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Katrien Deschuymer, from Kortrijk BELGIUM

 




Brava Katrien! Back on your very first visit as an owner and right away we must award you with our prestigious Owners Photo Competition prize!

How could we not award such a fantastic image of this busy swallowtail butterfly drinking the nectar from one of the many lavender flowers around the Hamlet! We can see that you have a very good eye for nature and we are sure this is the first of many awards.

Katrien's image captures one of the many wild flowers that grow around the surrounding area and are often picked by owners together with irises, poppies, bluebells and fauna that bring such bright color and tone to their breakfast tables.

Each month one high resolution photo will be chosen and circulated electronically; the winner is fittingly presented with a copy of the renowned American photographer Leonard Freed’s photo book IO AMO L’ITALIA. Freed’s exhibition Io amo L’italia was held during 2012 in Milan, Rome and Turin and well supported by both critics and the general public.

Leonard Freed once referred to his relationship with Italy as a “love story”. This passion reaches back a long way, beyond his career in photography, to his first interest in the medium, which began on his initial trip to Europe in 1952..