Some adorable pictures of children and wildlife have been captured by our talented photographers as they tackle their first new theme of 2023.

‘New year, new hopes’ is the latest challenge for our camera club members and you can enjoy a selection of their images so far by scrolling down this page.

The Watford Observer Camera Club is a Facebook-based group.

It is open to all photographers, from those who snap pictures on their phones to professionals who capture perfect shots with specialist equipment.

Every four weeks, members of the camera club are set a new challenge, a theme is selected and then the work starts for our talented photographers.

Search for Watford Observer Camera Club on Facebook. Ask to join the group and we’ll accept you.

This week’s selection of pictures were taken by:

Luke Allen

Watford Observer: Image: Luke Allen

Stephen Danzig

Watford Observer: 'Our Peace Hospice.''Our Peace Hospice.'

Catch it in the Moment

Watford Observer: Image: Catch it in the Moment

Jo Kedgley

Watford Observer: 'New hopes, new goals.''New hopes, new goals.'

Jill Rutland

Watford Observer: Image: Jill Rutland

Robert Stapleton

Watford Observer: 'New beginning.''New beginning.'

Claire Tibbles

Watford Observer: Image: Claire Tibbles

Hilary Weston

Watford Observer: Image: Hilary Weston

Deborah Chambre Young

Watford Observer: 'After sunrise at Batchworth Park near Batchworth Park golf course.''After sunrise at Batchworth Park near Batchworth Park golf course.'