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The Oxhill News

November 2010

This months News



WI Report

Wildlife photographer, Peter Preece, has travelled the world photographing everything from adders to zebras but his most popular image is one of a robin taken in his back garden.  This and other ‘Images of nature’ were part of a slide show for members and visitors at the October meeting.  Most of the slides were of birds and all were taken locally in Warwickshire – colourful kingfishers, beautiful bullfinches and stunning jays.

Peter, who has won many photographic competitions, revealed that he keeps a freezer full of dead mice, rabbits, insects and berries to use as bait.  Every image looks natural but is usually carefully staged.  He explained that judges often look for photographs that feature movement or action and show the animal’s behaviour.  A good photographer, says Peter, must be fast, anticipate what the animal will do – and carry their camera with them at all times!

Diary dates

Wednesday 10th November, Tysoe Village Hall, 7.30 p.m.(Note: change of date): Annual Meeting and Pudding Evening.  Remember to bring a dish and spoon!

Wednesday 1st December, Tysoe Village Hall 7.30 p.m.:

James Butler RA:  ‘Sculpture’.  James is a local sculptor whose commissions include statues and monuments both in this country and abroad, such as the Memorial for Fleet Air Arm on the Thames Embankment, London and The Stratford Jester in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.  This is an open meeting – visitors are welcome.

Julie Smart

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