The project continues

The last few sunny days have really started to bring the garden to life. I can once again continue the Meet Your Neighbours project on a regular basis. This year I shall have a new pond up and ready for the months ahead. Where there is water there is life, so I can’t wait to find out what takes up residence in the garden with this added feature. 

Here are a few from the last few days.

Running crab spider - Philodromus disparimage

Orange Tip Butterfly - Anthocharis cardaminesimageCommon frog tadpole - Rana temporariaimage

Caddis flyimage

Common centipede - Lithobius forficatusimage

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Commended In International Garden Photographer of the Year

Yesterday the results of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) were released. I managed to receive a Commended award for my image “The end of the vine”. I traveled to Kew Garden to attend the private view, which was great as I was able to see a selection of the best images from competition seven. It was really nice to see images in print, considering a large percentage of modern photography is usually viewed digitally.

Check out the winning images: 


Fox Cubs

Through my observations as I walked the fields in my local area I discoverd a fox earth. It was confirmed by the small remnants of chewed feathers which had that very distictive fox scent all over them, along with the trampled ground around the entrances to their den.

It was a moment that I will never forget, a constant reminder of why this type of photography is just so rewarding.

There were three cubs which played for a while before spotting me. They were curious and even came closer to check me out.
Getting a clean shot was a challenge as the nettles covered their faces for the most of the time. 



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