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Amateur photographers busy in the Midlands

 8th Aug 2011

Brush up on your skills with our photography videos because amateur photographers are busy taking pictures in and around the Midlands, with a strong focus on wildlife.

One of the region’s papers, the Sunday Mercury, is hosting a wildlife photography competition, inviting its readers to take snaps of their local area.

The latest entries have included an incredible shot of a swan arching up as it settles to protect its offspring. The photographer, James Taroni, told the paper: “The river had flooded and the farmer put a hay bale down, which the swan nested on.

I was just walking down the path and as I approached the swan reared up, as if it was posing for me. It was perfect.”

Mr Taroni, who is a delivery driver by trade, also captured another image of a swan near Bewdley. The newspaper has also received pictures of robins nesting, a stork, a cow, an unusual shot of a fly in close-up, a Armur Leopard in a zoo and a brightly coloured kingfisher.


The eventual winner of the photography competition will have their images published in the Sunday Mercury. They will also get to spend the day working with an award-winning staff photographer.

To enter email your pictures to sundaymercury@sundaymercury.net or by post to Wildlife Photographs, Sunday Mercury Newsdesk, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, Birmingham, B24 9FF


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