Your pictures: Spots

image copyrightLisa Hooton
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "spots", and we begin with this photograph by Lisa Hooton of a cottage in Anglesey that was decorated for the Tour of Britain cycle race.
image copyrightCharlotte Clare Rhodes
image captionCharlotte Clare Rhodes: "I have been lucky enough to photograph cheetahs on a number of occasions in the Masai Mara, Kenya. They are incredible, beautiful creatures but are one of the most vulnerable of the big cats."
image copyrightJenny Downing
image captionJenny Downing: "On an otherwise cloudy day, this little patch of sunlight would anyway have caught my eye. The fact that it streamed through the perforated fence to dress these ivy leaves in jaunty spots made me reach for my camera."
image copyrightChristopher Moore
image captionChristopher Moore: "I found this fungus whilst walking around the lake at the National Trust property Blickling Hall."
image copyrightJill Howarth
image captionJill Howarth: "Our two Dalmatians racing along the beach near our home, with the worm casts on the sand adding to the overall spotty effect."
image copyrightClaire Goodbody
image captionClaire Goodbody: "Counting the spots (pips) on a huge die in a soft play area."
image copyrightDaniel Parker
image captionDaniel Parker: "Snow leopard at the San Antonio Zoo in San Antonio, Texas, USA."
image copyrightSimon Kirk
image captionSimon Kirk: "Stunning eye spots on a peacock's tail, Dordogne, France."
image copyrightDoris Enders
image captionDoris Enders: "A dog named Spot, because of his spot on the back, is sitting on his spot."
image copyrightGeoff Croft
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Geoff Croft. The next theme is "construction", and the deadline for your entries is 27 October. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery or go to and look for Share your photo.

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