Harlow’s Susie snaps a bugs life!

Lifestyle / Thu 5th Dec 2013 am31 09:37am

bug1Susie Scofield, of Harlow, took an incredible photo for the Buglife 2014 Photo Competition. The Buglife judges awarded Susie third place for her skilful photo of a shieldbug.

Identifying bugs is not straight forward, Buglife is 90% certain this is a Common green shieldbug Palomena prasina.

Susie’s photo will appear in this years Buglife Calendar which is available from www.buglife.org.uk/buglife-2014-calendar for £6.50 inc. p&p.

Susie did brilliantly as over 300 people entered the competition, submitting over 1,300 photos mostly from the UK but there were also entries from further afield – Detroit, Iran, New Delhi, Singapore, West Lebanon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, West Java, Estonia, Ireland.

This is Buglife’s first ever photography competition. They ran the competition to give all those people who love a taking picture of ‘the small things that run the planet’ a chance to share their passion. It has been so successful that Buglife will definitely be making the competition an annual event.

Steven Falk, Buglife Entomologist said “We are delighted by the quality and variety of the photos we have received. We love the way people see things in different ways. With so many cameras offering good quality macro (close up) it is now so easy to discover a hidden world of beauty and functionality that is so hard to see with the naked eye.”

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