by my being there, just carried on eating.

Who are your heroes?

Andy Howard for being an all round great guy and so easy to get on with, Tom Mason for having such a passion for wildlife photography and Simon Roy for being a true master of his art and capturing some breathtaking UK wildlife shots.

Best piece of advice

Be prepared. It's helped me to plan for most eventualities and make sure I've got the right tools to hand to deal with most photographic situations.

Favourite subject?

Any form of wildlife photography, but mainly mammals.

Favourite lens?

Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM currently. I'm after any Canon prime lens over 400mm.

Most memorable moment?

Visiting Tokyo, Japan, for the first time and being amazed and humbled by the people there.

Photographer of the week

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