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As spring has finally arrived (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere) it seems appropriate that the subject for May's challenge should be New Life.

This might be seasonal wildlife such as blossom, tadpoles or ducklings in a local park, or you could interpret it to include people embarking on a new stage in life, such as starting school, getting married or emigrating.

 

As usual, three entries per person, the photos must be from your Alamy portfolio and the closing date is midnight BST on 31 May.

 

Here are a few examples to get the ball rolling...

 

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Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io) emerging from pupa, Malcolm Schuyl

 

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Bramley apple blossom

 

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Common Frog among frog spawn, david tipling

 

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Students arriving at university, Wadham College, Oxford. Dick Makin

 

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Bride and groom on a tandem bicycle. David Page

 

 

 

 

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Interesting subject. Will look at my port a bit later.

 

Allan

 

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Congrats Sprocket.  Nice challenge subject.

 

High school graduation party, a teen girls pins a corsage on her date

 

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A cicada emerges from it's old exoskeleton

 

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A happy father and his baby son

 

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Congratulations, Sprocket. Here are my three new life images...

 

New life in the city 2FMBEN0

 

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New life for an old toilet MPJKY0

 

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Grandmother starting a new life PRX8N6

 

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Congratulations, Sproket!

 

My three:

 

Newly hatched Florida alligator

 

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Learning to love the water

 

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Springtime, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

 

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Male Saddleback anemonefish, Amphiprion polymnus, aerating its eggs, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Clark's anemonefish eggs, Amphiprion clarkii, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

 

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Flamboyant cuttlefish egg, Ascarosepion pfefferi, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

 

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Christoph Columbus, who found the New World offering Europeans a New Life.

 

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A Hmong woman running a flower stall in Seattle starting a New Life after the Vietnam War.

 

 

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Liverpool, where a senior nomad is trying to find a New Life -- me. 

 

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2 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Hi, Sprocket. I think you need to mention the three images max rule and closing date/time for the challenge.

 

Thanks John, it was mentioned in a line below the sample images. I've just moved it to a more noticeable position.

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Dark-eyed Junco with budding crabapple tree new life sprouts in the Spring.

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Baby American Robin, just fledged

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Baby girl, hours old.

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I have baby robins but I don't think I want to compete with yours, Betty. I love the attitude. Fortunately, I have lots of other baby animals.

 

Paulette

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1 hour ago, NYCat said:

I have baby robins but I don't think I want to compete with yours, Betty. I love the attitude. Fortunately, I have lots of other baby animals.

 

Paulette

Yes you have some outstanding ones! 😊

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5 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Hi, Sprocket. I think you need to mention the three images max rule and closing date/time for the challenge.

Oops. Sorry. First time entering. I have removed the extras.

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Managed to find a few in line with the subject.

 

Mother swan with cygnets "Keep up number Six"

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Daffodil Actaea Narcissus

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Mallard chicks resting in sun

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Allan

 

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My three.

 

1. Picea abies Norway spruce tree close up of new baby cones in Las Llamas Atlantic Park Sardinero Santander Cantabria Spainpicea-abies-norway-spruce-tree-close-up-of-new-baby-cones-in-las-llamas-atlantic-park-sardinero-santander-cantabria-spain-spring-morning-2F7MN8B.jpg

 

2. Photo of a British postage stamp with a painting of The Sleep of the Infant Jesus 2017 phot-of-a-british-postage-stamp-with-a-painting-of-the-sleep-of-the-infant-jesus-2017-2J8HMA6.jpg

 

3. Naked large caucasian pregnant woman standing in a flower at the Exhibition of las Fallas or Torches exhibited in a hall in Valencia Spainnaked-large-caucasian-pregnant-woman-standing-in-a-flower-at-the-exhibition-of-las-fallas-or-torches-exhibited-in-a-hall-in-valencia-spain-2C08F6W.jpg

 

 

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Baby Shield Bugs

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Cicada emerging from its exoskeleton

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Male Yellow-bellied Sunbird feeding a chick

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Who would have thought some bugs on wire would be so aesthetcally pleasing? Not me. It's a lovely image.

 

Paulette 

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Just now, NYCat said:

Who would have thought some bugs on wire would be so aesthetcally pleasing? Not me. It's a lovely image.

 

Paulette 

 

This was taken a while ago but if I remember correctly, I think they were on my mosquito net. It was interesting to watch.

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Congratulations Sprocket! My three...

 

A playful English Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy.

 

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A young male Southern Elephant Seal. Elephant Seals not only shed their coat but the outer layer of their skin. This Elephant Seal had done just that having just molted with all the old bits of brown fur gone and the fresh, new, bluish skin showing. So I felt this one represented new life in terms of the new fur and skin that show how creatures are always renewing themselves, even at a cellular level.

 

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A sculpture by Russell Sheridan named Layla, a mother figure breastfeeding a baby whale, at the mouth of the Margaret River at Prevelly Beach in Western Australia with big surf crashing in the background.

 

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Congrats on your win! A great spring topic!

 

Tomato seedlings taken outdoors to harden off in May (S3865N):

 

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New baby just a few weeks old. (He started a new life for hubby and me as grandparents for the first time too and of course for my daughter and her husband). (RT6NY3) :

 

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New spring leaves as maple and oak trees are reborn in May (2PM72EY): 

 

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