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21 March 2023 - "Where I Photograph Great Britain"" - Witney Photo Group

Many thx for your talk to WPG last night.  You certainly gave us much food for thought and an extensive index to locations to photograph in the UK.

 Good luck with all your future photographic endeavours.  Kind Regards  Brian


20 March 2023 - "PDI  Battle with Dunchurch Photographic Society"" - Northampton Camera Club

Just a quick note to say many thanks again for your judging and the very informative and detailed critique given tonight. It really added to the experience and we really appreciate the efforts made by you to do this.

I hope you had a safe journey back and I look forward to seeing you soon. 

Will Lloyd

Thank you so much for last night we really appreciate the time you took over all of the images. Dunchurch produced some great images so you had a tough job on your hands. It's always lovely to see images from other clubs and it's great that we all seem to be producing great work following the difficulties we have all faced over the last few years.

Thanks again and you are most welcome any time back to NCC. 

Take care,  Kelly

24 February 2023 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Sutton Coldfield Photography Club

I would like to say a very “Big Thank You” for your wonderful and uplifting seminar .  All the members where truly engaged throughout your presentation that evening and I continue to receive positive feedback from our members about your event. Personally, I think it was the best seminar we have had at our club in four years since I have become a member of the Sutton Coldfield Photography Club. Both, our Former Chairman and our Current Chairman remarked on your presentation skills and the range and quality of your spectacular images you kindly shared to our members.  Maybe, we can discuss booking another seminar with yourself for the new season 2023-2024? Which one would you recommend?  Lastly, thank you for delivering a polished presentation and inspirational seminar. Definitely, made a huge impact on my outlook on Photography and all the club members that attended your event.  Hopefully you enjoyed the experience as well. 

Your sincerely,  Paul M Cook. SCPC Programme Secretary.


17 February 2023 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Leicester and Leicestershire Photographic Society

I hope you travelled home safely last evening.  I am just writing to say what a marvellous presentation you gave: so well organised and with superb photographs.  It was the first time in all my life I had realised the immense size of the Continent.  We were very impressed with the quality of the birds' and animals' images and your diary account added the context.  I wonder  whether it would have been very different if you went in say August to October, Australia's winter.   Last time you spoke it was by Zoom and 'Where  to photograph wildlife in UK', and that time it spurred me to go to Youlgreave on my way home from Great Hucklow: alas, I won't be able to check out Alice Springs in the foreseeable future though my cousin in New Zealand has suggested I  pay him a visit.   I hope we shall see you again in the future.  best wishes  Jean


10 February 2023 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Accrington Camera Club

I just want to "Thank You"  For such an interesting Evening ..!! Your Photography was superb . .. one Image after the other was Fascinating .. that's why I was asking you about your shutter speeds and ISO .. and your Narrative of subject and places was one of the best I have ever encountered .. I am sorry it was a poor login from our members they really have missed a wonderful Lecture ... and yes !! it would be Great to see more of your work at a later date Once more Thank You.  Kindest Regards, Martha Caramitsos, Accrington Camera Club .


9 February 2023 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Leek Photographic Club

Thank you for a very enjoyable evening. Normally once the evening has finished, there is a mass exodus leaving just a handful of people chatting. Last night, everyone stayed discussing your images, information you provided etc., a good indication of how much they had appreciated it.  Linda Lomas,  Leek PC

I just want to say ‘thank-you very much’  for your talk last night. You packed an amazing amount of information and varied images in to the evening. Many of our members will have found the bird and butterfly details fascinating. I was impressed by your range of knowledge about the animals and their habitats.  On a lighter note several members commented on your impressive opening ‘effect’ with the cinema  curtains being drawn back. That was amazing and set the scene for an excellent talk.  Bernard Beech  Leek PC


26 January 2023 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Belfast Photo Imaging Club

Thank you very much for this evening.  I was overwhelmed with the amount of Wildlife you have photographed over the years and your knowledge on your subjects and locations was brilliant.  Matthew  BPIC Chairman 


24 January 2023 - "Where I Photograph Great Britain"" - Royal Wooton Bassett Camera Club

On behalf of RWB Camera Club can I express our thanks and gratitude for your talk last night on Zoom.  You have a wonderful collection of images from around Great Britain and they were backed up with interesting and informative narrative. It really felt like we had toured our sceptred isle, and beyond, and learned a lot in the process. You have certainly whetted my appetite to visit some of the many locations that you so skillfully captured.  I personally really appreciate your acceptance of our invitation, at short notice, which enabled our programme to continue without interruption and keep my stress levels at a manageable level!.  Peter Hodgson  Chairman & Secretary, RWBCC

23 January 2023 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Coventry Photographic Society

Sorry it has taken me a while to officially thank you for giving us your lecture, An Australasian Adventure & it’s Wildlife on 23rd January. I am afraid I have been very busy with our approaching AGM and competitions; and the task slipped my mind.   The evening went very well, and I received complimentary comments from members afterwards, about how much they had enjoyed the evening. I hope we may be able to arrange another opportunity for you to entertain us in the future..  Best wishes,  Terry Bailey CPAGB Secretary


17 January 2023 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Duston Camera Club

On behalf of Duston Camera Club thank you very much for the excellent presentation that you gave us last night, the amount of information that you gave us on each location of where to go, when to go, even down to where to park! left us no excuses not to give it a go. I enjoyed the way you presented the pictures which could be enjoyed solely for the quality of the images or for the more technically minded all the details were available on camera settings, lens etc.  A very enjoyable evening with a super set of images.  Thanks again   Gerry Coles


10 January 2023 - "Where I Photograph Great Britain"" - Stockport Photographic Society

Many thanks for your enjoyable tour through Great Britain and for all of the information about the places that you visited. Also, thanks for not charging a fee, which is much appreciated in these difficult financial times with dwindling numbers of club members.

Terry Ottway President - Stockport Photographic Society

28 November 2022 - "Where I Photograph Great Britain"" - Abington Camera Club

 Many thanks for visiting Abington CC last evening and presenting another excellent set of images from around the UK. 

Best Wishes,   Alan, Chairman, Abington CC


4 November 2022 - "Where I Photograph Birds in Britain"" - Cambrian Ornithological Society

This is to thank you again for your presentation to COS last Friday. It was really excellent with just the most brilliant photos. I think several of us have written down details of where you go for your photography. Rutland Water is of course high on the list and many of us know that area even though it is a bit of a drive from Wales.   You must be sure to let us know when you are in Anglesey next year - you might like to meet up with one or two of our experts on the various sites - some very keen photographers.  Best wishes  Maryann


24 October 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Princes Risborough Photographic Society

Just a quick note to say many thanks for your excellent presentation last night.   We all really enjoyed and learned a great deal from your attention to detail and your fabulous images.  Much appreciated.  Best wishes. Alun Morgan

17  October 2022 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife Abroad"" - Locks Heath & Sarisbury Green Camera Club

Can I once again thank you on behalf of the club for the very interesting talk you presented last evening. What a lot of work and what incredible photos. We all went home feeling informed and inspired - whether we can ever match your standard is debatable but your talk has given us a challenge.  Richard Cole LHSCC


6 October 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Chertsey Camera Club

Many thanks for giving your Zoom talk to Chertsey Camera Club last Thursday.  We all really enjoyed seeing your images - they were very nice indeed!  Peter Hinnigan Club Chairman. 

Many thanks for giving your Zoom talk to Chertsey Camera Club on Thursday evening. Some absolutely superb images and really interesting to understand where they were taken and with what camera & lens setup.  Thanks again, Chertsey Camera Club.

20 April 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Solihull Photographic Society

Thank you for your inspiring talk last night.  It went down very well with our members.   Best wishes,  John


12 April 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Thurrock Camera Club

Just a quick note to say thank you for last night's presentation, it was both enlightening to see some of the places that you visit as well as being a very enjoyable lecture exhibiting the various  excellent images of British wildlife you have been able to capture over the years.   As I mentioned the number of species you have been able to record was very impressive. I hope that you enjoyed the evening as much as we did.   All the best,  David


14 March 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Shillington and District Camera Club

Thank you so much for the brilliant talk you did for us last night. It was very informative, with great photos and loads of information on where to go to see our wildlife.  Cindy Lea, Treasurer SDCC

8 March 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Ryton  Camera Club

Congratulations on putting together, and delivering an excellent talk for us last night.  The standard of photography was high and the the information you provided was interesting and informative. I am sure my wife and I will visit some of your recommended venues when out travelling in our van.  We will certainly leave a review for you on zoom register, unless you are snowed under, which wouldn't surprise me.  

Thanks and best wishes.  Martin Sedgwick  Ryton cc

I was one of the Zoomers at Ryton Camera Club for the talk you kindly gave us this evening.  I just wanted to say thanks for another excellent talk.  I learned a lot from your “Lockdown Garden” talk a few months ago, and I think my bird photography has benefitted from it.  I’m now re-inspired, and looking forward to my next opportunity to use my camera.  Many thanks for an excellent talk - fabulous images, and very useful hints and tips. Regards  Alan Judd


1 March 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Weymouth  Camera Club

Thank you so much for a superb evening last night with Weymouth Camera club.  We all so enjoyed your presentation and the wonderful photography.  The club members have already asked me if you could do another talk so I think that means they were delighted!.  Again, thank you so much.  Chris

I'd like to say how much I enjoyed your talk last Tuesday, as a nature/wildlife photographer it was right up my street!   Kind Regards,  

Shirley J. Swaine

28 February 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife"" - Abington Camera Club

It was a pleasure to meet you and Irene last evening at Abington CC. Your presentation was excellent throughout with stunning images and a wealth of information on the wildlife and when and where best to find them. We look forward to seeing you again at Abington in the future.

Best Wishes,  Alan Edwards  Chairman. Abington Camera Club

Thanks for an excellent presentation to Abington CC on Monday night. All the members were impressed by your images and appreciated the location / setup details you provided. At a committee meeting last night, I was asked to book another talk for the 28th of November 2022. We would like "Where I Photograph Great Britain".  Thanks again Peter  Programme Secretary

24 February 2022 - "My Lockdown Garden" - Gateway Camera Club Dover 

Many thanks for your very inspiring talk last night and I am certain it will motivate some of the members to have a go and also try some new tricks that you showed us, it was a superb evening and I really like your friendly approach.  I will think of some of your other talks but I am not sure if we are going back to the club in person so lots to sort out ahead.  Phil Hadley

Thank you for a very informative and inspiring talk last night. Certainly got us talking about our gardens and appreciating the good things that turn up in them, even leucistic badgers!!! Phil will be on the case and booking you for something in the future. Look forward to the next one and from myself and all of us at Gateway, Take care and all the very best. Kind regards, Gary Stamp Chairman Gateway CC Dover.


22 February 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife" - Ilkeston Photo 2000 

Thank you very much for your lecture to our club on Tuesday.   It was excellent and we really enjoyed it. The images were outstanding and it was very informative.  I thought that having the details down the side was really helpful too.  We don't have WiFi in our club room but hopefully we can work something out in the future to book another of your zoom lectures and do the club meeting from our homes for that week.   Sue Tawn,  General Secretary On behalf of Ilkeston Photo 2000

17 February 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife" - Penwith Photographic Group

Just a short note to thank you very much for such an entertaining and informative presentation for the PPG on Thursday night.  I really enjoyed the evening, and I know from speaking to the other Members that they did as well.  We all appreciated the time and effort that goes into a presentation like this, especially with such detailed information regarding the locations along with maps and directions, and with fantastic images, including some from our own patch!  Thanks again, and if you are ever down in the 'Far West' again then please do look us up and we would be delighted to see you.  Kindest regards, Robin Millett, Chairman, Penwith Photographic Group


10 February 2022 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Hamilton Camera Club

I hope you don't mind me sending you an email out of the blue but I "attended" your talk to Hamilton Camera Club on Thursday and spotted your email on screen.  I just wanted to say what a splendid presentation you gave us.  There must be so much work that goes into putting together a talk like that - not only the lovely photographs but also the additional information about locations and the technical details relating to the photography.  It was worth it all for the amazing end-product..  I have never been to Australia or New Zealand but I have a friend who lives in Auckland and she sends me a calendar every year featuring different birds that can be found in her country.  They are usually so much more colourful than our British birds.  Many years ago, my husband gave me a beautiful bronze of spinifex pigeons which I adore - so much more dramatic than any British variety, with their stunning crest.  Keep up your wonderful work.  It's so satisfying and delightful when we get amazing presentations like yours..  Kind regards  Margot Falconer


8 February 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife" - Newent and District Camera Club

Many thanks for your zoom talk last night, never knew there were so many different birds in the uk.   Your pictures were stunning and we all appreciated you passing on your tips for taking these pictures and the locations used.  All the best and many thanks.  Steve Price

3 February 2022 - "Where I Photograph British Wildlife" - Wellingborough & District Photographic Club

I just wanted to thank you for giving your presentation to our club last week. I am sorry that I was not there - I had wanted to see your presentation and had been looking forward to it, but unfortunately events conspired against me. Derek phoned me the following morning and from what he said it was a very good evening and the members had enjoyed it.

Hopefully we will be able to meet up on another occasion.  Neil

31 January 2022 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Mold Camera Club

Thank you so much for last night. We thoroughly enjoyed your very informative presentation.   Tracie. 


25 January 2022 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Maidstone Camera Club

Thank you once again from our members especially our wildlife members for a very informative evening with lots of stunning images.

I though your evening was very informative telling us which hides to use and what time of day. When I take my members out on workshops, I try to encourage them to take on board all this information and make a note.  Field craft is so important and understanding your subjects habits, there were lots of camera setting beside your images which I though was a great help in understanding how you got your images so sharp.

All the best Chris.  Chris Couch


​30 November 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Rhyl Photographic Society

We just wanted to say thank you for the talk you gave to us this week and it was an enjoyable and informative evening and had lots of good feedback from our members.  Stuart who compiled our programme this year said that you did not charge for the talk and as we are a small club, we really appreciate this and as a thank you we have sent an Amazon Voucher for £20 to show our gratitude for a great talk.  Thank you and we wish you all the best in life and photography.  Kind Regards  Jason Burton  President Rhyl Photographic Society


​25 November 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Beacon Camera Club (Malvern Worcestershire)

I wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation last night.  I had travelled to the Vale Community Centre to watch the talk on the big screen, but unfortunately had car trouble and had to leave prematurely. What I did see was very impressive indeed and it was clear to me just how much effort you had put in. It was also extremely informative and instructional, particularly in relation to technical details and photographic locations.  A truly diverse and wonderful night of photography which is really appreciated!  Best wishes, Colin


22 November 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Ripon City Photographic Society

Many thanks again for the excellent presentation you gave last night. We very much enjoyed seeing the impressive collection of birds and wildlife that you photographed on your journey into Australia. It is evident from the huge variety of species that you showed that we were in the presence of both a skilled photographer and very knowledgeable naturalist. It was also  obvious that a great deal of thought and effort had gone into the presentation and we really appreciated the addition of camera settings which added to the overall enjoyment. Hopefully we will be able to catch up with you again and see and hear more of your experiences.  Cheers Stuart, Programme Secretary

Great talk from Malcolm Hupman last night via zoom at Ripon,  His epic trip around the east coast and centre of Australia. Lots of bird life. Suzanne Lamb, President


18 November 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Biggleswade & District Camera Club

Thanks you for your presentation to the club at the David Tyler Memorial Evening last night.  I am sure you will have gathered the feelings for Dave at the club and how important it was for some of the members who still directly remember him to celebrate his life in this way.  Your presentation was absolutely right for this event because you presented us a very wide range of excellent wildlife that is clearly around us if you look in the right places at the right time much as Dave did, particularly in his latter years.  The fully inclusive nature of all of your images was refreshing and I am sure some of our members will have taken note of some of the settings you showed us to improve their work when they are out and about.  I hope you also enjoyed the companionship, so thank you again.  Bryan, Chairman,  Biggleswade and District Camera Club

I would like to thank you for your talk last Thursday and for sharing your beautiful images.   I am sure members enjoyed your talk and will visit some of the local reserve shown.    We have a Clickers group which goes out somewhere each month and possibly your suggestions will be on that list too. Regards,  Ronnie Lane,  Treasurer


15 November 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Forest of Galtres Camera Club

Wow. Images were absolutely stunning!  Do you favour a particular exposure technique? Centre weighted etc multiple exposures?

Thanks again for your presentation and our treasurer will need details in order to send a donation on your behalf to your choice of wildlife charity.

Vic Brookes


12 November 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Wrekin Arts Camera Club

On behalf of Wrekin Arts Photographic Club I would like to say thank you very much for your  talk on Friday evening .So many different birds in all sorts of colours were very interesting .Once more our thanks.  Best regards  Tony Thomas

11 November 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Portishead Camera Club

Many thanks for stepping into the breach last night and at such short notice.  Our Members were very impressed with your Australian  high quality wild life images and with the professional way that you displayed the exposure details.  I have on your behalf made a donation  to the Rutland Osprey Project, we look forward to hearing from you again.  Kind regards,  Norman Renfrew  Treasurer  Portishead Camera Club


9 November 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Monaghan Camera Club

Thank you so very much for tonight's presentation we all very much enjoyed it!  I hope it's not too long before we are all on our travels again.  Hopefully we will have you talk again in our next season.  Many thanks again.  Jeannie


29 October 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Beaumaris & Menai Bridge Camera Club

This is just to say thank you again for your talk on Friday.   Our members really enjoyed the quality of the images and the insight into where and when to find the subjects.   Next time I am heading to Cambridge I will plan a visit to Rutland Water on the way!  Meanwhile, the rain continues.....

Cheers,  John.  John Gorham Chair,  Beaumaris & Menai Bridge Camera Club


27 October 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Exmouth Photo Group

Thanks so very much for your wonderful talk last night.  Your photos are so beautiful and so well presented. It was great to see the locations and settings along with the photos. Anyone learning the skills of capturing nature or anything else will have taken a lot away from the information.

We will on your behalf be donating £30 pounds to our local food bank.  Once again thank you so much for your presentation and taking the time to be with Exmouth Photo Group.  Very much appreciated.  Kind regards, Lynn

21 October 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Hamilton Camera Club

Just following up on tonight's presentation to HCC. I thoroughly enjoyed watching and listening to you, you obviously have a passion for photography and a keen eye, I'll follow up by looking at your website, cheers, Chris


16 September 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Motherwell Photographic Society

Thank you so much Malcolm for giving Motherwell Photographic Society your wonderful "Where I photograph wildlife in the UK  presentation. Your images are fantastic and we really appreciated that you included the locations and camera settings in the presentation. I am sure Zaria will be thanking you formally on behalf of the club but in the meantime you have my grateful thanks. You have inspired the club to take a trip to Dumfries and Galloway for some wildlife photography. Best wishes Linda.


14 September 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Market Harborough Photographic Society

Last night Market Harborough PS had a presentation from Malcolm Hupman on his ‘Australian Adventure’.  We ran it as a Hybrid with Zoom,and his presentation went very well- a great mix of landscape and wildlife images, all with data and explanations.  He is an experienced, high quality photographer whose presentations are well thought out and confident!  Bryan Foskett

3 August 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Rhondda Photography Club

Thank you so much for your talk on Tuesday for RPC. All of our members, both those who were there and those who were unable to attend and watched the recording, really enjoyed your talk and found it very insightful. My dad, Martin, wants to extend his apologies in having to leave during the second half, however he has watched the rest via the recording and also really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for letting us record the evening, it has proven helpful for some of our members. Perhaps we will be able to book another of your talks in the future and possibly even meet face to face one day for an in club talk.  Many thanks,  Shannon and Martin Minty.


20 July 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Plymstock Camera Club

I want to thank you on behalf of all the members who attended your excellent talk on Tuesday.  Your images were lovely and your commentary was most enjoyable.  The maps were informative and I am sure our members will be enthused about visiting some of them if they are in the area.  Certainly, my husband and I will be going to some of them the next time we go to the Rutland Birdfair.  Thank you for pointing us all to your website, which has a wealth of valuable information on it which, I am sure, will be used by those wildlife photographers who joined us.  All in all, an excellent and enjoyable evening and it would be wonderful to have you back for another of your talks, if you are willing.  Thank you so much.

Kind regards Lesley Carr


12 July 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Chet Valley Photography Club

On behalf of the Chet Valley Photography Club, I would like to say a big thank you for an excellent evening, it was so interesting. What a lovely thing to have been able do, to go across Australia and New Zealand. Also a very big thank you for your generosity in not charging, it was most kind of you. I think most clubs like ours are struggling a bit because of covid, we have some members that will not do Zoom meetings!! Hopefully it will all soon be in the past!!  Many Thanks once again and take care.  Beryl Rout  Programme Secretary of the Chet Valley Photography Club

6 July 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Daventry Photographic Society

Wow, thank you so much - your talk was so interesting and the tips and hints on settings very useful and personally as Australia is a country I probably won’t ever get to now, I found all the images and the route maps/information you shared the next best thing. I have already received a complimentary e mail from another member saying similar things - you were fantastic and we are very grateful that you would share your trip with the members.  We wish you every fun, enjoyable camera days and the best of health for the future, and looking forward to hopefully seeing you (hopefully in person)at the Club again soon.  Thank you from all of us.  Linda Ariss Programme Secretary

Thank you for your excellent presentation on Tues. It took me right back to the colours and sounds when we went. Amazing country.

Bee Jackson Chair


7 June 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - South London Photographic Society

I would like to thank you very much for your very interesting talk last night.  The feed back has been superb.  The maps showing us where to go and the images taken at these places were excellent!  I thought it was a brilliant idea to include some bird song of some of the species shown.  It brings the image to life.  For us in London, visiting some of the locations, such as the Rutland Water Nature Reserve will mean an overnight stay (or two) but will be well worth the effort.  Now that lockdown is easing, my shutter finger is itching to go so I'm looking at a visit to the Wetlands Centre in Barnes on the banks of the Thames.  Perhaps a club outing?  Best wishes Den. President  SLPS

I couldn't make Monday night so I've just watched your recording. Excellent presentation adding so much more information with locations & knowledge of your subjects etc   Thank you,.   Kind regards  Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1 QPSA


4 June 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Reading Camera Club

Many thanks for your entertaining and informative talk for Reading Camera Club yesterday evening, which was very well received by our members and guests. I know the details of the images that you gave were much appreciated by the audience. It was a great demonstration of how local knowledge is so important for finding the best images.  I was delighted to see the Grey Wagtail - I saw a bird the other week that was either a Grey or a Yellow Wagtail and I wasn't sure which but having seen your picture am more confident that it was a Grey!
Regards,  Nigel Holmes


25 May 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden 2020" - Thurrock Camera Club

Firstly I wanted to drop you this quick note to say thank you for your presentation last night and especially for giving up your time for free to our club. Your presentation was enjoyed by all of our members that attended and they appreciated both your dedication and enthusiasm to maintaining your hobby while confined  during lockdown, both of which were conveyed by your talk.  It was great to hear how you were able to attract a good variety of bird species, along with insects to an urban garden  and the images presented, along with the details of how they were captured, have certainly inspired a number of our members to revisit the photographic opportunities available to them in the own gardens.   

As promised we will be recommending your talk to other local clubs over the coming weeks.  Secondly, as mentioned  we would be delighted if you would be available to provide a further talk to the club during our centenary season which commences in September.   At the moment I only have one open date , being 12th April 2022.  I appreciate that this is still a long way off but it would be excellent news if you would be available for that evening to give us your talk "Where I photograph wildlife in the UK" which we would anticipate running via zoom.  I welcome your thoughts on whether you might be available for this date.  In the meantime thanks again for giving us a very enjoyable evening.  Best Regards, David

17 May 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Blythe Bridge Camera Club

Just wanted to say thank you again for the talk you gave to the members of Blythe Bridge Camera Club last night. It was very well received by our members.  A number of our members said that you had made them aware of some place which they did not know about but will definitely be visiting them.  Thanks again.  Best regards Alan Lovatt, Treasurer/Vice President, Blythe Bridge Camera Club


11 May 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Gloucester Camera Club

Just wanted to say your presentation was excellent. You should publish a book. David john Gloucester camera club member


10 May 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Coventry Photographic Society

Just minutes before you finished your excellent talk to Coventry PS this evening I had a power failure , which cut me off. I was disappointed because I wanted to congratulate you on a brilliant and comprehensive selection of pictures of wildlife. I was also intrigued by the fact that you used a high ISO in most cases to enable you to obtain a suitable shutter speed. Showing this info was a brilliant idea and extremely interesting and helpful. Congratulations and many thanks - apologies for having to leave slightly earlier because of the wretched power failure. All best wishes. John Morgan (Cov PS)

On behalf of Coventry Photographic Society, I would like to thank you for giving us your lecture ‘Where I photograph wildlife in the UK’, last Monday. It was very well received by our members.  I have had many comments appreciating you including information on your camera settings, and locations used. This is particularly helpful to a number of our members who are fairly new to club photography, and the sort of help they have been requesting.  As my own primary interest is in nature photography, your lecture was particularly interesting for me, and I was very impressed by the quality of your images.  It has been a definite advantage of Zoom that we are able to book photographers outside our normal area. The fact you gave your lecture free of charge was greatly appreciated by our Treasurer!  I hope we will be able to see some more of your work in the future.  Best wishes,  Terry Bailey CPAGB  


7 May 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Brentwood & District Photographic Club

On behalf of the Brentwood & District Photographic Club I would like to thank you for your great talk last night.  We were amazed at the quality and quantity of your presentation and I know that our members were impressed with your work.  Our Chair, Julie Hutson contacted me to suggest that as we enjoyed your talk so much perhaps we can offer a donation to you, or your favorite charity, (perhaps RSPB), to show our appreciation.  

Many thanks,  Phil Ricketts ARPS  Programme Secretary

5 May 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Wellington & District Camera Club

Thank you so much for your hugely informative and professional talk on Wednesday, to Wellington and friends.   What a range of birds we saw, and beautifully photographed. I can appreciate how many hours and years it took to assemble this. The bird song as well was lovely to hear.     

I am hoping to make a book for the club on this year of zoom, and wonder if I may use your flier/s and a couple of photos in it please? You choose!  Thank you again, very much for such a lovely evening. 

Diane Rowe  WDCC programme organiser

27 April 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden 2020"  Ryton Camera Club

Can I say a big thank you for a very informative talk last night.  Not only were the images superb but your comments and the tech info provided, made for a very entertaining evening.  Your self isolation period was put to good use and I am sure provided much entertainment in a "dark" period.  Given the opportunity, you like us I am sure would have been travelling but needs must and at lest your time was not wasted as a beautiful period of life has been recorded.  Perhaps sometimes we don't stop and enjoy our surroundings enough as we always rush from one thing to the next.  We all much appreciated the time and dedication you have put into bringing your garden into our homes.

Wyn & Martin Sedgwick

26 April 2021 - An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife - Aberdare Camera Club

My sincere apologies but I seem to have failed to send a thank-you for your talk to the club.  Feed back from the members has been extremely positive and very appreciative of the photography.  Hopefully you would be happy to present to the club again in the future once we set to work on the 2022 programme.  Huw Edwards, Treasurer / Secretary, Aberdare Camera Club

22 April 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK"  Gwent Photographic Society

Thank you for your presentation last night it was very informative on where to go for Wildlife Photography.

Roger Trawford 

20 April 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" Duston Camera Club

Just wanted to say 'Thank you' for a very enjoyable evening, excellent photography and great presentation!  You always amaze me at the quality of the images that you achieve, both technically and the composition. Look forward to your next talk at Duston.

Gerry Coles - Secretary

On behalf of Duston Camera Club I would like to thank you for your presentation to us last night of 'An Australasian Adventure'. As usual you never disappoint!  Well balanced commentary, camera information, location info and quality images. The reaction of our 'audience' last night showed how they really enjoyed the evening.  Look forward to seeing you at our clubrooms in the near future.

Ian Oxborough - Duston Camera Club Program Secretary

19 April 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK"  Kirkcaldy Photographic Society

Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed your presentation last night.  So many beautiful images and birds and butterflies that most of us would give our right arm to see, let alone photograph.  It was wonderful having such detailed information with regards to both location and settings.  I have had numerous calls to ask me to pass on the members thanks.  It was an excellent evening and perhaps I will call on you again when I am doing the next syllabus.  Thank you again for an evening of excellent entertainment.  Cathy Davies - Syllabus Secretary


29 March 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife Abroad"  Corley and Fillongley Photographic Club

Thank you so much for presenting to us on Monday evening.  There has been lots of positive feedback about the variety of birds and the locations you selected. John Hayes - Chairman

24 March 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK"  Birkenhead Photographic Association

Just a message to say a big thank you for your superb presentation last night. I have had many enthusiastic comments from our own members on the quality, of your images, the depth of your knowledge and your relaxed and informative presentation style. Our guests also wished me to pass on to you their gratitude for such a superb evening. Ron Thomas BPA Secretary 

Thanks for another excellent talk, Malcolm. A donation from our club has also been made to helping the Ospreys at L&RWT....Treasurer BPA

23 March 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden 2020" - Deeside Photograph Club

Many thanks for last nights presentation.  It went down very well and our members talked about how they were enthralled by the story and commented on your great images. I loved it and its definitely given me food for thought.  Thankyou again.  Stay safe.  Paula Potter Chair

22 March 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden 2020" - Stalybridge Photographic Club

On Monday evening, Malcolm kindly visited Stalybridge Photographic club via zoom for his talk " my garden lockdown". This was a very interesting evening with some superb photography. Malcolm showed us how he setup from start to finish and each image that was shown also showed his camera settings. Thanks to him our members have been encouraged to follow his lead, without having to travel. A great evening which was thoroughly enjoyed, we look forward to meeting Malcolm later in the year for another of his many talks.... Roy Rogers

15 March 2021 - "An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife" - Swansea Camera Club

Thank you again for a brilliant talk this evening, and due to the in-depth information you provided, I really do feel like I travelled along with you sir!  Excellent.  Jason J. Chapman CPAGB President

Let me also say what an enjoyable camera club night we had yesterday. What a fabulous trip and so well presented.  David (Chair, SCC)

11 March 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden 2020" - Focus Photography Club

On behalf of Focus Photography Club I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Malcolm for an excellent presentation, 'My Lockdown Garden 2020'. A superb presentation that, unlike others, has the images presented in chronological order, starting in early Spring through to Autumn. A classic example of the wildlife that can be attracted to our 'Lockdown' gardens. Again many thanks Malcolm for a superb, stunning and highly recommended presentation.

Michael Carbery


23 February 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK"  Market Harborough Photographic Society

Last night at MHPS, we hosted Malcolm Hupman, who gave a talk on his wildlife photography work. The presentation was well put together, with many images well supported by information and helpful detail.

I had previously seen Malcolm deliver a presentation face to face, and it didn't lose much when delivered on Zoom. A very good evening and we will be making a presentation to L&RWT, Osprey Camera fund at Rutland Water, on his behalf.

Bryan Foskett


11 February 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK"Ormskirk Camera Club

Thank you so much for your excellent talk last night. Your photos of birds are absolutely stunning and the information you gave was invaluable. Members were really impressed and thank you for inspiring them to get out there and find places around and about. On a personal note I have been to some of the places you mentioned but I will be visiting others when I can get down to see my friend in Market Harborough.  Today although cold it is sunny and dry so I’ve found a place local to me called the Wigan Flashes so I’m going to go and have a walk there with my camera.  Thank you again for a wonderful talk.

Clare Southall  Syllabus Secretary

25 January 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Dudley Camera Club

Many thanks for your time on Monday it was both interesting and informative. I’ve had lots of positive feedback from members who enjoyed the depth of information and knowledge of your presentation Thanks again Derek 


18 January 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Swinton and District Photographic Society

Just a brief message to say for myself and fellow members a huge thank you for your excellent, informative and thoroughly enjoyable presentation to us tonight.  As I and others agreed, not only were the selection of images shown to us of a particularly high standard but so were your details and information of the subjects contained and the locations they can be found in.  As things stand currently and if the lockdowns continue past May we would have no hesitation whatsoever in requesting you to present another of your talks to us again, subject to your availability of course.  My sincere thanks and best wishes. Keep safe. Keith 

L&CPU Accredited Judge, President and Treasurer of Swinton and District Photographic Society


14 January 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden 2020" - Holmes Chapel Photographic Society

Thursday Evening Holmes Chapel Photographic Society where treated to an excellent talk by Malcolm Hupman on his lockdown garden - a real treat and it goes to show what can be done in your back garden - Thankyou Malcom and I heartily recommend this talk

Alistair MacKenzie HCPS

13 January 2021 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife Abroad" - Corby Photographic Club

Thanks Malcolm for a great show. It must have taken hours to produce, every detail from the image sizing, catch lines around the edges, maps, camera setting info and even the bird sounds.. Brilliant.. 

Sylvia Adams

8 January 2021 - “Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK” - Fosse Co-op Camera Club

Just a line to say thank you so much for your brilliant presentation on Friday.   Obviously a lot of thought and preparation had gone into this presentation and the photography was superb.    Your notes and maps will be most helpful to those of our members who wish to pursue wild life photography.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Peggy Franks  FCCC

7 January 2021 - "My Lockdown Garden" - Milton Canoe & Camera Club, Nova Scotia, Canada

This was just lovely,  Thank you for inviting me.  Pictures were spectacular but I think it's the story that got  to me. How you started with pigeons and ended with the butterflies and house mouse.

Isabelle Blanchet Washington DC USA

14th January

I just wanted to let you know that I’m still hearing positive feedback from our members about your presentation. 

Thanks again!

Frank Iusi MCCC

5 January 2021 - “Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK” - Conwy Camera Club

I just wanted to thank you for a truly inspiring talk yesterday evening to the Camera Club and as promised we have made a donation to your nominated charity.  On a personal note Martin and I found this presentation fascinating as we are both keen wildlife photographers and have visited several of the locations mentioned in your presentation.

Jayne Williams Treasurer CCC

I want to thank you for your superb talk on Tuesday.  So much information and advice along with your wonderful images. made a truly remarkable evening.  Feedback from members has been very positive - so many, including me, have been inspired to look forward to  planning some interesting trips when we can leave our homes once more.

Sue Clarke Programme Secretary CCC


4 January 2021 - “An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife” - Wrexham and District Photographic Society

We all thoroughly enjoyed – and were inspired – by your Zoom talk  last night.  Every week I put a report on the WDPS web-site about the previous presentation, and I like to illustrate these with an image.  Could you  let me have one of your images for this please.  We do, of course, acknowledge the photographer.  I cannot think which would best represent your talk, but perhaps the huge Wedge Tailed Eagle is the – to most people- one that represents Australia. (Personally I am attracted to the beautifully named Superb Fairy-Wren).  Again many thanks.

 Peter Emerson,  hon. Sec, WDPS.

16 December 2020 - “Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK” - Lutterworth Photographic Society Co-op

Many thanks for such a great night last night.  I'm sure you will have gathered that we have quite a few keen wildlife photographers among our members and we were all so impressed with your presentation.  Not only were the pictures great, but the detailed information you shared alongside them was quite unique in my experience.  This will surely result in many of us visiting those wildlife sites, enjoying the natural world and maybe bringing home a special picture or two as a bonus.  I hope we'll see you again soon.

John Haddon Chairman

25 November 2020 - "My Lockdown Garden" - Birkenhead Photographic Association 

Just a note of thanks on behalf of Birkenhead Photographic Association for the superb lecture that you provided for us over ZOOM last night. All our members and visitors appreciated the excellent photography and all of your hard work in putting together such a first class presentation.

Ron Thomas BPA Secretary


16 November 2020 - "My Lockdown Garden" - Ellesmere Port Photographic Society

Very many thanks for your talk yesterday evening. It really went very well. I really liked the way you introduced the two starling birds - eating out of your hand !  And I really liked your close-up images. Very detailed and very sharp.  So many thanks again.  Cheers,.

Bill Preston


4 November 2020 - "My Lockdown Garden" - Corby Photographic Club

We were really delighted with your “ My  Lockdown Garden” presentation.  Not only were the photos amazing but we also learnt a great deal about some of the habits of your bird life.  Harry recognised a lot of the birds you showed but not the detail that you went into.  It was very evident that you must have spent many, many hours putting it together and “ your presenter’s voice” was most professional. Well done. 

Harry and Jan Chisholm (Sydney Australia)

Thank you for a very enjoyable evening last night.

 Andrei Van der Walt

3 November 2020 - “Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK” - Daventry Photographic Society

"Very Many thanks Malcolm for a great evening full of interest and fantastic photos.  I found your talk absolutely fascinating and will certainly be following up on some of your destinations and if I can only get photos half as good as you I will be pleased. I am just putting the programme together for next year so hopefully will be in touch to ask you for a return visit."

Linda Ariss

2 November 2020 - “Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK”- Mid Sussex Camera Club

"You were fantastic. Thank you so much."

John Peters

21 September 2020 - “An Australasian Adventure and its Wildlife” - Nuneaton Photographic Society

"Firstly, I would just like to say that I very much enjoyed your presentation last night and liked your use of maps detailing your various stages of your tour. 

Considering you were not on a focused photography tour you came back with some quality images with a good variety of species. 

Martin Robinson

18 September 2020 - “Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK” - Leicester and Leicestershire Photographic Society

"I am very pleased that I was able to listen and watch in to your talk on Friday night to LLPS  as it was absolutely marvellous.  

I thought all your images were stunning-so clear and bright and it is a great thrill to see smaller birds as I find a lot of bird photographers show  the bigger species. And your clear well paced talk was ideal. "

Jean Burbridge

29 January 2020 - "Where I photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Dunchurch Photographic Society

David J. Bray (Chairman)

2 November 2019 - "Where I photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Leicester Forest  Photographic Society

"Just another thank you for a brilliant evening last night at Leicester Forest. I am sure everyone enjoyed your presentation and the information you provided alongside your superb images."

John Whitby

11 October 2019 - "Where I photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society

22nd January 2019 - "Where I Photograph Wildlife in the UK" - Duston Camera Club

Thank you very much for your talk last night at Duston, I thought it was one of the best we have had Although I'm not generally a bird photographer, your talk has given me inspiration to have a go I thought your pictures were beautiful examples of what is out there if only we go out and find it.

 I have also had 2 emails already from members saying how much they enjoyed it, So many many thanks for such a wonderful night.

Brian Pere


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