Tuesday, 5 May 2015

April's Photo of the Month

"Turbo, the Hungry Hedgehog" by Sue Cro

After a flurry of posts on dancing adders, I couldn't possibly pick a photo of them for April's photograph of the month could I?..

Well, I could of done... there were some lovely ones seen of them dancing, mating and even shedding! Heron chicks on the nest, water voles and red squirrels seemed to be most popular for April as far as I could see, including a stunning red squirrel portrait looking right down the lens. But I decided to go for this photo above of one of our hedgehogs, taken by Sue Cro on one of our photographic days.

This is a lovely photo of "Turbo" which Sue has captured well. Although we bring out our hedgehogs in to the dell on our photo days, it is still tricky to get something nice, but Sue has manage to find an angle to offer no distractions in the background really making the hedgehog stand out. The depth of field is spot on, and what really grabbed my attention was the tongue poking out perfectly! I can imagine Turbo racing from one side of the Dell to the other, tongue out, concentrating and on a mission. Sue's photo has really captured Turbo's personality to a tee, which is what a good portrait should always do!

To see more of Sue Cro's photos, click on her name above to visit her flickr photostream.

Well done Sue, your photograph will be in the Coffee shop gallery for 2016, alongside the other photos of the month, and will be in with a chance to win a photographic day voucher here at the Centre next year.

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