Highly Commended

10th November 2017
Not one too usually boast but as I haven't got too many new photographs to put up on the website at the moment I wanted to be share another recent proud moment.

For the last couple of years I have entered a couple of photographs into the annual British Wildlife Photographic awards, where professional and amateurs photographers compete for top recognition in several different categories.

Last year one of my Bank Voles photographs made the first shortlist but failed to get any further into the final rounds.

However, this year I am thrilled to have been warded the status of Highly Commended with a hare photograph called "Asparagus Camouflage" in the animal portrait category.

This was another project with my favourite animals on my favourite farm in Bintree, Norfolk, where Algy the farmer had sown a new field of asparagus. The young shoots, the soft, sandy soil were so enticing for hares to gather, rest up and wallow in the warm trenches. The difficulty was getting a clean shot as they quickly learnt that by using the stalks as camouflage and hiding their faces they managed to blend all rather too well into the background of the crop.

After many mornings and even most lost hours my tenacity paid off as I finally got this shot.

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