Date:

20th January 2022

Entry:

2 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:

Sandie Cox, ARPS DPAGB

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Angry Baby Elephant Chris Lee Robin Tony Dyson Puffin David Steele

Second Place:

Just Chilling

Rosie Thompson

Hover Fly Tony Dyson Pallas Cat Sue Pearmain

Third Place:

Ranthambore Tiger

Kevin Watts

Lounging Leopard Jenny Ladbrooke

Namaqua Chamelion

Sue Pearmain

Third Place (equal):

       

Redpoll

Graham Walton

Highly Commended:

White Throat John Leighton Log  Hazel Lane Small Copper on Dried Clover Head Jolanta B. Axon

 

        Mayfly in Canola Field Mick Schilling
          Red Mongoose

Graham Walton

Commended:

Puffin on Skomer Island

Elizabeth Smith

Crow Taking a Look

Martin Thompson

Brown Hare David Steele

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

29th October 2020

Entry:

2 images

Criteria:

Entries on the theme of 'Corrosion' are invited. Corrosion may be interpreted in many ways. Images showing decay, erosion, dereliction or similar themes would be welcomed. The date the photograph was taken is unimportant, so you are welcome to trawl through your back-catalogue.

Judge:

Mike Sharples

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place:            

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Highly Commended:

           

 

           
             

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Date:

28th October 2021

Entry:

3 digital images

Criteria:

The theme of 'Trees' was chosen by the members at the AGM in April. Up to three images may be entered on the theme of 'Trees' and these do not have to be taken during the year of the competition.

Judge:

Trevor Bell, LRPS

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Storm Brewing over the 18th Georgina Foxwell

Tree #1

Chris Johnson Dawn in the Valley * Mick Schilling

Second Place:

Leafpeeping Elizabeth Smith Past Its Autumn Glory Ray Manning Where Day Ends and Night Begins Mick Schilling

Third Place:

From Little Acorns Aileen Nock Was a Tree Once Hazel Lane

Chestnut Nest

Mick Schilling

Highly Commended:

The Colours of Autumn Kevin Watts Lakeside Jenny Ladbrooke Trying to Escape Val Manning
  Spoilt for Colour Choice Michael Prince     Bristlecone Pine Dave Venables
  Woodland Path to the Lake Chris Lee    

Winter Morning on Rannock Moor

Sue Pearmain

 Commended:

Trees in Spring

John Leighton

Lake District Pines

Tony Dyson

Autumn Acer

Chanardaye Walton

 

Alone Amongst the Terraces

Kevin Watts

The Glade

Jenny Ladbrooke

Aspens Jane Roby
  A Quiet Tree Viewing Area Geoff Owen     An Understated Ontario Fall  Jane Roby

 

* Best of the Night - and winner of the 'Best in Themed Competition' Trophy

 

 

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Date:

14th October 2021

Entry:

Up to 3 digital images 

Criteria:

Up to 3 images, any theme, any subject, colour or monochrome.

Judge:

Cherry Larcombe, EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE5*

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Cornwall Sunset Chris Lee The Last Peony Jenny Ladbrooke

Joe, Jake & Jack   in the Box

Jolanta Bujalska-Axon

Second Place:

That Tree in Llanberis Chris Lee The Ice Queen Jenny Ladbrooke The Cloisters Phil Moorhouse

Third Place:

Pollen-Eater Aileen Nock Young Deer Play-fighting Dave Ward On a Mission Chris Mallett

Highly Commended:

Tranquility Kevin Watts Millennium Bridge Jenny Ladbrooke Meerkat Posing David Steele
      Was a Tree Once Hazel Lane Mayfly in Canola Field Mick Schilling

Commended:

Kilchurn Castle

Kevin Watts Walking the Dog Fay Venables

Perch Rock

Tim Hutchin

 

Sunset over the Sea

Rosie Thompson

Migrant Hawker Dragonfly

Richard Postill

Pond Skating Mick Schilling
 

Amber Nectar

Mick O'Malley

Damselfly

Chris Johnson

Seeking Shelter Sue Pearmain
          Last Light, Lock Linnhe Dave Venables
          Marine Lake Railings Tim Hutchin

 

Date:

7th January 2021

Entry:

4 images

Criteria:

Members enter four images (any theme, any subject, just for fun). In the first round the four pictures from each author are presented to the audience online, who select their favourite of the four. The two most popular images progress to the next round, where they will compete against the best of the rest. Four images are presented (from different authors at random) in subsequent rounds until we reach the final four.

Judge:

The Audience

Video:

 https://youtu.be/xxnsGsWL_Cw

 

   All Entries
First Place: Winnie Jenny Ladbrooke

Second Place:

Misty Day on the Canal Georgina Foxwell
Top six runners-up: Cygnet Tony Dyson
 

Butterfly

Jan Cochrane
 

Derwentwater Blue Hour

Mick Schilling
  Oxbow Bend

Dave Venables

 

Japanese Bridesmaid

Kevin Watts
 

Locomotive Wheel

Rosie Thompson