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Wildlife takes centre stage in Suffolk iWitness weekly challenge of patterns

PUBLISHED: 18:52 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:52 01 December 2017

Painted Lady Butterfly in Shelley churchyard. Picture: PETER CUTTS

Painted Lady Butterfly in Shelley churchyard. Picture: PETER CUTTS

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This week’s winner comes from Peter Cutts, who captured the intricate pattern on a butterfly’s wings in Shelley churchyard.

Wonderful patterns on Phil the pheasant's plumage. Picture: JULIE KEMPWonderful patterns on Phil the pheasant's plumage. Picture: JULIE KEMP

This week’s challenge brought out an array of different colours, shapes and patterns.

Fungus patterns. Picture: JIM ROBERTSFungus patterns. Picture: JIM ROBERTS

Several pictures were sent in, which made this challenge difficult to judge.

Patterns on the ceiling of  St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Picture: PETER BASHPatterns on the ceiling of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Picture: PETER BASH

Patterns ranged from the zig-zags on a wasp beetle sent in by Robert McKenna to Pamela Bidwell’s close-up picture of a Mallard duck capturing it’s beautiful feathers.

Beautiful feathers of the Mallard. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELLBeautiful feathers of the Mallard. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL

This week’s winning photo, however, comes from Peter Cutts, who sent in a stunning picture of a painted lady butterfly, captured in a churchyard in Shelley.

The zig-zag pattern on a Wasp beetle. Picture: ROBERT MCKENNAThe zig-zag pattern on a Wasp beetle. Picture: ROBERT MCKENNA

Next week’s challenge is frosty days.

Taken at Ipswich docks, looking towards a block of flats. Picture: PETER OSBORNETaken at Ipswich docks, looking towards a block of flats. Picture: PETER OSBORNE

We want to see your frosty pictures, taken from across Suffolk as winter sets in.

To take part and become a Suffolk iWitness member, register at suffolk.iwitness24.co.uk – and you could see your pictures published online on our website and in the newspaper. Happy snapping!

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