Natural History Competition 2013-14


This year, the club's Annual Natural History competition was held on 30th April 2014.


Firstly a big thank-you to everyone who entered; without your work we wouldn’t have a competition. Secondly, congratulations to those successful authors and, in particular, well done to Les Beardmore for ‘Black Headed Gulls Fighting’ and Dave Bowen for ‘Striped Shieldbug on Wild Elephant Garlic’ who won the Novice/Intermediate and Advanced trophies respectively.


The competition was made more interesting by the wide range of subject matter; in addition to the ever popular bird images there were insects, flowers, fungi, mammals and even fossils.

What stood out most of all was the quality of the prints; to see 70 prints on the viewing easels was quite a sight; even the non-nature photographers could not fail to be impressed.


John Jones ARPS, our judge on the night, did an excellent job. His expertise in natural history was clearly apparent and his critique was fair and consistent. His final selection was quite difficult with many strong contenders. A clear indication as to how far nature photography has progressed; successful images need that “Wow” factor to impress judges.


The results were as follows:


Novice & Intermediate Competition

Black Headed Gulls Fighting

Male Bullfinch

Great Spotted Woodpecker


TITLE


Black Headed Gulls Fighting

Male Bullfinch

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Easter Grey Kangaroo



AUTHOR


Les Beardmore

Les Beardmore

Les Beardmore

John Whitehurst



POSITION


1st

2nd

3rd

HC


Advanced Competition


TITLE


Striped Shieldbug on Wild                Elephant Garlic

Drew Drops on Willow

Curlew

Honey Buzzards Mating



AUTHOR


Dave Bowen


Adrian Moore

Dave Bowen

Dave Bowen


POSITION


1st


2nd

3rd

HC


Striped Shieldbug on Wild Elephant Garlic

Drew Drops on Willow

Curlew

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Natural History 2013-14

Second Open (Print) 2013-14

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Staffordshire Inter Club (Print)

First Open (PDI) 2013-14

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Fourth Open (Print) 2013-14

Glen Beach (Print) 2013-14

Three of a Kind 2013-14

MCPF Print & PDI 2014

MCPF PhotoFolio 2014

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