Photo competitions

This is a forum for, primarily, monthly (or so!) photographic competitions that complement the annual competition.
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Photo competitions

Postby Tony Moore » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:12 pm

Have we stopped having Spring and Summer competitions? Did I miss something? :mrgreen:

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Pete Eeles » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:23 pm

Tony Moore wrote:Have we stopped having Spring and Summer competitions? Did I miss something? :mrgreen:

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No - but I did! Given some of the changes earlier this year, I missed the spring comp and felt that, rather than just have a summer comp, we may as well just have one annual competition this year. Details to follow :)

Also - there will be no calendar this year; Gary and Lisa (after many years of excellent support!) stood down from this task, and I haven't managed to find a replacement.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Tony Moore » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:08 pm

Thanks, Peter, I'll keep trying...

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Pete Eeles » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:18 pm

The 2016 competition is now open for entries!

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/competition_introduction.php

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Tony Moore » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:01 pm

It is with increasing trepidation (for my own modest chances), that I watch the often coruscating entries roll in for the annual photo competition. The standard is rising exponentially each year and I raise my hat to the judges, who are faced with the monumental task of sorting out the winners - bravo for them!
I hasten to add that this is written in genuine admiration for their efforts and in no way an attempt at a bit of pre-judging 'suck up'. :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Pete Eeles » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:25 pm

Tony Moore wrote:I hasten to add that this is written in genuine admiration for their efforts and in no way an attempt at a bit of pre-judging 'suck up'. :lol:


We only accept hard cash since we can't spend "admiration" :)

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby bugboy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:46 pm

Pete Eeles wrote:
Tony Moore wrote:I hasten to add that this is written in genuine admiration for their efforts and in no way an attempt at a bit of pre-judging 'suck up'. :lol:


We only accept hard cash since we can't spend "admiration" :)

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Luckily the winter social is almost upon us, lots of opportunity for some last minute 'discreet persuasion' :D :lol:
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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Pete Eeles » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:56 pm

Congratulations to Nigel Kiteley and Iain Cowe, who took the first 3 places between them in the 2016 UK Butterflies Annual Photography Competition! With a superb photo of a mating pair of Esper's Marbled Whites, Nigel wins a copy of The Video Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland (DVD) which has been kindly donated by NatureGuides. All winning photos can be found here: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/competit ... ?year=2016

As ever, thanks for everyone who entered, this year being particularly difficult on the judging front!

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby IAC » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:22 pm

Congratulations Nigel. What a shot to win it! There were so many excellent to perfect photos that fired in towards the deadline that I thought my chances were fairly slim indeed. I am over the moon to get a second overall...unbelievable..even beating Nigels Apollo...even more unbelievable. Dave Collins Swallowtail is tremendous....how did that not win? hahaha.. and I really liked the Adonis Blue pair , Bill S. So many beauties among the entries.

Thank you Pete and all fellow judges for taking the time.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Chris Jackson » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:25 pm

Well done Nigel and Iain,
Excellent photos. You have set the bar high.
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Re: Photo competitions

Postby David M » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:40 pm

Congratulations to those who put in the effort.

I have to say Jamie Burston's image was a real eye-opener for me. I had no idea WLH larvae could sport such a look.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby IainLeach » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:42 pm

Congratulations to Nigel and the other winners. Lots of superb shots again this year.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby peterc » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:15 am

Congratulations from me too. Some fantastic images there.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Goldie M » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:26 pm

Well done to all the winners and the Judges ( what a task to choose ) Goldie :D

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Paul Wetton » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:28 pm

Some absolutely stunning images on display here. You'd have to look very hard to find any better anywhere on the net.
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Re: Photo competitions

Postby stevo67 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:43 pm

Well done to the winners,some cracking images posted.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Simon2 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:35 pm

Thank you for congratulations! Simon

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby MikeOxon » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:41 pm

A suggestion - now that the standard is so high, perhaps competitors could be required to enter a small 'portfolio' - say, 3 images - rather than just a single image.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby Pete Eeles » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:50 pm

Hi Mike - I'm not sure how this will help choose a winning image, which is what the competition is about.

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Re: Photo competitions

Postby MikeOxon » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:35 am

You're probably right, Pete - I was thinking of something to challenge our photographers a bit more!


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