I definitely went through photography phases this year. I did my Every Other Day project until early June when unfortunately, my job became too busy and I became too stressed to find the time/energy to carry on with it, so I took a photography break. I got back into it again in the autumn though, when I really enjoyed taking lots of pretty autumnal photos for my 30 days in autumn project.
Here is the first of a few posts; my favourite animal and bird photos I took this year.
This is probably my number one favourite photo I took this year! Hector the hedgehog visited the bluebell patch in our garden frequently for around six weeks. I managed to get pretty close to him on several occasions but on this day I got the best photos of him. He was too sweet for words! I wonder where he is now and I hope he's still healthy and happy.
Sleepy Simon. I am very lucky to still have this little chap because he's quite an old hamster now. He'll be approximately 2 1/2 in February. He's still fairly fit and hyper, but he has had a few minor health worries. I didn't take many photos of him this year, but I love this one. I had woken him up to take his photo and he was not impressed!
Dexter the cat. Shazia's cat Dexter hiding behind a plant.
Marley the cat, in a flower bed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. I initially thought he belonged to BBG but it turns out he just lives nearby. He does walk around like he owns the place though!
Now on to the bird photos... Here is a tiny coal tit.
My favourite bird; the long-tailed tit.
Two pigeons in the flower bed.
A male bullfinch in the rain.
And, finally, a young robin in the rain. :)
I hope you've enjoyed seeing those. I'll be back with some more favourites soon.