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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt and even edited photos of two species of snakes before heading off in a different direction.

An adult Eurasian Blue Tit twists to feed the young while the young twist to try to get the food. The young are almost fully grown at this stage meaning that the adults often cling to the entrance hole to feed them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Twist
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Snowdrop growing sequence, photo 2

Week 2 of my documentation of a clump of Snowdrops growing in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

A week after the first photo was taken and the Snowdrops are starting to show the beginnings of the white flowers that give the plant its name.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Snowdrops
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Throwback Thursday

Golden Light on Fresh Snow

Throwback Thursday travels back to Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Golden light on snow covered farmland.

Throwback Thursday: 14th January 2021
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Snowdrop growing sequence, photo 1

Something a little different for my Flora and Fauna Friday post over the next four weeks.

Each Friday I will be posting the next photo in a sequence showing the growth of a clumps of Snowdrops in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Originally photographed over a 4 week period in the mid 1980s for one of the natural history photo agencies I was contracted to.

In the first photo a few of the Snowdrops are just emerging from the soil.

Flora and Fauna Friday: 8th January 2021
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CBWC

Trees in the Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold Things prompt.

I decided it was going to be an image from my archives. In fact I’m going almost as far back as I can go in my archives.

The original version of this image was taken in the mid 1970s on a Zenit E camera. Those negatives got damaged (or lost, I have forgotten what actually happened to them). So when I got an Olympus OM1 in 1976 I reshot the scene at the first opportunity.

Trees in snow covered farmland in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise/CBWC
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

A Cold Start

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Cold Start prompt.

Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn

A recent cold start with a bitterly cold wind coming off the water. Dawn over Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Reflections

A cold start in the late 1990s. Sunrise reflected in a frozen and partially snow covered slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic

A cold start in the early 1980s. A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree shortly after sunrise at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

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Flora and Fauna Friday

Turkey Tail fungi

This week my Flora and Fauna Friday post is the polypore mushroom Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor). Polypores are also known as bracket fungi.

When I photographed and captioned this specimen over 30 years ago the common English name was Many-zoned Polypore. That name seems to be less common than the name Turkey Tail nowadays.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Many-zoned Polypore