Sunday, September 06, 2009

Competition Win

I recently entered a photography competition run by the North Wales Daily Post in conjunction with Airbus. The theme of the competition was to submit a photo that represented the biodiversity of North Wales. As I have spent quite a bit of time in North Wales photographing the woodland summer migrants that are typical of the sessile oakwoods of the area, I thought it worth entering. The choice of which photograph to enter was quite difficult and fell between pied flycatcher, wood warbler and common redstart. I settled on a Common Redstart on a lichen covered branch which is typical of these oakwoods. The photograph won the competition and part of the prize is that the image appears within the exhibition of Joel Sartore, a National Geographic Photographer, that has just opened in Llanberis. It makes all those hours of quiet waiting even more worthwhile.

Here is the winning photo.

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21 comments:

Austin Thomas said...

Well done Rich. A worthy winner.

Cheers

Austin

BirdGuides said...

Hooray! Congratulations Rich!

Sebastian Molano said...

a great shot!!!! me gusta mucho . regards

Cindy said...

Congratulations!!!! That's an amazing photograph. The bird is gorgeous and the branch is interesting.

Absolutely beautiful.

Sally H said...

Congratulations! It is a stunning photo and you thoroughly deserve it! We were only in Llanberis a few weeks ago... I would have loved to see the exhibition.

David Álvarez said...

Congratulations for the photo and for the price!! A very nice shot or a very nice bird.

David

holdingmoments said...

Congratulations Richard, and very well deserved. That is a cracking picture; perfect background, rich colours of the Redstart, topped off with the green lichen.
Excellent.

Squirrel said...

Beautiful picture and congratulations!

The Early Birder said...

Congratulations Rich. An excellent submission. FAB

Rich Steel said...

Time you did your own exhibition!
Well done Squiddyx

MObugs said...

Congratulations on your win! Gorgeous photo, they could do no other than choose you!

Chris said...

Congrats, it is well deserved, the pictures is wonderful!

Scott Bulger Photography said...

Beautiful image. Congratulations.

Highton-Ridley said...

Exquisite shot, beautifully captured and treated. Well done, a well deserved winner :)

Rich Steel said...

Many thanks for your kind words (and that includes you, Dawn, under my log-in!)

Cheers

Rich

Roger B. said...

Congratulations! Fabulous shot. The lichen-covered branch speaks volumes about the quality of the habitat.

Tabib said...

Wow! Congratulations Mr.Rich.

Dave Adshead said...

Great image of a beautiful bird and congratulations on your win.

Dave

Shelley said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous photo! Congratulations!

Shelley @ Shutterbug

Megz said...

Congratulations!!! I have never even seen a redstart before and have always wanted to. The colours are beautiful, and the lichen on the branch adds to the whole effect.

Rich Steel said...

Many thanks for your comments.

Cheers

Rich

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