Hi, I'm Andrea, and I'm interested in creatures and plants both wild and tamed, and people of all sorts. I only use a compact 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 TZ series, binoculars and a hand lens almost everywhere.Most of my outings are with the dogs so I only use point and shoot.<br /> I am getting the hang of  Photoshop, thanks to some very kind folk on RR! <br /> I have a wildlife garden in Bournemouth, Dorset, in the UK, and spend a lot of time there . I retired from teaching art to teenagers a while ago. <br /> 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!  <br /> I have 4 lodgers, 3 dogs and a parrot who, as at 2017, I have had 40 years. <br /> I has so far had 19 dogs, mostly rescues.
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