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Black and white photography is a new venture for me. This is one of my recent works. More can be found on my ViewBug site.

If you are a long-term follower of Fifteen Acres, it’s possible you may be wondering if I have run out of species to photograph and write about.  The posts in 2015 have been fewer than in other years.  Happily, the answer to that question is “No!”  there are heaps of species I am either yet to photograph, yet to identify, or yet to write about.

One of the reasons for the lapses between posts is that I have been focusing on building up a portfolio of photographs, and researching ways of exhibiting and selling them.  My Fifteen Acres blog has been dedicated to the happenings on this property, and it will continue to have this focus.  Developing my photography skills means diversifying in many different ways.   Finally, I think I have found a way to showcase my work on a site called ViewBug which both protects the photographs and allows me to sell them as canvass prints, metallic prints and mounted prints.  After much consideration, I have decided to write about it here, because while I am branching out into still life, digital art and black and white photography, many of the photographs in my portfolio are of native species which I have photographed right here at home.

If you would like to take a look at the work I am posting to my ViewBug portfolio, leave me a comment to let me know what you think.   I am new to this field and feedback is always welcome.  You may recognise some of the photographs, but others will be new.  It has been fun to enter into photography competitions and to see some of the stunning work produced by other photographers. If you do check out ViewBug, spend some time to vote on the competition entries as many of them give prizes based on a popular vote.

Among the photographs I have taken recently  are a few birds and plants which are not yet recorded on my A-Z species list, so keep an eye out for these in the next few days.