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16 October 2014

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Local photographer Vincent shows the beauty in nature that exists in our very own gardens and wildlife habitats.

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"A lot of time and effort!"

 

We are delighted to feature some of the amazing photographs by local photographer Vincent, that were taken in and around Northern Ireland.

 

Especially impressive are the photos of the badger and fox. Vincent told us how he went about getting such great pictures:

 

"The shots were taken about 2 years ago and took a lot of time and effort. I used the flowers and logs to build 'sets' and used a remote camera and flashes."

 

It is rare to see either a badger or a fox, but to spot them together is especially fortunate. Vincent said:

 

"The shot of the fox was by luck. I had the camera set up with the intention of photographing the badger. I baited the ground with peanuts and raisins and waited."

 

He said: "The fox is rural and very elusive, and only comes when it is very dark. As I waited the badger appeared as usual, but at that moment the fox appeared too and faced the badger head on! The badger backed off and when I took the photo the noise made him turn to face the camera. The flashes went off and he took off in rather a hurry."

 

It took a lot of time and effort for Vincent to get these pictures, but often all it takes is to be in the right place at the right time.

 

Maybe bring a camera outdoors with you next time you go for a walk and see what pictures you can take.

 

Email Breathing Places if you have any photos that show nature at its best. Don't worry about re-sizing them. We can do that for you.

 

Remember to keep an eye out for nature in all its glory and on this page for more to come.



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