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Cscr-featured.svgCharles has uploaded 364 featured pictures to Wikimedia Commons.
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Wildlife portrait photographer from the UK.
April 2022's issue of A Sharp Eye on Wildlife Photography is on Sri Lanka.
The first five previous editions of my free magazine offer photography tips and promote Wikipedia & Commons.
The Read online links take you to a flip book of what I have called "medium quality".
You can access downloadable pdf versions by visiting the Sharp Eye on wildlife photography page

My web site is which takes you to images on Flickr. The latest edits and highest resolutions of my images are always here on Commons.
Many of my pictures are taken outside of the UK and the best ones will be in my galleries of
Nuvola apps package favorite.svg favourites, Cscr-featured.svg Featured pictures (364 from 46 countries), Quality images logo.svg Quality images (2,413) and Valued image seal.svg Valued images (2,417).
The quality of Valued Images may not be great, but are provided as reference images - the best Commons has at the moment.
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Featured pictures by country
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Galleries of my featured pictures
mammals; birds; butterflies and moths; dragonflies; grasshoppers, other insects and spiders; reptiles and frogs

mammals       birds       butterflies, moths       dragonflies       grasshoppers, insects, spiders       reptiles, frogs

I have a Gallery of European butterflies and a Gallery of European dragonflies.
I have 187 Featured pictures on English Wikipedia.
Please feel free to use any of the wildlife photos that I have uploaded here, most of which are used in Wikipedia articles, with attribution Charles J Sharp. Please remember that images uploaded before 2020 may not have been processed with the latest software. I can quickly re-process them for you.
Males are marked and females
These animals were not photographed in zoos, safari parks, rescue centres, butterfly houses, in captivity or in a studio.
Most of the images are geocoded with very precise geocodes (six decimal places). Please do not take account of more than three decimal places.

Possible future FP nominations
For anyone to nominate...

Image on a postage stamp

Monograph on collecting US stamps

Camera location51° 44′ 52.38″ N, 1° 18′ 13.7″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMapinfo