Photograph Of A Heron At Esthwaite By Dave

I was delighted to receive an email with another very atmospheric photograph of a heron at Esthwaite in Cumbria sent in by Dave for the Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition.

Heron At Esthwaite Taken By Dave

Heron At Esthwaite Taken By Dave

Dave is a member of the farmingfriends forum and Dave has just joined our forum community as he and his son are awaiting the arrival of a pair of call ducks.  This photograph is of a heron at Esthwaite in Cumbria. I have never seen a heron in the wild like this, so thanks for sharing Dave.

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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Wild Mallard Duckling Photograph By Ken

I was delighted to receive an email with a beautiful photograph of a wild mallard duckling sent in by Ken for the Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition.

Wild Mallard Duckling Up Close, Photograph Taken By Ken

Wild Mallard Duckling Up Close, Photograph Taken By Ken

Ken is a member of the farmingfriends forum and we have become good friends over the last month or so as we have shared stories and advice about duck keeping.  This photograph is one of the wild mallard ducklings that hatched in Ken’s garden this year. Click on this link if you want to follow the story of ken’s “wild” ducklings. I am amazed at how close this wild duckling has allowed you to get, a truely amazing close up photograph.

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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Praying Mantis Catches Bee Photograph Sent In By Mama

Ever seen a praying mantis eating a bee? Well look no further!

Praying Mantis Catches Bee Photos Sent In By Mama

Praying Mantis Catches Bee Photos Sent In By Mama

The photo was sent in by Mama who is a member of the farmingfriends forum and has become a good friend over the last month or so as we have shared stories and advice. Mama said that, ” My son took this pic last year of a praying mantis eating a bee that it had caught.” I have never seen a praying mantis before so thanks for sharing Mama.

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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Farm View Photograph Taken By Mo For Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition

I was delighted to receive an email with a very atmospheric farm photo for the Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition.

View Of Farm In Oxfordshire By Mo

View Of Farm In Oxfordshire By Mo

Mo is a member of the farmingfriends forum and we have become good friends over the last month or so as we have shared stories and advice about duck keeping. You can catch up with Mo’s ducks on facebook in the Duck Diaries Group Page. Mo took this photograph back in March on a farm in Oxfordshire.

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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Deer Photograph Sent In By TopVeg For Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition

I was delighted to receive an email with a lovely photograph for the Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition.

Deer Resting In The TopVeg Garden

Deer Resting In The TopVeg Garden

TopVeg has sent in this wonderful photograph of a deer sleeping in the TopVeg garden – having had its fill of everything green in the garden! What a magnificent animal and well done TopVeg for capturing the deer on camera. I can never seem to see them, or if I do I never have my camera!

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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Hebridean Ewe Photograph Sent In By Sheila For Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition

I was delighted to receive an email today with a lovely photograph for the Farming Friends Photograph Of The Month Competition.

Hebridean Ewe Photo Taken By Sheila

Hebridean Ewe Photo Taken By Sheila

Sheila sent the photo and said, “I am sending a photo taken last April 2009 in Argyll Scotland. I found one of my Hebridean ewes sleeping in the early morning on a white line of the newly marked out shinty pitch, she had 7 acres to pick from! By chance I had my camera.” Sheila

Sheila, I wonder what she is lining up for? She is a beauty and the landscape is stunning too. Thanks Sheila for sharing this wonderful photograph.

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming or countryside theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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Photograph Of The Month Competition – June 2009

If you like taking photographs then why not enter our Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Of The Month Competition.

The photographs need to have a farming theme and can include the farming landscape, farm animals, farm machinery, farming life or nature and wildlife on and around a farm or the countryside both from the UK and abroad.

If you would like to enter then please send your photographs by email keeping the photograph attachment to a size of about 600 x 400 pixels. If you don’t know the email address then please leave a comment or use the contact form on the contact page and I’ll email you back.

Please supply some details about the photograph – the name of the person who took the photograph, when and where it was taken and what is happening in the photograph.

The winning ‘Foto’ will be posted at the beginning of the following month. I look forward to seeing your entries for the Farming Friends Photograph of the Month Competition.

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BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition 2009

I was watching Countryfile last night and thought that I might like to enter their photographic competition this year. The theme for 2009 is Wild and Wonderful. The subject matter could be wildlife or landscape, but the photograph must have the Great British countryside at it’s heart.

I am going to have a look at all the photos I have taken lately of the countryside around here and see if any fit in with the theme of wild and wonderful. You can enter up to four photos so I think I will try to enter two with wildlife subjects and two of the Yorkshire landscape.

Click on the link for more information about how to enter the BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition 2009.


Farming Friends Photograph Caption Competition May 2009

Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Caption Competition

Can you think of a good caption to accompany the Farming Friends ‘Foto’?

May 2009 Farming Friends Photograph Caption Competition

May 2009 Farming Friends Photograph Caption Competition

If so, fill out the comments box with your caption and your name.

This competition is just a bit of Farming Friends fun!

The winning caption will be announced at the beginning of the following month.


Farming Friends Photograph Caption Competition April 2009 Winner

Farming Friends ‘Foto’ Caption Competition Winner April 2009

I am delighted to announce that TopVeg sent in the winning caption, so well done TopVeg.

Farming Friends Photograph Caption competition April 2009

Where has the driver gone now?

“Where has the driver gone now?”

Thanks also to Elizabeth for her caption: “You can’t get me up here, there’s two of us, to scare you away!”

Check out this months Photograph Competitions.