I originally began taking photos of birds because they were always available in my garden, so no planning or travel was required. I could just go and take photos of them whenever I took the urge, weather permitting of course. Little did I know when I started taking photos of them that it would turn into a passion.
The images contained in this book were taken between 2004 and the beginning of 2009. During this time I learned, by trial and error, how to consistently improve my images of the birds.
Many were taken in my garden as this is where I could devote more time to improving my technique. Others were taken at various places further afield to help me improve the speed of my photographers brain.
My bio can be found by looking at my websites at http:/www.tomgilland.co.uk and http://webspace.webring.com/people/lt/tomgilland/