Frances Browne - Wildlife Photographer
Frances has lived in Suffolk all her life, although she has moved from one side of the county to the other. She has spent the last thirty years in the tiny rural village of Stanstead ( nowhere near the airport! ). She has always loved wildlife and the countryside and has worked as an Environmental Scientist for over forty years. Frances' children have now flown the nest and she has a little more time to enjoy her wildlife photography.
The main thing with wildlife is to know your subject, how far away it can smell you, how it will react. Also, trying to predict its habits and movement in order to work out the best way to get close to the animal without disturbing its normal pattern of behaviour. This is neither a glamorous or quick pursuit, usually resulting in getting up at a silly time of day and spending many hours sitting in cold, damp ditches or prickly hedges.
Although Frances loves taking photographs of all wildlife, the shy and secretive brown hares are her favourite. With their amazing eyesight and incredible burst of speed they are difficult subjects to catch on camera. No amount of expensive equipment will make up for good observation skills, endless patience and the ability to sit quietly in a ditch for hours!
Frances hopes you enjoy her pictures, as do we! You will see some examples below and those that are currently available for sale can be found in our website shop. There are others in the Gallery itself.