About Me

Hello, My name is Matthew Barfield, I’m a precision engineer and spend a lot of my spare time out with my camera.

Most of my photographs are of birds taken here in the New Forest. One of my favourite places to walk is Lymington and Keyhaven marshes because its huge variety of birds.

My photographs have been printed in the local newspaper and in the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Winter 2017 magazine.



Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve Wildlife Photographer of the year 2019

My photograph of two common terns passing a stickleback was crowned the winner by public vote at the nature reserve open day. “Matthew has been a great ambassador for Lymington-Keyhaven, sharing his photos on twitter” @LymKeyRanger via Twitter Terns Lymington Keyhaven Wildlife Photography New Forest Hampshire Matthew Barfield






My Goldcrest photo taken at Lymington & Keyhaven nature reserve was chosen to be the front cover and September photograph for the Hampshire & Isle of weight trust 2019 Wildlife in focus Charity Calendar. 






Spencers New Forest – Forest Wildlife Photo Competition – 1st place                                                                Fallow Buck at Sunsire in the New Forest.                                          ”We deemed your photo to be an accurate representation of what the Forest has to offer”  – Spencers New Forest



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