Keith Allen BSc MSc FRCPath CPAGB
I retired as a Consultant Clinical Scientist from Leeds Teaching Hospitals and initially took up birdwatching. My interest in photography started when I attached a small compact camera to my birding scope to obtain record images of my days birdwatching. Digiscoping as this was called had its limitations and I invested in a Nikon 500mm f4 lens and Nikon D300s. I have stuck with Nikon having shot with a range of cameras including the Nikon D7100, D500, D800, D810 and the latest flagship DSLR the D850. On the lens front I have used the Nikon 300mm f2.8 with teleconverters, the Nikon 300mm f4 PF Vr and 500mm PF VR f5.6. I have now switched over to the Nikon Z9 and the 400mm f4.5 with 1.4x teleconvertor. However, I still use the 300mm PF VR on the Z9 with 1.4x teleconvertor for birds and also for close up shots of butterflies and dragonflies. I also enjoy using the Laowa 100mm x2 macro lens for insects and butterflies on the Z9.
Birdphotography has taken me to many interesting countries around the world including, Canada, USA, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kenya, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia and Hungary. My home ground is in Yorkshire, UK.
I do not sell any images on this site but if any charitable organisation wishes to use any of my images then please contact me and I will send a full sized image free of charge. I am happy to help any organisation with an interest in helping and protecting our natural world.