Date:

9th September 2021

Entry:

Unlimited, anything goes! 

Criteria:

Members enter as many images as they like (any theme, any subject, just for fun). Images are shown two at a time at random, with the audience voting for their preference 'Left' or 'Right'. Round-by-round we whittle them down until we reach the final few.

Judge:

The Audience

 

   All Entries
First Place: Helvetia Sunset Mick Schilling

Second Place:

Boat at Anchor Aileen Nock
Top six runners-up: Surfer Christine Mallett
 

Stonehenge Moon

Dave Venables
 

Millennium Bridge

Jenny Ladbrooke
  Wells Scissor Arch

Mick Schilling

 

Morning Light

Sue Pearmain
 

Eiffel Tower

Val Manning

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

22nd December 2022

Entry:

Unlimited, anything goes! 

Criteria:

Members enter as many images as they like (any theme, any subject, just for fun). Images are shown two at a time at random, with the audience voting for their preference 'Left' or 'Right'. Round-by-round we whittle them down until we reach the final few.

Judge:

The Audience

 

   All Entries
First Place: Wren Splits Jane Roby

Second Place:

Gull Rock Sunset Mick Schilling
Top seven runners-up:

Twr Mawr Lighthouse

Jenny Ladbrooke

 

Padley Gorge

Jenny Ladbrooke

 

Red Squirrel

Jane Roby

  Lighthouse

Tim Hutchin

 

Zebras

Sue Pearmain

 

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Jane Roby

 

Hanging Around

Kevin Watts

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

20th January 2022

Entry:

2 prints

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:

Sandie Cox, ARPS DPAGB

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Carved by Wind and Water Michael Prince Ural Owl Jenny Ladbrooke Asian Elephant Affection Chanardaye Walton

Second Place:

Ready to Pounce

Michael Prince

Cortinarius Fungus Tony Dyson Grey Heron on Alert Jolanta B. Axon

Third Place:

    Brown Hyena Retrieving Kill Jenny Ladbrooke Stonechat David Steele

Highly Commended:

        Male Banded Demoiselle at Rest Mick Schilling

 

        Pond Skater Motion Mick Schilling

Commended:

        Lion Pair Sue Pearmain

 

 

Date:

2nd February 2023

Entry:

2 Prints

Criteria:

Up to 2 images, any theme, any subject, must be monochrome. Monochrome includes only those photographs presented in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour, so a sepia-toned image, for example, presented in varying tones of brown or orange, would be acceptable. 'Colour-popping' would not be  acceptable.

Judge:

Bob Goode

 

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Beach Peddler Mick O'Malley Bull Elephant Kevin Watts Mother and Child* Jolanta B Axon

Second Place:

A Far Away Look  Graham Newman One for the Road Dave Ward  Alongsides Sue Pearmain 

Third Place:

Feeding Magpie Graham Newman  Swans and Cygnets Tony Dyson  Zebra Submisson Jenny Ladbrooke

Highly Commended:

Dubai Dusk  Mick O'Malley New York Skyline Chris Lee Reaching for the Light  Jenny Ladbrooke

Commended:

Marianne David Stocks Arches Kevin Watts  It's a Secret Chris Mallett
  A Frosty Packwood Michael Prince     Fences on the Dunes Chris Mallett

 

  *  Winner of the Trophy for the Best Mono Print

Date:

14th April 2022

Entry:

3 images

Criteria:

Members enter three images with a creative feel. Our definition of Creative is 'Altered Reality'. The image must obviously display a change in natural colour, form, shape, or any combination of these. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images).

Judge:

The Audience

Video:

https://youtu.be/FJslpZoH4Gg

 

  All Entries

First Place

A Parliament of Owls Jenny Ladbrooke

Second Place:

Two Toucans Doing the Can-Can with a Beer Can Roy Buckle

Third Place:

Droplets on Glue Tony Dyson

Highly Commended: 

Bird Cube Dave Venables
  Pure Gold Jolanta B Axon
 Commended:  Arches Creation Graham Walton
  The Race  Mick Schilling
  The Railway Carriage Dave Venables