WINGED WONDER: A dragonfly shows off its distinctive features and intricately-designed wings in this spectacular shot.
John Gawthrope, from Wylde Green, snapped the delightful dragonfly taking a rest in the sun at Bourne Farm Garden Centre using a Canon Rebel T1i with a macro lens.
Be it birds or amphibians, mammals, insects or arachnids, the Observer wants to put all our local wildlife under the lens. Creatures of all kinds can be found at various locations, from Sutton Park to Witton Lakes ? and even in your garden.
So why not take your camera out with you or send in any shots you may have taken in the past?
Email your photographs ? with ‘Wild Sutton’ in the subject heading ? to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, address, daytime telephone number, details of where the photograph was taken and the make and model of the camera used.
Alternatively, you can post your prints to: ‘Wild Sutton’, Sutton Coldfield Observer Newsdesk, Central Independent News & Media, Ventura Park Road, Tamworth, Staffs, B78 3LZ.
You can also tweet your pictures to us using the handle @SuttonObserver or message us on the ‘Sutton Coldfield Observer’ Facebook page.