I was delighted to learn today that one of my macro images (a great green bush cricket) has been included as the June image in the 2019 Mineral Products Association ‘Quarries and Nature’ calendar. This is my third successful entry to this competition in four years, and was quite unexpected!
Really nice to have this image included in the 2016 Mineral Products Association annual calendar.
It’s a shot of two dew-covered azure damselflies perching on a marsh horsetail stem, taken at a former quarry in Devon with the Canon 5D Mk III and Sigma 150mm macro lens, Gitzo tripod and with a pop of fill using the MT-24 EX twin flash.
I am pleased to report that one of my pictures – of a harvest mouse perched in a Clematis seed head – has been chosen as ‘September’ in the 2015 BBC Countryfile Calander, which is produced annually in support of Children in Need. There were over 10,000 entries this year, so I was really chuffed to have been chosen as a finalist.
The image is admittedly a bit cheesy, but this is among my favorite pics of the past few years and I can see why it was chosen – it seems to fit the style of the calender nicely.
Earlier this year I received a copy of the 2015 Countryfile Calender signed by John Craven (!) together with a very smart framed picture with a plate saying BBC Countryfile finalist etc.
This is my second success with this prestigious calendar; in 2011 my picture of a pair of socialising grey seals was chosen as October’s supporting image.