The “Lady Bird Beetle” snapped in one of his Oyster plants (Acanthus mollis) was taken after a day of gardening at his Bilgola Plateau home.
It was this success that encouraged Michael to enter several photos in the inaugural Gardens in Focus competition last year. His shot "Water Dragon" took out first place in the Amateur - Garden Art category and was featured in a recent news post, Tips From the Judges - Part 2.
Congratulations Michael, thank you for sharing your winning photo with us. Hopefully, you'll have similar success in this year's Gardens in Focus competition.