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Square Months

Past Squares #15

Light on the tops of Silver Birch trees

Sunlight on the Tree Tops

Low sun illuminating the tops of Silver Birch trees on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England. I like the gradation of light to dark down the frame.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Top Squares Month and is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Weekly Topics

Fly Agaric

Flora and Fauna Friday: Fly Agaric

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Fly Agaric fungi (Amanita muscaria).

These two specimens were photographed on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England in autumn.

Taken shortly after sunrise in warm light. Unfortunately the slugs and snails had been eating them overnight so I tried to compose the photos to hide as much of the damage as possible.

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Throwback Thursday

Red Deer

Throwback Thursday: 7th October 2021

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) stag with his harem photographed in October 1995. There’s a couple of young males partially hidden in the long grass in the background.

One of the largest species of deer, males are called a stag or hart while females are called a hind. During the mating season, known as the rut, large, dominant stags hold groups of hinds called harems.

Taken at Lyme Park, Disley, Cheshire, England, the deer park is part of the Peak District National Park.

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Square Months

Past Squares #1

July Squares: Trees

Trees #11

Trees in snow. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s. Photographed in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Sometimes cropped to a panoramic format in the past I was a little surprised it worked as a square. Possibly my first photo to be printed and hung on people’s walls.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Tree Squares Month and is my day 1 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Throwback Thursday

The Start of Autumn Colour

Throwback Thursday: 30th September 2021

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to south Cheshire in the early 1990s. The start of autumn colour on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

I was on one of the highest parts of the hill looking down on the trees below and isolating interesting sections of colour with a telephoto lens.

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One Word Sunday

Open

One Word Sunday: Open

Two open Oriental Poppies in a Cheshire garden.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Open prompt. It’s a follow-up of sorts to my post for last week’s One Word Sunday prompt Closed, an Oriental Poppy bud.

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One Word Sunday

Closed

One Word Sunday: Closed

An Oriental Poppy flower bud in a garden at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

An early experiment with motion blur from my archives taken in the mid 1980s. Part of a submission to greetings card and calendar publishers.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Closed prompt.