Shirley joined the club in 2007 and started in the General class. Shirley quickly showed her skills with her camera using the birds in her back garden. Shirley joined the advanced group the next year and started to win many of the competitions.
In 2011 Shirley obtained her CPAGB and also had successes in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally.
One of Shirley's signature images is Lady takes a Bath.
It was taken in her garden when the pheasant came and took a dust bath in the remains of a garden fire.