Last updated
16 / 07 /18 Addition of Vimeo and Youtube links
21/05/2018  Revision concerns GDPR and Charles Paxton’s management of the blog.

Thank you for visiting Wildopeneye blog. I hope that you find this blog and our main site interesting and that it inspires you to take your own pictures of our amazing natural world and to do your bit to protect it for its own sake and for the sake of future generations. I want you to enjoy a safe and rich experience online and so and this blog use secure socket technology and promise to respect your human rights including rights to privacy.

Please note that I only post comments that are relevant to the topic in question and that I consider are interesting and I no longer answer questions about the mechanism of the blog or respond to SEO hints.

The Wildopeneye website and this blog are run by Charles Paxton now from his residence in Louisiana, USA and are covered by the same legal and technical information. This can be found on our main site and can be accessed via the links directly below this paragraph. If you have visited before you will note that these have been updated to conform to recently introduced GDPR rules. Thank you for reading all this.

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The Data controller for this website is me, Charles Paxton,  I am the point of contact for all matters concerning the information content of this website.  The point of contact for any technical matters relating to this website is also me, Charles Paxton, of 1209 West Port Union Road, Farmerville, Louisiana,71241, USA. Please contact me about any technical aspects of this website at this address or via my web site.

© Copyright 2010-18, is asserted for this entire site and its contents by Charles Paxton of The, Andy Luck’s surviving family and the respective authors and licensors of our respective media. All rights are reserved unless stated otherwise on the particular page.

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In order to bring you high quality video content on the theme of wildlife protection and nature photography this blog embeds and displays videos from popular third party providers such as Youtube and Vimeo. View Youtube’s Safety Centre here. These video players set their own cookies related to the operation of the videos and for their advertiser funded business models. See Vimeo’s Privacy Policy here.
On our main site we use  Adobe’s Flash technology in the photo galleries which uses Flash cookies in their operation. You can control these from Macromedia’s website if you wish, click here for Adobe’s Website Storage Settings control panel and associated information, please note that their page had 187 cookies in use  on May 21, 2018, and that you’ll need a working Flash player to moderate your settings on their site.

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Thank you again for visiting my sites and thanks very much for your attention.