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Hello! I'm Freya, I live in Scotland and I'm a self taught amateur photographer. It's really just a hobby, but I've been taking photos since I discovered my passion for it when I was 14. I enjoy watching wildlife as I love nature, so most pictures in my gallery are of either wild animals or plants. I love how photography teaches you to take a closer look at your environment and discover the complexity and beauty of things.
I'm at St Andrews university, where I'm studying zoology :boogie:

I appreciate every single favourite, comment and watch, and I'll try to thank you if I can!

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After a lot of requests to use my photos for graphic designs for websites, I've decided NOT to allow people to use them in that manner. If you would like to draw them for small, non-commercial, personal drawings, that's fine, but PLEASE ASK ME FIRST!!

I am selling prints, so if the one you want isn't in my print gallery, just send me a request!

Current Residence: Scotland
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Hello everyone!

I've just updated my portfolio, so I'd appreciate it if you let me know what you think.

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master of the dusk by mescamesh nightly garden II by TanjaMaria on the top by mescamesh The philosopher by Ephreet 09/52 - Way to Eternity by charliesmyangel 120813 by kristianna11 Buzzard by schneids into the white II by indojo

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ChloeClik 1 day ago  Student General Artist
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Hello Freya

Thank you so much for joining SprinkleOfSmiles and welcome. The group is a place to gather and share inspiring images that make you smile. I hope you will be very happy here :huggle:
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FreyaPhotos 3 hours ago  Student Photographer
Thank you :hug:
Sarah-BK 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow - you have some stunning animal photography! I'm in love :heart:

Do you see all these beautiful birds and squirrels in Scotland? I'll be there for a month this summer and if so, it would be lovely to see them and take photos of them too! Maybe a little difficult since I don't own any zoom lens :/

Keep up the great work!
FreyaPhotos 3 hours ago  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! Yes, I do :aww: What part of Scotland are you visiting? A zoom lens helps, but isn't always necessary. I've taken a few bird shot with my 50mm lens… sometimes they come close enough :)

Thanks again! :hug:
Sarah-BK 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be in Glasgow - but while there I want to visit as much of the awesome places of Scotland as possible :meow: I'm totally considering going to Cairngorm's park now, even though its a few hours away by train! Something's telling me I'm not going to want to come back home ><

And that is a BEAUTIFUL shot. Peanut butter seems to be the trick to get them close :giggle:
Arkus83 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving ! :)
FreyaPhotos 3 days ago  Student Photographer
Welcome :)
I love your work; your ability to capture animals is amazing.

Forgive the noob photography question, but how do you get so many closeups, with such great lighting, of wild animals?
FreyaPhotos 5 days ago  Student Photographer
Thank you :)

To get closeups, a lot of my photos are taken behind my window, so the animal doesn't see me (I have a lot of birdfeeders outside my bedroom!). But it's often about patience and field craft, where you just have to try and sneak up on the animal without being seen. There's been many many times when I've followed a subject for an hour, but have never gotten a decent photo: it takes time! When you do get a good photo though, it's very rewarding :)
In terms of lighting, I rarely shot wildlife in bright sunlight, as the lighting isn't soft enough. I tend to try and shoot on bright but overcast days (not too difficult in Scotland!) or in the shade.
Thank you for the knowledge, I have only begun to play around with a camera and I am a rank amateur. If you don't mind, could I ask a few follow up questions . . .

First, how do you take a picture through a window without that glass reflection effect? Even with the flash off (even I am not that bad), I still get a reflection, such as… . (Granted, taking the screen out helps,… .)

Second, if you only shoot wildlife during overcast days (ahh glorious Scotland!) how do you get such vibrant colors? (Unlike, for example . . .… .)

Finally, and forgive my curiosity, I take it your ID is based on the Norse goddess, but why?
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