Welcome to the Avocet Images website: I hope that you will find your visit enjoyable and stimulating. My name is Martin Johnson: after a career spent in the pharmaceutical industry I took early retirement in 2006 and am now devoting time to broadening and improving my photographic skills through study (I am aiming for a BA with the Open College of the Arts) and through practice. "Avocet Images" reflects my love of nature, and birds in particular, but I also have developing interests in the areas of macro photography, monochrome photography and the surreal world of reflection photography, all of which are represented in my galleries. The driving force behind my work is the "feel good" factor that I get every now and then when I produce an image or composition that I really like. Given the choice, I would prefer fame (or at least recognition!) to fortune. Nevertheless, Avocet Images is a commercial enterprise and all the images featured here are available for sale as prints, whilst private and commercial commissions are welcome.