I’ve not seen a hare in the field for over two years but now we have a wheat crop next door again and I saw one over the hedge in that field the other evening.
You can imagine my delight when I spotted this pair of ears on my morning walk this morning and rushed back for the wildlife lens. I stripped down to bare feet and stalked my way back towards the target…and I could get REALLY close! Upon focussing my first thought was “poor thing – what maggoty ears!!”
Then I realised it was the end of a log I had used for photographing Jays three years ago! DoH!
Summer evening still life.
Those little fluffy ducks are almost full grown now. Here they are on their evening march from the stream up to the big pond to roost overnight. They don’t look like Mum and 8 x Babies anymore – more of a mini flock of 9 ducks…they still follow her dutifully wherever she leads though! The main pic shows Mum keeping an eye on me while the ducklings sit motionless amongst the bullrushes as twilight descends.
Studio interview for the local BBC North East local news show Look North to report my having won joint second (wow!) in the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. They kindly printed up three huge black and white shots I had taken of local landscapes – warehouses below the Metro Bridge, an alley-way in Silver St, Durham and gravestones at Whitby abbey and mounted these on foamboard as a backdrop to the interview. I can’t remember whether reference was also made to a local competition at the famous Side Gallery – I have a sketchy letter from them that seems to refer to me winning something. The foamboard prints were used in many of our houses over the years until they became too dog eared and were eventually chucked out!