Members Galleries – Diane Smillie


Diane Smillie

My interest in photography began some years ago when I was on a months volunteering project at a Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. My French vocabulary was severely limited which meant that communicating with the locals was almost impossible and I quickly became isolated. Fortunately I had taken along a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 and my days were quickly filled with adventures of searching for a variety of subjects in and around the sanctuary.

I have now progressed to using a DSLR camera and to be honest I still tend to struggle a little with the technical side of things but there is a whole world of information out there to help and all I need is patience to learn.

I like the challenges that photography brings, I like that my photographs have given me wonderful memories of the places I have been to and the wildlife I have seen. In particular, I like macro which allows me to look into a world of intricate detail I would never have appreciated.

  • Capercaillie
  • Black Grouse
  • Ptarmigan
  • Quality time with mama
  • Nile croc
  • Let sleeping hippos lie
  • Ghost vrab
  • Juvenile wheatear
  • Little robin
  • Clustered bonnet
  • Pentatoma rufipes forest bug
  • Fly
  • Carrion beetle
  • Mortar bee
  • Alder moth
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