In picking my favourite photos of 2013 I have tried to avoid shots that have appeared on Thematic Photography before. But in working through the year I just had to start with one you have seen already.
Away from the zoo I came across this chap, one of the biggest I've seen - the metal frame he is hanging on to is 3-4 inches deep.
|White Frost - January 2013|
We get a variety of birds in our garden throughout the year. In April this cock bird was taking a stroll over a flowerbed.
|Cock Pheasant - April 2013|
One of the most colourful birds we see is the bullfinch not that you can view it in all its glory in the next shot I've chosen.
|Bullfinch in Conifer - May 2013|
Next I have chosen a shot of a single flower - the only one of this type we have,
|Alium - June 2013|
At the end of August we set out to visit our daughter in Michigan. I have shown many pictures of her dogs over the year but my next picture reminds me that three weeks before we travelled, she lost Cody the oldest of her four dogs.
|Cody before he crossed the Rainbow Bridge|
While in Michigan in September we visited Detroit Zoo. A series of my favourite photos of the animals appeared in Treasured-thematic-photography.
|Grasshopper - September 2013|
Back home when we visited York I could not resist taking the next shot.
|'Dog' doing what comes naturally - York, November 2013|
When it came to Christmas Day a jewel took pride of place.
|Ready to Ring in the New|
All that remains is for me to wish Carmi and all Thematic Photographic contributors a Prosperous and Happy New Year.
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