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Posts which relate to me personally.

More contest entries on Viewbug. Help please?

Shallow Depth Photo Contest by Sigma

Thirsty Work


These two photos, I believe are best suited to this contest where a shallow depth of field is used. The photo contest winners receive Sigma lenses, so I would appreciate your support getting them some votes. Just click on the photo you like, which will take you to it’s place on, then just click on “vote now” located on the right hand side of the screen.

The Green Color Photo Contest

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Rose-Ringed Parakeet #2Rose-Ringed Parakeet 

This photo contest is for photographs that incorporate green in some way. Again, just click on the photo you like the best, then vote by clicking the “vote now” button.

And finally, the:

Dynamic Lines Photo Contest

SAMSUNG CSCThis contest is for photos that show lines as a main feature of the photo. My photo is of the spiral staircase at the exit to the Vatican Museum. If you like it, click on the photo then click on the “vote now” button.

Thank you in advance for the help 🙂


The Impossible

I recently entered a photo contest where I could possibly win a safari trip to Zambia. The contest is being held on, and is broken down into 6 Heats over 6 months. The Top 30 pictures are picked out be the judges to be voted on. The 2 best photos, as voted by the public and one chosen by the judges, go through to the final in January. So that will be 18 finalists.

The majority of my ‘Good’ photos are best suited for Heat 2, but I thought I may increase my chances of getting a place on the final by submitting photos to as many of the Heats as possible. So I submitted just one to the 1st Heat, and to my surprise my photo, “The Impossible” was picked to be in the Top 30 (out of approximately 900 entrants).

The Impossible

At first, my photo was doing quite well (with a lot of help from friends and family), with it managing 1st place quite early on in the voting. However, it has started to lag behind; with one photo going from 10 votes to 70 over night, and another with only 6 votes more than I. This means my photo is no longer in the top 2 for the automatic place in the final.

With your help, we can turn this around. So, can I have your help?

Just click on the photo, and it will take you to

Voting involves you signing in with your email on, you don’t have to verify your account. When logged on, just click on “Market Place” (located near the top right corner), then clicking on “contests” (located underneath “Market Place” and to the left). Then click on the “Place your vote” button under the Heat 1 photo. My photo is called “The Impossible”

Your help with this will be much appreciated, as this is a dream of mine that I have held since I was a very small child.


Our little ladybird adventure

Yesterday, I went out with my daughters for a little walk, which turned into a little Ladybird adventure!


It’s understandable that my youngest showed no fear towards these little insects, however, my eldest is a different story. Due to being in full time education, and working part time on top of that, I have had little time to introduce her to the natural world.

Usually she screams at the first site of anything that isn’t human. But with a little bit of encouragement, and the fact that her baby sister was doing it, she let a ladybird crawl on her.


Maybe there’s hope for her after all?!

At this point of the year, it is the breeding season for our, newly found little, red friends. My eldest found this very amusing, asking: “is he having a ride?” and giggling at the males bottom wiggling about in the air.


What I found interesting is that I found them all on surfaces facing the sun!


All in all, we had a very good day. Both my children found some courage with facing the unknown, making me a very happy daddy.

(Sorry about the poor quality of the photos. Next time I shall take a camera, instead of a phone)