Squirrel - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Talented South Cheshire photographers have been showing off their skills in Queens Park in Crewe, writes Jonathan White.

Several photographers have turned their focus to the abundance of wildlife in the park.

Birds spotted include Barnacle Goose, Blackbird, Blue tit, Coot, Cormorant, Goldcrest, Goldeneye, Goosander, Great tit, Greylag Goose, Gull, and Kingfisher.

They have also captured Little Grebe, Little Owl, Mallard, Mandarin Duck, Moorhen, Nuthatch, Pigeon, Robin, Swan, and Woodpecker.

Other animal species photographed includes Bee, Butterfly, Moth, Damselfly, Rat, Water Vole, Field Mouse, Squirrel and even a Mink.

Wildlife photography tips offered include take your time, keep your camera steady, get your lighting right, rule of thirds (an image is more appealing to the eye if it is taken so the focal point is placed along lines which divide a photograph both horizontally and vertically into thirds) and do not be afraid to edit.

Kingfisher - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Kingfisher – photo by Daniel Bain

Photographs can be viewed via the ‘Queens Park Crewe – The People’s Park’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113405702150/

Queens Park, known as ‘The Jewel in the Crown’, was dedicated to the people of Crewe in July 1887 to mark the joint occasion of the Queen’s Jubilee and the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Grand Junction Railway.

The park was a gift to the town by the London & North Western Railway Co and officially opened in 1888.

It was designed by Edward Kemp and the LNWR’s chief mechanical Engineer, also the Mayor of Crewe, F W Webb.

Robin - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Robin – photo by Daniel Bain

Peacock butterfly - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Peacock butterfly – photo by Daniel Bain

Bee - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Bee – photo by Daniel Bain

Blue tit - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Blue tit – photo by Daniel Bain

Damselfly - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Damselfly – photo by Daniel Bain

Field Mouse - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Field Mouse – photo by Daniel Bain

Gosling - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Gosling – photo by Daniel Bain

Little Owl - photo by Daniel Bain (1)

Little Owl – photo by Daniel Bain

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