Terry and Mirelle have been photographers for many years taking pictures of various subjects but mostly plants, horticultural features, landscapes and insects on flowers.


1974 Terry's first camera was a Kodak instamatic using Kodachrome 64, collecting slides during family holidays my family would enjoy a slide show during the winter evenings.


1975 I purchased a second hand Praktica nova 1b 35mm giving more creativity, five years later I replaced with a new Praktica BC1 and got serious about photography attending evening classes in 1986, created a home dark room and spent hours well into the early morning developing black and white film and printing. I learnt composition and depth of field.


The digital age arrived late 90's, I tried various cameras, 2002 I bought a Minolta Dimage 7i, a Canon Powershot A720 and 2013 my current camera Panasonic Lumix DMC G5.


One of the best accessories that I believe improves my photography is a polarising filter, its great to either stop or aid reflections in water and glass and makes a bright sky blue.

Winning Category Shrewsbury Abbey Photo Competition 2002

Catananche caerulea taken at our Dell Garden July 2001








                                  Terry Bane with Panasonic Lumix DMC G5, Banbury September 2014

Close up of a Bee feeding on Scabiosa Attingham Park, August 2015

Terry has been providing press, magazines and catalogues with digital images since 2000.


Antony King-Deacon interviewed Terry for an article about Norwich roundabouts in 2000 and asked if there was a photo of Grapes Hill Roundabout which Terry took and sent.

From 2000 to 2003 Antony used many of Terry's photos on his EDP Saturday gardening page often of plants grown by Mirelle in our Dell garden and from Antony's beloved Sissinghurst - Some of Terry's published photos can be viewed at CLOSER TO FLOWERS.


Since 2000 Terry has submitted hundreds of images to the media to show community activity of Norwich in Bloom and Anglia in Bloom.


In 2002 Terry and Mirelle in Shrewsbury noticed a local photo competition, they decided to have a bit of fun entering the above photo of Catananche caerulea being one of our digital favourites, we were delighted to travel to Shrewsbury Abbey to receive a winners trophy.


Over the years Terry has also won the national Amberol Products competition 4 times and is now a judge, to view some of Terry and Mirelle's photos go to AMBEROL COMPETITION

Amberol UK Competition Winning Photo

Mirelle Bane looks at Pole Baskets Shrewsbury Castle, August 2014


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