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.