Well slap me down with a feather! It has happened again. Another of my photographs has been picked as the "photo of the week" over on the geograph website. This is the third success I have had in six weeks and I am as pleased as punch about it. This time there were 4705 eligible images so to be the photographer behind the winning picture is a most glorious accolade.
I took the winning picture on the edge of Hathersage Moor on the evening of July 17th. As I approached the old sheepfold north of Over Owler Tor, I noticed a small herd of cattle heading towards a group of trees that overlook the Hope Valley.
One or two of them looked directly at me and mooed at full blast as if to say - hey you get offa my cloud!. As I approached the trees where a small farm once stood in days gone by, I noticed that one of the vociferous beasts was using an overhanging limb to scratch his hide. It is clearly a place that these semi-wild bullocks visit regularly.
I took four or five pictures all backlit by the diminishing sunlight as summer insects buzzed around the scratching creature, But this was the one that I submitted to geograph and the one that was selected as the winner for Week 29:-
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