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Everyday garden life captured on camera

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: August 18, 2011

  • HAPPY SNAPPER: Photographer Emily Clark with her camera at the ready.

  • YEAR END: Little Larry poses perfectly for Emily's 365th shot.

  • DELICATE DETAIL: Orange tip butterfly snapped by Emily Clark.

  • TRUE BLUE: Common blue butterfly in a wildflower patch. Emily Clark

  • LARRY LEGS: A robin captured on camera. Picture: Emily Clark

  • FEATHERED FRIEND: Emily's friend, Little Larry. Picture: Emily Clark

  • REGULAR VISITOR: A blackbird named Elgar. Picture: Emily Clark

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A BIRD lover has captured her feathered friends on camera in her garden, every day, for an entire year.

Keen photographer and artist, Emily Clark, has uploaded a photo of her beloved birds on to the website Blipfoto, every day, for 365 days without a break.

Emily, 31, who is a professional artist, lives in Little Torrington with her mum Pamela and dad Kim. She has named all of the birds who visit their garden, but is particularly fond of the family of robins who come to feed.

Emily said: "Most of my photos are of Little Larry, who is my blip subject every day. He comes and sits on my head, he's the son of another robin called Larry Legs.

"I got to know him when he used to come and sit on the chair next to me. His son, Little Larry, must have seen his dad trusted me and now he comes and finds me in the garden. He does loop the loops through the trees."

Emily says she has received great feedback from other photographers who use the site, which allows people to upload just one shot a day as a type of photo blog.

She said: "People absolutely love it, I have had people in America say that they feel like Little Larry is part of their life now."

Emily also photographs other animals in her garden, including a tame blackbird called Elgar.

She said: "It's lovely an animal trusts you in such a way."

Emily's blipfoto profile is entitled the Daily Wild.

She said: "It arose simply from my beautiful, if unconventional, wildflower, wildlife garden in North Devon. When I'm not in my painting studio, that's where I spend most of my time, most days, hunting with a camera."

"Wherever I go these days, my camera goes too, even if it's only up to the local shops. I love the light of evening sunshine, especially after rain when the flowers glow.

"I can literally take 50 shots of the same flower in minutes, only because I know every second counts.

"The light shifts and the colours change before fading, like sunsets, to a mere glimmer at the back. Choosing a blip from the day's work tends to get very difficult. On average, I have about 400 photos to select from."

To see more of Emily's photos go to www.blipfoto.com

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  • Daffodil27  |  August 18 2011, 10:37AM

    Excellent write-up Emy, congratulations! and a lovely pic of you in your wild-flower meadow too.

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