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Adrian King is a trained Hydrogeologist who was born and raised in the sleepy village of Woodlands on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire.

Adrian has recently returned home to the south coast after spending a number of years in Berkshire, South Wales and Bristol.  These days Adrian can either be found  at home with his wife in Dorset or visiting his family in the New Forest.

Adrian’s interest in photography was sparked at the age of 14 when a relative let me use his Olympus OM2 to take a close-up photograph of a bumble bee, and gave me the resulting photograph (which I still have in an album somewhere).

That was it, Adrian was firmly bitten by the bug, and achieved an A grade when he studied GCSE Photography at Brockenhurst Sixth-Form College.

Adrian’s interest waned a little and I mostly took snapshots until a job in the IT industry gave him a regular bonus that was used to buy photographic kit.

The purchase of a Canon EOS 400D and kit lens re-kindled his interest and the limits of the kit lens became quickly apparent, leading to furious saving to enable the purchase of better quality glass.

Living in the New Forest meant that Adrian has always had an interest in wildlife, and has always favoured wildlife, close-up  and macro photography, and during the summer months his beloved Canon EF 100mm Macro lens might as well be welded to the camera body.

Adrian still specialises in taking images of plants and flowers, insects and butterflies, although the macro does occasionally get turned on what are normally mundane household objects which become unrecognisable when shot at greater than life-size through a macro lens.

Adrian is currently working on broadening his photographic horizons by working on more landscape photography, and after discovering the Strobist website has also been dabbling in studio photography and portraiture.