Keen amateur photographer from Crowle is put in the frame

Roy Briggs' stunning photrograph of a peacock at Normanby Hall.
Roy Briggs' stunning photrograph of a peacock at Normanby Hall.

This stunning photograph of a peacock relaxing was sent in by Isle of Axholme top photographer, Roy Briggs.

Roy, who moved with his wife to Crowle two years ago, has had a long time interest in photography, including wildlife and landscapes.

During the past two years he has visited the length and breadth of the Isle and the surrounding district snapping all kinds of wild birds.

The peacock in the picture was captured at Normanby Hall basking in the winter sunshine in the greenhouse in the hall’s walled garden.

It is just one of a collection Roy has captured. Others include photographs of birds in his garden and he stressed that you don’t have to travel far to capture the same kind of stunning image.

Roy, a former freelance reporter and also a staffer for the Sheffield Star, added: “I have always had a keen interest in photography. I wouldn’t describe myself as a specialist in any area and I must stress that you don’t have to travel to foreign climes to get the best subject matter – it can be right on your doorstep.”