DAILY Echo Camera Club members have been out at all hours of the day – the proof can be seen in these pictures.

Birds play a large part in this collection, featuring in four of the images. One shows sparrows feasting on lunchtime scraps, while another depicts fluffy goslings.

Other beautiful beasts include ponies scratching one another’s backs, a badger surveying his surroundings, and a glorious golden Labrador hiding in the long grass.

Pictures submitted are regularly published in the Daily Echo and in galleries on dailyecho.co.uk.

We welcome submissions on virtually any topic or theme, and joining the group is easy and free.

l To get involved visit facebook.com/groups/decameraclub.