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POTM Calendar

The Photo Of The Month is a year round calendar of selected nature images and stories with contributions from visitors, fellow photographers and friends.
 When it comes to nature photography, it's not only those fascinating tales of high adventure that often accompany talent and skill for a fabulous result. If a picture is truly worth more than a thousand words then a well-timed shot, or a well framed one, can say just as much about you as a photographer too! So if you'd like to showcase one of your pictures here, free for one calendar month with a short story on how you managed to come by it, then this page is for you.

Date, post and link your news here!

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With only three places left for 2019, the POTM Calendar is now closed until the August 18th

"I love you Gillian W."

"Happy Birthday Josh!"

"Don't miss our away trip to Rhayader for red kites, buzzards and ravens on June 18th. Places are still available but going fast so follow the links and grab your chance to shoot with an award-winning professional bird photographer."

To learn more about posting news, comments and events here under a POTM agreement, see our terms of use page where you can submit your photo (with story) during the last two weeks of every month.



Two Hearts In Swan by Graham Snell
Lea Valley Park, Turnford
I was walking alongside one of the ponds in Lea  Valley Park at Turnford one afternoon with my Nikon D5000. I was looking...


With only three places left for 2019, the POTM Calendar is now closed until the August 18th


"Thanks to everyone for all their well-wishes, cards and presents on Ben's 10th birthday and a special thanks to gran for all her help in making it his best birthday party by far!"

"If anyone is interested in learning how to take a wildlife picture like my POTM, follow the photo-link to my site and email me."

"We've now moved into the larger premises next door! Starting July 6th we're having a whopping 30% discount clearance sale on many of our products for the whole weekend!"

To learn more about posting news, comments and events here under a POTM agreement, see our terms of use page where you can submit your photo (with story) during the last two weeks of every month.



Damselfly Without Any Stress by John Coster
KrKa National Park, Croatia
Whilst on a recent visit to Krka National Park in Croatia, where I was hoping to photograph the waterfalls...


With only three places left for 2019, the POTM Calendar is now closed until the August 18th

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, special annoucements or simple hellos. Place your message, link, advert or invite here as part of your POTM agreement.
August 2019
Hark, Hark, the Car Park, Lark by Roger Cox
Jennycliff Car Park, Plymouth, Devon

Whether “aloft on turf or perch or poor low stage[1],” no bird has been celebrated more for its enthusiasm in singing than the skylark. Its repertoire of intricate melodies is an integral part of the seasonal soundtrack to heaths, moors, farmland and coastal habitats — even those with car parks!
 Being widespread in rural areas, and one of the few birds there to be heard all year round, they genuinely are a quintessential feature of our countryside. Throughout spring and summer, males can be seen singing and ascending almost vertically to a great height, before making a drop-and-stop descent in full song towards the ground. A spectacle that for centuries has captivated artists, authors, and more recently, film-makers and photographers.
 Whatever our fascination with the lark, it appears to be a romantic, else highly imaginative one. Perhaps it’s the angelic-way they exalt themselves that makes their “summoning[2]” back to earth such a classic case of poetry in motion. However, capturing this one with its feet firmly on the ground proved no less sublime for both bird and photographer. For one, a closer opportunity to harken to that famously idyllic song, and the for other, a brief but immense relief, from the pressures of airborne survival amid a busy coastal car park.
 
[1] The Caged Skylark by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)
[2] From The Skylark by Richard Watson Dixon
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