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St Helens Camera Club stage exhibition at The World of Glass
MOST people would probably swat flies and wasps, but John Chorley shoots them… with his camera.
His amazingly detailed pictures of flies, wasps, moths and dragonflies have won the St Helens Camera Club member a reputation as an expert in macro photography.
Visitors to The World of Glass are currently being confronted by a giant image of a robber fly.
John spotted the insect on a grassy bank just off the East Lancs Road, which is one of his favourite hunting grounds.
He explained: “This is a great hobby for me because I can fit it in around my work and other commitments.
“Some photographers have to travel all over the country or abroad to get their shots but I can find good subjects just in my back yard. Ninety nine per cent of my photos are taken in and around St Helens.
“You’d better be careful at times though. I once put my foot in a wasps nest and only just realised in time that I’d better start running instead of trying to photograph them!”
The Camera Club’s annual exhibition runs at The World of Glass until this Sunday (July 22).
Entrance is free and the wide range of work by members includes landscapes and portraits as well as natural history.