Charlie gets the bird: 24 January

A panel of six images of people involved in Brexit demonstrations earned Len Downes first place in the Club’s panel competition on 24 January. The panel showed both sides of the argument and included some of the colourful characters involved.

Second place went to Silsden’s Larry James with some dynamic shots of jet ski action. In third place it was Len Downes again, this time with scenes from the UCI Cycle Race in Yorkshire. Highly Commended was Phil Reeds for his images for the sand-blown Namibian village of Kolmanskop. Commendations were earned by Larry James for five images of a female goshawk and David James for scenes of Salford Quays in the late evening light.

Guest judge Richard Hall LRPS, CPAGB, praised the quality of the entries and offered clear and detailed critiques with plenty of encouragement.

1st Larry James: Cuckoo & Meadow Pipit

In the nature competition his eye was caught by Larry James’ shot of a meadow pipet harrying a cuckoo. In second place he chose Sharon Sawyer’s shot of three peacock tree frogs posing for the camera. Third was Keith Allen who showed a tawny owl with prey. Tim Sawyer earned Highly Commended for his crested gecko sticking its tongue out. Commendations went to Tim Sawyer for a marbled tree frog and Sharon Sawyer for a well camouflaged mossy toad.

You can view the award winning images here:

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