Roy Hancliff has become a world renown inflight bird photographer, you can find his work in art galleries, wildlife magazine covers, and on the Internet. Below is a little bit about Roy in his own words.
I was born in Oxford England.
My first real camera was Nikon F2S with photomic head, longer ago than I care to remember.
I moved to Spain in 1985 with my wife Sharon for a better climate and simpler life. Photography took a back seat as we carved out a living.
We finally moved to Canada in 2003, settling in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. I now had the time to dedicate to my passion of photography that had been put on hold for so long. I chose to concentrate on Birds in flight as they have always intrigued me. I wanted to capture the beauty of nature that is not normally visible to the naked eye. Even Birds that we consider to be common and uninteresting come into their own element when wings are frozen in mid flight.
I often find myself sitting in a hide at temperatures of -15 C trying to capture that all important shot. Or in the case of the Hummingbirds +35 C with sweat running down the backs of my legs but I would not have it any other way. I study their flight patterns and feeding habits for hours to determine where they will come into the frame, every bird has a completely different approach as they feed.
I think it would be fair to say that whatever the shot it is calculated and taken in my mind before I even begin.
I hope that you enjoy my site and it has given you a different perspective into Bird and Insect inflight photograpy.
As of October 2013 we currently reside permanently In Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. This has given me the opportunity to challenge myself even further by experimenting with Seascapes.
THE CHALLENGE GOES ON.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2017 SEASON:
NANOOSE STUDIO TOUR SHOWCASE SAT 29 & SUN 30 APRIL 10-4PM
KITTY COLEMAN WOODLAND GARDENS COURTENAY 20,21 10-5 & 22 MAY 10-4PM
ART IN THE GARDEN NANOOSE 24 & 25 JUNE 10-4PM
ART IN ACTION QUALICUM BEACH SAT 22 JULY 10-5PM
ART IN THE PARK PARKSVILLE 29 & 30 JULY 10-4PM
COMOX NAUTICAL DAYS 5,6 & 7 AUGUST
MILNER GARDENS QUALICUM BEACH 12 & 13 AUGUST
KITTY COLEMAN WOODLAND GARDENS COURTENAY 2,3 &4 SEPTEMBER
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PAST EXHIBITIONS & JURIED SHOWS:
SOOKE FINE ART SHOW 2015 & 2016
NANOOSE BAY STUDIO TOUR THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS CRAWL 2014 ,2015 & 2016
ART IN THE GARDEN NANOOSE 2014 , 2015 & 2016
ART IN THE PARK PARKSVILLE 2014, 2015 & 2016
ART IN ACTION QUALICUM BEACH 2014 , 2015 & 2016
MILNER GARDENS QUALICUM BEACH 2014 , 2015 2016
KITTY COLEMAN GARDENS COURTENAY MAY & SEPTEMBER SHOW 2014 , 2014 & 2016
PARTY ON THE DRIVE PARKSVILLE 2014 & 2015
LISA FIGEUROA GALLERY SALMON ARM BC JULY 2013
THE BRANT GEESE ART FESTIVAL PARKSVILLE BC MARCH 2013
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE QUALICUM BEACH BC FEB 2013
DOMINION SECURITIES KELOWNA
RBC SALMON ARM
WILSON HOUSE GALLERY KAMLOOPS
CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC JAN/FEB 2015
WILD DEC/JAN 2015
AMERICAN SCIENTIST JULY-AUGUST 2014
INDIANA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI MAGAZINE SPRING 2014
"WILD" JAN/FEB 2013
CANADIAN WILDLIFE MAGAZINE MAR/APR 2013
FEATURED IN THE ADBUSTERS BOOK "MEME WARS"
DAILY MAIL UK
CANADIAN WILDLIFE MAGAZINE MAR/APR 2011
ARABELLA MAGAZINE FALL EDITION 2011 ARTIST TO COLLECT
NIKON PRO MAGAZINE SUMMER EDITION 2011
SOUTH AFRICAN SUNDAY TIMES
NOMINATED FOR AN AWARD IN CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY AT 35TH ANNUAL NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS - HONOURABLE MENTION.
PROUD TO HAVE MY IMAGES USED FOR THE NEWLY LAUNCHED CWF BIRD SEED. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELP FUND THEIR WORTHWHILE CONSERVATION PROJECTS.
AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT www.shopcwf.ca
DR ELLEN KETTERSON AND HED DEDICATED STAFF HAVE SPENT THEIR ENTIRE CAREERS STUDYING HOW THE JUNCO HAS ADAPTED TO AN EVER CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. I WAS PRIVILEGED TO HAVE PLAYED A SMALL ROLE IN THEIR JOURNEY
THE 2 X 4 RULE:
Last year I was approached by the American Institute of Architects and construction Canada, they wanted to use my image below of a Black Capped Chickadee as a teaching tool in the industry.
Every year millions of birds are killed when they fly into clear glass especially on high rise buildings by incoprpating what they term the 2 x 4 rule whereby glass is marked with either horizontal lines no more than 2 inches apart or vertical lines no more than 4 inches apart, the bird will not try to fly through the glass and its life will be saved. It becomes apparent when the lines are superimposed on my image.
It is still used in all their presentations and publications to date.