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Creatures of the night…

It’s been two weeks since the 4th April! Forgive the lack of blogging – it’s been an unbelievably busy time for the project since the 4th. Things are getting back to normality a bit more now, so let’s pick up on the blog posts again!

It’s been great to see so much envolement and enthusiasm for capturing the magical hour of 4am. Even some animals got in on the act. Where would we be without our specials friends, real or otherwise?!


Guardoggy by Nickey Getgood, Birmingham UK. Nicky says "Guardoggy wasn't home, but he'd left a note on the door."

Bird by Adam Smoot Miami Florida USA
Bird by Adam Smoot Miami Florida USA
Budapest yellow tram&dog-girl 4amproject

Dog & Girl by Abel Tamas, Budapest, Hungary

After The After Party by Photomattmill’s Oklahoma City, USA
Sleepy dogs at 4am, by Friends Of The Stars, Birmingham UK
 Magic Sleeps by Kevin Henson, Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Kevin says “This lil cat had it’s eye’s sewn shut as a baby after living on the street.
Then my friend took her in and I’ve become the official catsitter. It’s 4am in Brooklyn and she’s asleep.” A very sad tale, at least Magic now has a loving home.
 The 4am Stalker by Shona McQuillan, Birmingham UK
More Awake Than Bollo by Catnip, Birmingham, UK
Perhaps we should have an animal at 4am theme sometime! :)

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Andros Island The Bahamas- 4am

By William Dalton, Andros Island The Bahamas

If you would like to see more of William’s photos please visit his flickr photostream.
William says:
“Seconds after I took this pic a 5 foot lemon shark passed just under this Yellow-crowned night heron!”
We don’t often think about the life that goes on around us at 4am, especially the wildlife that only comes out at night to forrage.
In the last few months when I have been awake at 4am I have spotted a couple of foxes. One was hurrying along the city centre streets, and the other was outside my house. It was lying on the pavement under my bedroom window. At first I thought it may have been injured as it’s so unusual to see a fox at rest. I was as quiet as I could be, not wanting to scare or disturb it. I slowly, very slowly, reached for my camera and pulled back the curtains very gently – but I wasn’t quiet enough. The fox suddenly looked up at me and made a dash into the undergrowth. Even though I didn’t get a picture, it was a wonderful experience to be able to ‘spy’ on the fox even just for a little while. I wonder how successful a 4am fox watch would be?
If you haven’t got a flickr account, and don’t want to open one, you can now email your 4am pictures taken on 4th April into the 4am Project. Please remember to include your name, and the town/city and country where your photo was submitted. Please send files no bigger than 150KB. The email address is: 4amproject(@) :)

4up @ 4am

4up @ 4am

By Jenene, New Orleans, USA

If you would like to see more of Jenene’s photography please visit her flickr photostream and her website.
Friends having fun at New Orleans Mardi Gras at 4am.
Jenene hasn’t written a lot about this picture, but from what I gather it was taken in a bar in New Orleans that had a funky photobooth and the picture is a polaroid.
I think you can kind of feel the Mardi Gras atmosphere coming through the photograph. How often do you see a giant bunny, and a unicorn together?!
It looks like it was a night to remember! 

Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl ~ Gray Morph

Eastern Screech Owl, by Bill Dalton, Allenhurst, New Jersey, USA

To view more of Bill’s photographs, please visit his flickr photostream, or his website.
Bill says:
“The Lenape Indians (Native American) believed that if they dreamt of an Owl it would become their guardian.

I’ve had Screech Owls around my backyard owl box for at least a week. One’s a red morph and this one, a gray morph. I finally got a decent shot of this one by calling him in with an electronic call. This morning at 4am, it landed on my graden cucumber trellis which consists of an old wooden deck umbrella; canvas top removed and turned upside-down!”

What a beautiful creature, with such stunning amber eyes. I love how he is staring straight into the lens, almost confronting Bill and asking “What are you doing on my patch?”
I hope to dream of an owl tonight and have a special guardian.
Remember, in the run up to the 4th April at 4am, you can submit any 4am photos you have already taken. Put them on flickr and tag them 4amproject. Click here to find out more about uploading your photographs to flickr.
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