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Hi, I'm beachbum Andrea, and I'm interested in creatures and plants both wild and tamed, and people of all sorts. I only use a compasct digital camera ,as I love being able to get it into a back pocket, and not have to cart heavy kit about. I carry a Panasonic Lumix TZ1 if the dogs are with me, (as it has a lens cap and is safe in a pocket), binoculars and a hand lens almost everywhere. I  have worn out several TZ3's which I use when unfettered by dogs. I am getting the hang of  Photoshop, thanks to some very kind folk on RR! 

I have a wildlife garden in Bournemouth, Dorset, in the UK, and spend a lot of time there and at the beach. I retired from teaching art to teenagers a while ago and now occasionally teach lots of different art and craft skills to adults at home in my studio. I'm now getting some good results with my digi compacts; it took me a while to make the switch from my old film camera, an 1960 ish Pentax Spotmatic, but the mistakes are much cheaper!  

I have 4 lodgers, 3 dogs and a parrot and a budgie. 

Update December2013. I have moved much of the earlier part of my gallery to Flickr, and most of my 2D work to a set in my Flickr account and if your are interested in looking at doodles and scribbles you can see them here

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