WINNING IMAGES 2015

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Judge: Jari Peltomaki

This year our visiting judge was Jari Peltomaki (pictured below), one of Finland's leading wildlife photographers. Jari is a professional wildlife photographer (born in 1965), living in Liminka Finland. There he runs his own bird tour and wildlife photography business Finnature Ltd.  He has travelled extensively for his photography, leading bird watching and photography tours to Japan, Mongolia, India, Russia, Israel, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Iceland, USA, Canada

Jari  has been taking photographs since he was a small boy, and turned professional thirteen years ago. His main interest lies in bird photography, but his photo material is quite extensive, including shots of mammals and landscapes as well, both from Finland and abroad. His personal favorites are the Great Grey Owls resident in his home area,

Jari was elected as chairman of professional Nature Photographers of Finland in 2007. His images have been used in magazines and books worldwide, and his photographs have won awarded in numerous international competitions, including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition by BBC a couple of times.  Jariís photograph of Red-throated Diver won him the title of the International Wildbird Photographer 2004.

Jariīs photos can be seen e.g. at www.jaripeltomaki.com

Below, Sandy McWilliams, Chairman of the Photographic Committee presenting trophies to some of the winners.

Allen Gillespie - Winning Image Advanced and Portfolio Advanced

 

Karl Martin - Winning Image Junior

Sally Leung - Winning Image Beginner


ADVANCED CATEGORY

WINNING IMAGE

Great Crested Grebe

Allen Gillespie

SECOND

Gentoo Penguin

Tom McDonnell

THIRD

Whinchat

Ian Dickey

HIGHLY COMMENDED

White Tailed Eagle

Tom McDonnell

COMMENDED

Mute Swan

David Hyland

COMMENDED

Oystercatcher

Ronald Surgenor

PORTFOLIO

Dunlin

Allen Gillespie

PORTFOLIO

Great Crested Grebe

Allen Gillespie

PORTFOLIO

Pintail

Allen Gillespie

PORTFOLIO

Goldfinch

Allen Gillespie

PORTFOLIO

Sandhill Crane

Allen Gillespie

PORTFOLIO

Razerbill

Allen Gillespie

INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY

 

WINNING IMAGE

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

William Smiton

SECOND

Black Headed Gull

Noeni Briars

THIRD

Little Grebe

Mike Pringle

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Brown Pelican/Heermans Gull

Sam Young

COMMENDED

Greylag Goose

Sher Marshall

COMMENDED

Cormorant

Chris Scott

PORTFOLIO

Corn Bunting

William Smiton

PORTFOLIO

Common Tern

William Smiton

PORTFOLIO

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

William Smiton

BEGINNERS CATEGORY

WINNING IMAGE

Sanderling

Sally Leung

SECOND

Grey Heron

Stephen McLaughlin

THIRD

Coal Tit

Stephen McLaughlin

HIGHLY COMENDED

Red Backed Shrike

Claire Barnett

COMMENDED

Scops Owl

Claire Barnett

COMMENDED

Redshank

Sally Leung

PORTFOLIO

Grey Heron

Stephen McLaughlin

PORTFOLIO

Coal Tit

Stephen McLaughlin

PORTFOLIO

Mallard

Stephen McLaughlin

JUNIOR CATEGORY

WINNING IMAGE

Kestrel

Karl Martin

SECOND

Pied Wagtail

Karl Martin

THIRD

Robin

Adam Middleton

HIGHLY COMENDED

Jackdaw

Adam Middleton

COMMENDED

Meadow Pipit

Karl Martin

DIGISCOPING CATEGORY

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