A WIRRAL woman has said it is an "honour" to have her photos shown on BBC's The One Show.

Tracey Rennie, from Wallasey, got into photography at the beginning of the lockdown. 

Speaking to the Globe, she said: "I began taking early morning walks with my dogs. I noticed many beautiful things around me during these walks.

"As a result, I started carrying my Canon EOS 1200d DSLR camera, which I’ve since upgraded, with me on my walks, and have continued to do so ever since."

Wirral Globe: Tracey's bee photo that appeared on The One ShowTracey's bee photo that appeared on The One Show (Image: Tracey Rennie)

Tracey, who says she has a "passion for photography" has been sending her photos to BBC's The One Show for "quite a while now".

Her first photo appeared in October 2022.

She added: "I had recently purchased a new lens for my camera and decided to test it with a visit to Arrowe Park.

"I shot a few images of the colourful mandarin ducks on the pond and sent one in them.

Wirral Globe: Mandarin ducks photoMandarin ducks photo (Image: Tracey Rennie, BBC)

"I received an email a few hours later asking if they could feature it on the show. I agreed and signed a consent form. I was delighted.

"That evening, on their 100th show, there in the background was my photo of mandarin ducks behind Zoe Ball and Ronan Keating. It was so exciting."

In April a blossom and bee shot appeared from her Wallasey garden and in July they featured a shot of the promenade wall and high tide.

The 56-year-old added: "I love to see my photographs featured on the show. I understand I won’t be paid or credited but I’m aware of that before sending them in.

Wirral Globe: Tracey's Birkenhead Park pictureTracey's Birkenhead Park picture (Image: Tracey Rennie)

"For me, it’s such an honour.

"Photography is my passion, I absolutely love looking for the beauty in the world around us. It has also helped hugely with my mental health and wellbeing."

"I’m not from the Wirral originally. With my camera I’ve visited lots of wonderful places, without it, I may not have ever known existed and there are so many beautiful places to visit here on the Wirral."