So who won the landscape, wildlife and landmark category of the Spring Photo Competition 2021? Read on to find out…
A big thank you to everyone who entered and voted in the Spring Photo Competition 2021! We had some amazing entries and received some lovely comments about them from voters. But here are the winners at last:
1. The Robin by Laura Haley
15-year old Laura Haley is our first place winner with this amazing up-close photo of a Robin. Our shortlisting judge Penny Bird said of it: “Wow. What a perfectly caught moment. You must be a camera ninja to capture this. Congratulations.”
2. Orange-tipped butterfly by Kate Hennessy
Orange-tipped butterflies are one of the first signs of spring. When short-listing, our judge Penny Bird said: “Technically this photograph is outstanding, the light is even and exposure is spot on, I love how you can see the detail of the wings, slightly ragged along the edges, the colour balance is great and background distraction is minimal. It also takes a lot of patience to photograph a butterfly in the garden. A fantastic capture.”
3. Duck by Thomas Cubitt
Thomas Cubitt was just 17 when he took this amazing photo. Penny Bird said of it: “Love the sheer joy and abandonment of this photograph. The backlit spray of water droplets makes me think about how much happiness spring brings. I like how you’ve rendered it in black and white to offset the water and the slower shutter speed has almost made it look like a firework. Great treatment.”
Big congratulations to our winners and commiserations to our other fantastic entrants. The quality of the photos entered was amazing.
Next week we will be announcing the winners of the Pet Category and Children’s Category. A big thank you to local businesses who pledged prizes, Cedars Nature Centre and the Old Cross Tavern in Hertford.
A big thank you too to the lovely Harpenden-based professional photographer Penny Bird and Camera who helped with the short-listing.
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for entering!