Crikey - need to catch up on blog posts...
I posted some time ago to say that I'd got a photo I'd entered into the British Wildlife Photography Awards through to the final judging round of 300 pictures.
This is the photo. I've now had a mail back from the judging panel to say that it's not made it through to the final cut, and while that might be a bit disappointing I'm still chuffed to bits that it got as far as it did.
Of the portfolio of photographs I entered this year I'm very pleased that this was the one that stood out as it meant the most to me. I'd set myself a challenge of photographing mountain hares last winter and had many occasions when I came home empty handed. This encounter was the result of patience, a bit of fieldcraft and time. Giving him the time to relax in my presence meant that I was able to share this moment and then leave him be. And that's what's important to me. Not trophy hunting, but capturing and remembering a moment in time and trying to be a bit creative while doing so.
Next year :)