Last weekend, the sun made a welcome appearance all across the UK, helping us all to feel like Spring had well and truly sprung! In celebration of the swapping over of the seasons, we’re running a fantastic giveaway over on our Facebook page . To be in with a chance of winning £50 to spend at Parrot Print, we’re asking you to tell us what Spring means to you. All you need to do is comment on the Spring competition post on our page.

By sharing all of the fantastic things that make you smile when springtime comes around that we might be able to give each other a little photographic inspiration for the season ahead. To get things started, here are a few things spring means to us here at Parrot Print HQ. Are these the things you think of come springtime? Perhaps these are things  you love to see and photograph and would like to transform into a personalised canvas print? Head over to our Facebook page to enter now.

Lighter evenings

Ever since the Spring equinox took place March 20th,  our days have officially been longer than the nights. Lighter evenings are here to be enjoyed how you see fit! For many, the luxury of light hanging around longer means there’s time to get out and about and take photographs after work has finished. Do you try to take your camera out and about more now it’s brighter for longer? Perhaps you like to head out for walks as a family and practice your photography together?

Baby animals

Spring may start in March but for many, the season only truly gets underway when they see lambs in the fields, calves on the hills and Easter eggs in the shops! Whether or not you observe the Christian festival of Easter, ‘new life’ is often a subject that resonates with people in Spring. The Easter holidays also provide the chance for families to take trips, visit relatives or to spend time in the garden, which can all spawn fantastic photo opportunities. If you’re planning a seaside trip, why not take a peek at our post on creative beach photography for some coastal photography inspiration.

Flora and fauna

Snowdrops peeking through the grass, daffodils making their way into vases on Mother’s Day and getting stuck into some planting at the allotment, nature offers a lot for us to enjoy and photograph. Let your camera capture the best of the season in your garden, local parks and at National Trust sites.

This article from the Telegraph gives tips for places to discover sensational Snowdrop displays. And of course, it’s not just about the flora and fauna, there’s usually photo-fodder crawling around on them too. If you fancy getting up close to snap some bugs this season, check out our introduction to insect macro photography.

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Are you full of excitement for the season of snapping ahead of you? Don’t forget to tell us what makes Spring special for you and be in with a chance of winning £50 to spend in our Spring photography competition by heading over to our Facebook page.