From early March 2015, I decided to begin a hobby - mainly because I'd been unemployed for around 3 years and was getting nowhere.

So, I began turning up to racecourses to take photos of the runners and riders and soon found that there was a need and demand for it amongst the smaller stables who generally have less resources to fund photoshoots of their horses.

Unfortunately, that voluntary work is now finished but below are some of the 'highlights' - also some from the 'non-horse' photo shoots which I will be adding to from time to time.

By clicking on the thumbnails, you will be taken to a much larger image that you can save to your computer and use as wallpaper (or right click on the thumbnail and choose 'Save link as').

These are all free for non-commercial, non-profit use and are all copyright Lee H Smith.

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 10 March 2015 (f7.1 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 Novalist being led round the paddock at Southwell

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 12 March 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 At First Light ridden by Nico de Boinville
 on the run-in after the last hurdle at Towcester

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 12 March 2015 (f4.5 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 Gwili Spar being led round the pre-parade ring at Towcester

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 17 March 2015 (f4 - ISO3200 - 1/1250sec)
 Teddy's Reflection ridden by Harriet Bethell
 over the last on the first circuit at Wetherby

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 17 March 2015 (f4 - ISO4500 - 1/1250sec)
 Teddy's Reflection (nearside) ridden by Harriet Bethell
 challenges Pinerolo ridden by Jonathan England
 after the last fence at Wetherby

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 20 March 2015 (f4 - ISO4500 - 1/1250sec)
 Gentle George ridden by Benjamin Poste (nearside)
 jumps alongside Harris ridden by Jonathan England at Sedgefield

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 20 March 2015 (f4 - ISO2800 - 1/1250sec)
 Steady Eddie being led round the paddock at Sedgefield

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 22 March 2015 (f7.1 - ISO400 - 1/1600sec)
 The Society Man (nearside) ridden by Joseph Cornwall
 jumps alongside Oranger ridden by Mr J Martin
 on the first circuit in the home straight at Market Rasen

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 22 March 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 The Society Man in the unsaddling enclosure after finishing 4th

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 25 March 2015 (f4 - ISO640 - 1/1000sec)
 Meshardal being led round the paddock at Southwell

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 22 March 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 Light The City ridden by Serena Brotherton
 on their way out to race at Southwell

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 28 March 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 Mind The Gap! Imperial Vic ridden by Harriet Bethell
 on the second circuit at Uttoxeter

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 28 March 2015 (f4 - ISO500 - 1/2000sec)
 Imperial Vic ridden by Harriet Bethell
 coming up to the winning post with a circuit to race
 with Manballandall and Jaunty Journey inside

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 7 April 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 I'm Super Too partnered by Gemma Tutty
 inside the last half furlong at Pontefract

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 7 April 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 Wind Place And Sho (farside) partnered by Graham Lee
 hold a narrow lead from Secateur and Robert Havlin at Pontefract

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 7 April 2015 (f5 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 Madam Lilibet is told off in the paddock prior to the race

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 7 April 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 Madam Lilibet and Joey Haynes (far side),
 Harvey's Hope and Joe Doyle (middle)
 and Shadows Ofthenight and Charles Bishop (nearside)
 coming up to the winning post for the first time at Pontefract

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 9 April 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 Gaelic Wizard and Gemma Tutty
 exiting on to the track at Southwell

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 12 April 2015 (f4 - ISO2800 - 1/2000sec)
 Jockeys Sam Jones (right) and James Davies
 entering the paddock at Market Rasen

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 14 April 2015 (f7.1 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 Danny Tudhope about to get the leg up
 on Eva Clare in Southwell's paddock

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 18 April 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Over the Lunge Pen Wall

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 18 April 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Over the Lunge Pen Wall

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 18 April 2015 (f5 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Mare with Foal

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 18 April 2015 (f4 - ISO2000 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Cockerel by the haybales (honestly)

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 18 April 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Riding First Lot

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 18 April 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 At the start of the turf running hill

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 18 April 2015 (f10 - ISO400 - 1/500sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Second Lot on the road, Goadby on the left

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 18 April 2015 (f5.6 - ISO800 - 1/2500 sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Second Lot, Goadby leading

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 18 April 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 A Visit to Hall Farm Racing
 Third Lot exiting the Yard

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 24 April 2015 (f6.3 - ISO800 - 1/1250sec)
 Longshadow being led round the paddock at Doncaster

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 24 April 2015 (f5 - ISO1250 - 1/1250sec)
 Goadby being led round the paddock at Doncaster

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 24 April 2015 (f5.6 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Goadby ridden by Robert Havlin at Doncaster
 in a sandwich between Ada Lovelace (farside) ridden by Liam Keniry
 and Hello Beautiful (nearside) ridden by Tom Eaves

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 25 April 2015 (f4 - ISO6400 - 1/1250sec)
 Phillipa Tutty on Talent Scout returns in third at Doncaster
 with sister Gemma and mother Karen beaming

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 25 April 2015 (f4.5 - ISO6400 - 1/1250sec)
 Karen Tutty waters Talent Scout after his third place
 in the Lady Amateur Riders Handicap at Doncaster

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 2 May 2015 (f8 - ISO1250 - 1/1250sec)
 Mister Fizz being led round the paddock at Doncaster

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 2 May 2015 (f7.1 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 Be Perfect being led round the paddock at Doncaster

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 3 May 2015 (background f9 - ISO1600 - 1/1250sec)
 Wallpaper produced for Grange Park Racing
 for the owners of Comparinka
 by Compton Place out of Tinnarinka

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 16 May 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 A Visit to Highfield Farm Stables
 On Langton Wold Gallops

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 16 May 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Highfield Farm Stables
 Adiator after his second at Beverley on 12 May 2015

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 16 May 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Highfield Farm Stables
 Up close and personal

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 16 May 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Highfield Farm Stables
 Looking out from a stable box

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 16 May 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 A Visit to Highfield Farm Stables
 The stableyard bungalow wall

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 12 June 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/1250sec)
 Mysterial with his young handler at Nottingham

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 16 June 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 Daniel Muscutt on Acclio at Brighton
 being challenged by Yojojo on its outside

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 19 June 2015 (f4.5 - ISO800 - 1/2000sec)
 Tabitha Worsley at Market Rasen on See It As It Is
 leading Adam Nicol on Oneofapear

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 27 June 2015 (f4.5 - ISO2000 - 1/2000sec)
 Jacob Butterfield at Doncaster on Rochambeau

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 6 July 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/2000sec)
 Shane Gray on Baler Boy at Doncaster

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 11 July 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/800sec)
 Rufford Abbey Country Park
 Robin in the woodland east of the Lake

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 11 July 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/800sec)
 Rufford Abbey Country Park
 Robin in the woodland east of the Lake

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 11 July 2015 (f4 - ISO6400 - 1/400sec)
 Rufford Abbey Country Park
 Greylag Goose in dense woodland

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 11 July 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/800sec)
 Rufford Abbey Country Park
 Canada Goose on Rufford Lake

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 11 July 2015 (f4 - ISO200 - 1/400sec)
 Rufford Abbey Country Park
 Swallow under the archway near the Visitor Centre

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 15 July 2015 (f13 - ISO800 - 1/125sec)
 Lane's Garden Centre
 Peacock displaying

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 16 July 2015 (f4 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Shirebrook Valley
 Dumped Tyres

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 17 July 2015 (f7.1 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 Shirebrook Valley
 Cows on the old waste dump

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 20 July 2015 (f10 - ISO1600 - 1/1600sec)
 Shirebrook Valley
 Bee on thistles

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 25 July 2015 (f11 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Pigeon

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 25 July 2015 (f16 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Duck

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 25 July 2015 (f4 - ISO3200 - 1/200sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Two black cows in the pen just before being let out

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 25 July 2015 (f4.5 - ISO3200 - 1/200sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Guinea Pig - 'If I stay perfectly still, he can't see me'

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 25 July 2015 (f6.3 - ISO3200 - 1/200sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Guinea Pig

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 25 July 2015 (f13 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Black Pig

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 25 July 2015 (f8 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 The most inquisitive goat in the field

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 25 July 2015 (f13 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Goat

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 25 July 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Bee on Borage

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 25 July 2015 (f10 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Ladybird

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 25 July 2015 (f7.1 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonebridge City Farm
 Raspberries

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 2 August 2015 (f5.6 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
 'Got any stuff, mister?'

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 2 August 2015 (f5.6 - ISO800 - 1/800sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
 Donkeys in the field

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 2 August 2015 (f5.6 - ISO1600 - 1/800sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
 'If I squeeze up, will we both fit in the frame?'

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 2 August 2015 (f4.5 - ISO800 - 1/1000sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
 The rules of the game weren't obvious...

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 2 August 2015 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/800sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
 Donkey beside the fence

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 2 August 2015 (f9 - ISO1600 - 1/800sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
 Donkey grazing

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 14 September 2015 (f4.5 - ISO1000 - 1/800sec)
 Bransby Horse Sanctuary
 Horse rear end after many hours of drizzle

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 14 September 2015 (f6.3 - ISO1000 - 1/800sec)
 Bransby Horse Sanctuary
 A row of horses watching something interesting

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 14 September 2015 (f4 - ISO6400 - 1/1000sec)
 Bransby Horse Sanctuary
 A horse in the rehoming stable

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 14 September 2015 (f4 - ISO6400 - 1/1250sec)
 Bransby Horse Sanctuary
 What's that all about, Alfie?

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 22 September 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Calvados - Near Kimberley
 

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 22 September 2015 (f5 - ISO400 - 1/800sec)
 Dewi - Near Kimberley
 

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 22 September 2015 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Eira in the Cantering Field - Near Kimberley
 

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 22 September 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Harry - Near Kimberley
 

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 22 September 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Sionyn - Near Kimberley
 

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 22 September 2015 (f5 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Sionyn - Near Kimberley
 

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 22 September 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/250sec)
 Spotties - Near Kimberley
 

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 25 September 2015 (f4 - ISO6400 - 1/400sec)
 Clyde the Ram - Near Woore
 

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 25 September 2015 (f4.5 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 The Four Horses of the Apocalypse - Near Woore
 

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 25 September 2015 (f9 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Freddie - Near Woore
 

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 25 September 2015 (f11 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Freddie - Near Woore
 

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 25 September 2015 (f6.3 - ISO800 - 1/2000sec)
 Jacks Dream Cantering - Near Woore
 

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 25 September 2015 (f9 - ISO800 - 1/2000sec)
 Jacks Dream on the Horizon - Near Woore
 

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 27 September 2015 (f20 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Kaya's mane - Near Woore
 

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 27 September 2015 (f6.3 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Manny's mane and neck - Near Woore
 

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 27 September 2015 (f5.6 - ISO400 - 1/1000sec)
 Manny's eye - Near Woore
 

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 27 February 2016 (f10 - ISO3200 - 1/400sec)
 In The Stables
 

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 27 February 2016 (f8 - ISO3200 - 1/1250sec)
 Darcy In The Exercise Pen
 

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 27 February 2016 (f7.1 - ISO3200 - 1/1250sec)
 Darcy Up Close
 

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 27 February 2016 (f5.6 - ISO3200 - 1/2000sec)
 Chester and Darcy Rearing
 

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 27 February 2016 (f6.3 - ISO3200 - 1/2000sec)
 Chester Scratching An Itch
 

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 27 February 2016 (f7.1 - ISO3200 - 1/2000sec)
 Chester And Darcy - Horse Play
 

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 27 February 2016 (f7.1 - ISO3200 - 1/2000sec)
 Chester And Darcy - Horse Play
 

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 27 February 2016 (f5.6 - ISO3200 - 1/2000sec)
 Darcy - Rearing
 

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 27 February 2016 (f6.3 - ISO3200 - 1/2000sec)
 Darcy - Rearing
 

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 19 March 2016 (f5 - ISO3200 - 1/1000sec)
 Beauty - with owner

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 19 March 2016 (f4 - ISO2000 - 1/1000sec)
 Taggy - with owner

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 19 March 2016 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Trigger - with owner

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 20 March 2016 (f7.1 - ISO1600 - 1/1250sec)
 Mendip Farmers P2P (Ston Easton)
 Foxhounds Display

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 20 March 2016 (f20 - ISO6400 - 1/400sec)
 Mendip Farmers P2P (Ston Easton)
 Wicker Baskets For sale

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 20 March 2016 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Mendip Farmers P2P (Ston Easton)
 Emma Watson (blue) on Delphi Mountain

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 20 March 2016 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Mendip Farmers P2P (Ston Easton)
 Emma Watson (blue) on Delphi Mountain

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 20 March 2016 (f5.6 - ISO1600 - 1/2000sec)
 Mendip Farmers P2P (Ston Easton)
 Emma Watson (blue) on Delphi Mountain

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 22 March 2016 (f9 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f8 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f11 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f7.1 - ISO3200 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f4 - ISO3200 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f13 - ISO3200 - 1/1600sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f10 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f16 - ISO3200 - 1/1600sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f13 - ISO3200 - 1/1600sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f4 - ISO6400 - 1/640sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f4.5 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 22 March 2016 (f11 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 At Postlip Hall Farm

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 23 March 2016 (f5 - ISO1600 - 1/400sec)
 Bailey (near Winchcombe)

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 23 March 2016 (f10 - ISO3200 - 1/800sec)
 Husky - looking pretty

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 23 March 2016 (f7.1 - ISO3200 - 1/1250sec)
 Husky - yawn

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 7 April 2016 (f7.1 - ISO2500 - 1/800sec)
 Mosborough - Pheasant

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 7 April 2016 (f13 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 Mosborough - Lady

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 17 April 2016 (f9 - ISO1600 - 1/1250sec)
 Market Harborough - April

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 17 April 2016 (f7.1 - ISO3200 - 1/1000sec)
 Market Harborough - In The Stables

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 17 April 2016 (f20 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Market Harborough - Geoffrey

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 24 April 2016 (f16 - ISO1600 - 1/1000sec)
 Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary - Donkey Roll

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 24 May 2016 (f7.1 - ISO2500 - 1/640sec)
 Thornberry Animal Sanctuary - Montana

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 24 May 2016 (f11 - ISO800 - 1/1000sec)
 Thornberry Animal Sanctuary - Four In A Row

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 24 May 2016 (f14 - ISO800 - 1/1000sec)
 Thornberry Animal Sanctuary - Grey

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 5 June 2016 (f13 - ISO800 - 1/800sec)
 Near Thorpe - Tobrato

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 2 July 2016 (f22 - ISO1000 - 1/400sec)
 Sandyhills Beach

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 5 July 2016 (f10 - ISO1000 - 1/1000sec)
 Mersehead Nature Reserve - Whitethroat

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 5 July 2016 (f11 - ISO1000 - 1/1600sec)
 Mersehead Nature Reserve - Female Reed Bunting

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 5 July 2016 (f8 - ISO1000 - 1/1600sec)
 Mersehead Nature Reserve - Male Reed Bunting

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 5 July 2016 (f7.1 - ISO1000 - 1/1600sec)
 Mersehead Nature Reserve - Willow Warbler

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 5 July 2016 (f8 - ISO1000 - 1/1600sec)
 Mersehead Nature Reserve - Hare

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 11 September 2016 (f7.1 - ISO1000 - 1/1600sec)
 Sledmere House - Festival Of The Horse

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 11 September 2016 (f10 - ISO1000 - 1/1600sec)
 Sledmere House - Festival Of The Horse

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 9 October 2016 (f7.1 - ISO800 - 1/1000sec)
 Norton - Faith

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 9 October 2016 (f6.3 - ISO1000 - 1/400sec)
 Norton - The Unknown Horse

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 13 October 2016 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/250sec)
 Wells-Next-The-Sea - Alpaca

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 13 October 2016 (f11 - ISO800 - 1/400sec)
 Wells-Next-The-Sea - The Quay

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 15 October 2016 (f11 - ISO400 - 1/400sec)
 Blakeney - A Good Jigsaw Photograph

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 15 October 2016 (f14 - ISO800 - 1/640sec)
 The Beach At Titchwell RSPB Reserve

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 15 October 2016 (f8 - ISO800 - 1/1000sec)
 Stonechat - Titchwell RSPB Reserve

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 4 May 2017 (f6.3 - ISO1600 - 1/400sec)
 Shire Brook Valley - Disused Gatepost

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 4 May 2017 (f11 - ISO800 - 1/800sec)
 Shire Brook Valley - Dandelion Seed Head

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 16 July 2017 (f8 - ISO800 - 1/1000sec)
 Star (near Stockport)

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 16 July 2017 (f8 - ISO1250 - 1/800sec)
 Ruby (near Stockport)

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 21 April 2018 (f16 - ISO1600 - 1/1250sec)
 Centreofexcellence at Bangor

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 26 May 2018 (f9 - ISO1250 - 1/800sec)
 A Family Wedding

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 14 June 2018 (f13 - ISO800 - 1/800sec)
 At The Bruce Arms, Masham


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