Date:

3rd December 2020

Entry:

3 images

Criteria:

Natural history photography is restricted to all branches of natural history in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story.

Image manipulation should be minimal and not alter the content of the original scene.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without altering the content of the original scene are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and film scratches, are allowed. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome.

Titles should preferably be descriptive, and every effort possible made to identify the subject. Latin names may be used if wished. The title should include a (W) if the subject has been taken in its natural habitat.

Judge:

Ian Whiston, DPAGB EFIAP/g ABPE

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Elephant Calf Jenny Ladbrooke Butter Cap Tony Dyson Banded Demoiselle Male Mick Schilling

Second Place:

A Walk on the Wildside

Chris Lee

Kingfisher on Perch Martin Thompson Humpback Jane Roby

Third Place:

Grey Heron

Georgina Foxwell

Fallow Deer Resting Jolanta Bujalska-Axon Ground Squirrel Dominance Display Sue Pearmain

Highly Commended:

Perfect Match Georgina Foxwell Bladderwrack Jeannette Strange Soldier Beetle on Look-out Duty Mick Schilling

 

Red Deer Stag Jenny Ladbrooke Orange Tip on Myosotis

Jolanta Bujalska-Axon

Red Deer Jane Roby
  Wild Garlic John Leighton

Oak Cherry Gall 

Tony Dyson Serval on the Prowl Sue Pearmain

Commended:

Salt Marsh and Mud Flats at Northam Burrows

Michael Prince

Alert Pelican

Ray Manning

Urban Sparrowhawk Making a Kill Sue Pearmain
  Colours of Autumn

Aileen Nock

Red Squirrel

Chris Johnson

Hover Fly

Phil Moorhouse

     

Black Bent Grass

Tony Dyson

Painted Lady Emerging Jane Roby
      Stranded Compass Jellyfish

Jeannette Strange

Trumpeter Swan

Dave Venables

          Red Squirrel

Dave Venables

         

Zebra Jumping Spider

Tim Hutchin