IT WAS all about texture this week as camera club showcased images that look good enough to touch.

Nature was a popular subject for many, from trails left by the sea in a sandy beach to a fluffy dandelion full of seeds ready to blow away in the wind.

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Some of our favourites included a roe deer grooming out the last of its winter coat in Raleigh Park, Botley, (snapped by Ian Marriott) and a jellyfish glowing neon pink shot by Denise Gurden.

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We also loved Erica Ostrit's dreamy shot of a morning walk from East Hagbourne to Upton near Didcot, a hand outstretched as fingers drag through the long grass.

Several submissions, meanwhile, got up close with their subject to fully capture their texture with tangible results.

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Luke D Chambers' photograph of a red dock bug was a particularly stunning example, with the detailed shot showing off the individual dots on the tiny creature's body.

We also loved the unique perspective in Louisa Tucker's picture of a giraffe in Kenya, which was taken with the animal's face so close it is almost touching the camera lens.

Contrasts were another common theme for entries.

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One of our favourites came from Duncan Becker who shared a shot of a beetle walking across a tree he took on his phone.

He said: “I liked the contrasting textures of the tree’s bark, the beetle and the yellow and grey lichen.”

We also loved the delicate pink flower's in Denise Gurden's shot combined with the spikes on a cactus plant.

The many textures to be found in buildings was the focus of some standout shots.

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Sharing the image of intricate ironwork on Oxford's St Giles Church, Ian White said: “On passing this 12th century church today I noticed odd markings made to the ironwork on the door on the south side.

“I think they may well have been made by the journeymen who built the door in the first place.”

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Next week’s theme is water.

This week’s winner will appear in tomorrow’s paper.

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Happy snapping!