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Image of the Month 2009


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December 2009 - "Rainforest SOS"

The eyes of one endangered species are set on two more whose future, like ours, is threatened by the destruction of rainforests.

Visit www.rainforestsos.org for more information on the Prince's Rainforests Project.
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Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs November 2009 - "Bonfire Night"

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an annual celebration on the evening of 5 November. It marks the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in London, United Kingdom.free downloadable photographs

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs October 2009 - "Dancer"

Another example of an image captured using a Swarovski Spotting Scope. This time a heron caught fishing 100 metres away.

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Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs September 2009 - "Amur Leopard"

The Amur leopard, Panthera Pardus Orientalis, is the rarest big cat in the world and yet is still a relatively unknown species of leopard outside of its homeland in Russia. Also known as the Far Eastern leopard the approximate population stands at about 35 individuals remaining in the wild.free downloadable photographs

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs August 2009 - "Purple Lily"

One of the stunning plants to be found in the Botanical Gardens near the Opera House in Sydney.free downloadable photographs

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs July 2009 - "Jenny"

This shot of a Wren was taken using a Swarovski ATS 80 HD attached to my Olympus E-520. The resolution, sharpness and lack of vignetting of this digiscope are very impressive.free downloadable photographs

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs June 2009 - "Kynance Cove"

Kynance Cove lies two miles north of the Lizard in Cornwall - the most southerly point of mainland Britain and the turning point of one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs May 2009 - "Orchid"

An example of the many orchids that can be seen at Kew Gardens in London. Three years ago I attended a Royal Photographic Society visit to the gardens which included the opportunity to photograph specimens in the nursery. The nursery is not open to the public but a special arrangement was made for the benefit of members of the RPS.

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs April 2009 - "Welcome to My World"

The Scissortail sergeant or Striptailed damselfish grows to a length of about 16 cm (6 in). They are coral reef dwelling fish, living at depths of up to 15 m (50 ft) in tropical reaches, often living in a group surrounding a single head of coral in the Indo-Pacific area.

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs March 2009 - "Sleeping Dragon"

The native peoples of Borneo have long regarded Mount Kinabalu with awe and respect, as have the Chinese, who have been trading in the region for many hundreds of years.

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs February 2009 - "Tisted Hoar"

Under clear frosty nights in winter, soft ice crystals might form on vegetation or any object that has been chilled below freezing point by radiation cooling. This deposit of ice crystals is known as hoar frost and may sometimes be so thick that it might look like snow.

Better Photographs - Free Downloadable Photographs January 2009 - "Dawn Approaching"

There is a brief interval before sunrise in Kenya’s Masai Mara when, if the conditions are just right, the sun’s rays reflect from the moisture and dust in the atmosphere to produce a spectrum of colour in the sky.


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