Suffolk photographer David Hermon goes where the wild things are

PUBLISHED: 11:43 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:46 20 February 2013

Suffolk photographer David Hermon goes where the wild things are

Suffolk photographer David Hermon goes where the wild things are

Looking at these remarkable pictures, it's hard to believe that David Hermon took up wildlife photography just five years ago. John Grant reports

Looking at these remarkable pictures, it's hard to believe that David Hermon took up wildlife photography just five years ago. John Grant reports


Suffolks wealth of wildlife has long made it a Mecca for photographers eager to capture some of the countys inspiring spectacles from the natural world.
We should be proud of our place in this pantheon of pictures first established by the legendary Eric Hosking. Eric, who died in 1991 aged 81, took many of his most famous bird photographs in Suffolk. He especially, and thoroughly understandably, loved the Butley and Minsmere areas and much of his work here helped him secure his place as the undisputed father of modern bird photography.
Fast forward into the digital age and Suffolk is still at the cutting edge. A cluster of cameramen who work in Suffolk are among the cream of the crop of current wildlife snappers.
Another feather in their cap has just been secured by David Hermon, of Felixstowe. His stunning Waxwing portrait was selected to appear in the prestigious BBC Countryfile calendar for 2010 and a selection of his Suffolk wildlife studies are presented here.
The standard he has reached is all the more remarkable when it is learnt that he only started serious wildlife photography about five years ago. To earn his crust he runs LX Professional, a professional lighting, sound and stage company providing technical support for theatrical productions, conferences and private parties and weddings across Europe.
His competition credits are already impressive. In addition to the Countryfile honour, he was selected as the Suffolk Wildlife Trusts Suffolk wildlife photographer of the year in 2005 and 2008 and in 2009 he won the competitions best East Anglian mammal category and was highly commended overall.
In the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2009 his work was selected for an exhibition which tours the UK this year.
His camera is a Canon 1D Mk III with a Canon 800mm lens, plus a Canon 28-300mm lens.
His wildlife photography website is now up and running, although it is still under construction, and can be visited at: www.davidhermonwildlifephotography.co.uk
His professional website address is www.lxprofessional.co.uk.

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