Colourflow Images has been formed by a husband and wife team whose love of nature is captured through their photographic skills.

    Fantastic Facebook page "The Self Isolating Bird Club" is a virtual space for birdwatchers and enthusiasts alike to share their pictures/videos of wildlife across the world during this COVID-19 crisis.


    This is the main criteria of bird watching (not "twitching"), it will enable you to differentiate between the different species that you can see in your garden, local park, pond, rivers and estuaries.


    All photographs displayed are available to purchase (please see the SERVICES section. For artists looking for reference material, if you do not see anything on the website then please contact us with your requirements.


    If you are looking to improve your bird ID skills then there will be various organisations in your area which may offer a varied programme of field trips and indoor events. These meetings enable beginners to meet with local experts, to develop bird watching skills, advise on optical equipment and share their fascination for birds and the environment.

    During the dark evenings of autumn and winter, they may even put on indoor lectures which will cover a variety of topics, with possibly speakers of national and international acclaim who are both entertaining and knowledgeable about their subject.


      BTO (British Trust for Ornithology), RSPB, CBWPS (Cornwall) to name but a few.


    Bob and Lesley met in their late teens through their passion for art. During the early 80's they studied Specialist Decorative Paint Effects. Bob specialises in Wood Graining, Marbling, Rag rolling (just some of the techniques) whilst Lesley designs, cuts and applies Stencils. Bob has spent the best part of his life working as a skilled Carpenter and Joiner as well as Painter and Decorator in London and Surrey, finishing off with 10 years at the Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cornwall) prior to retiring. Now residing in Scotland they have been able to continue their passion for watching and photographing nature and being able to share this through their website.


      Ted Andrews Freelance Author, Artist, Cartoonist & Illustrator

      "Such is my admiration for the work of Bob & Lesley Mitchell that the temptation to describe their photographic images in the most glowing terms is hard to resist. But any flowery adjectives of mine, I fear, wouldn't do them justice. I could speak of their passion for bird photography, the extreme lengths they commit to, to capture the perfect 'shot' and their quite extraordinary powers of observation driven by the very real love of our native and migratory bird species. But why bother? The beautiful photographic images recorded by Bob & Lesley Mitchell will speak far more eloquently than I could ever hope to manage. Enjoy their work, choose your favourite (difficult) then order a print for your wall. It will enrich your life."

      Georgina GibbonsWildlife and Animal Artist

      Sadly Georgina passed away on 29th April 2015 after losing a long battle with cancer.

      "Bob and Lesley's photographs show a wonderful understanding of nature and are an inspiration for any artist.  Great service too."

      Georgina had kindly given us permission to use her BBC Wildlife Artists of the Year 2012 entry - Baby Orang-utan 'Clinging On' image.

  • Animals

    Birds A - F

    Birds G - L

    Birds M - R

    Birds S - Z




  • RAW Conversion

    Process of converting a RAW image into a printer friendly file. The RAW file is the equivalent of a film negative which needs to be developed.

    TIFF -v- JPEG: best to capture images in TIFF format (if not using RAW). Saving as a JPEG uses a lossy compression meaning much of the original photographic data is lost once the image is saved

    Cards / Print Costs

    Single Cards £2.00 plus p&p.
    Pack of 5 Cards £7.50 plus p&p.

    Pack can consist of 5 identical cards or a mix of different images. Quote the number on the enlarged image for either cards or prints.

    Photo Prints

    A4 £15.00 includes p&p - UK only
    A3 £20.00 includes p&p - UK only

    For overseas p&p please email us direct

    Cannot see what you want? If you are looking for a specific subject matter then please do email us and we will search our ever growing photo library.

    Our Philosophy

    Sharing our passion for nature - Knowing what to look for and the best places to see it.

    Studying nature - Understanding the nature of your subject will often enable you to capture a special moment.

  • Contact Info


    County: Telephone:

    Sutherland, Scotland
    07856 784 325


    We would welcome your feedback on our website.

    Remember that if you are looking for a specific image or wood turned item then please do contact us.

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