Lincolnshire photographer captures stunning wildlife pictures

A local photographer has been capturing amazing images of wildlife across Lincolnshire during lockdown.

Dave Newman, 40, is a photographer from Sleaford, and he has taken his passion for wildlife behind the lens.

Dave has only been doing photography for around 18 months, but his pictures don’t show a lack of experience.

A wild Dave in his (not so) natural habitat! Photo: Dave Newman

He travels across Lincolnshire for his candid shots of animals in their natural habitat, creating stunning results.

The Red Kite with wings aloft. Photo: Dave Newman

Dave told The Lincolnite that he feels blessed to witness all the great things this hobby allows.

“Granted, I haven’t seen it all, don’t think I ever will, but from the short time I’ve been wildlife photographing I have seen some pretty cool stuff.

“It’s incredible, I’ve always had a huge passion for wildlife, no matter how small, but actually capturing them in their natural habitats and reviewing the images is mind blowing.”

A bumblebee having a feast. Photo: Dave Newman

The success of his photos has led to an idea of launching a Lincolnshire Wildlife Calendar for 2021.

There will be over 200 copies available, and sales for it will begin in November.

Moorhen mother feeding her baby. Photo: Dave Newman

It hasn’t all been plain sailing for Dave, he has had his fair share of slip-ups along the way.

“When recently targeting the Kingfisher, I was hiding at the bottom of a river bank and I slipped in, both feet to my shins with my camera waving in the air.”

A juvenile tawny owl sat amongst the leaves. Photo: Dave Newman

It isn’t just wildlife that Dave can get a cracking shot of though, he also does pet portraits for your furry friends.

Not the most exotic of creatures, but Dave even has time for some dog portraits too! Photo: Dave Newman

You can see more of Dave’s work on his Facebook page here, and on his twitter @DaveSpherical.

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