WINNING IMAGES 2017

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Judge: David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson is a lifelong birdwatcher and a professional freelance writer on birds and countryside subjects. In 1984, he set up a birding holiday company, Gourmet Birds, a concept for holidays combining good birds with good food and wine. Thirty years on the company has remained true to its original ideals.

 Gourmet Birds have recorded around 3000 species of birds and Davidís travels have allowed him to watch birds in nearly 80 different countries, from Argentina to Australia, Finland to the Falklands. Though a keen photographer, he is a birdwatcher first and foremost. He lives in Suffolk.

 Davidís digiscoped photograph of a wryneck, won the British Birds digiscoping award in BPY four years ago.

 David previously judged the Work of N I Bird Photographers in pre-digital days in the mid nineties

 

Below, pictures of the winners being presented with their trophies by Sandy McWilliams, apart from the Beginner Portfolio which was presented by Tom Ennis.

 

James O'Neill

Winner Advanced

 

Chelle McGaughey

Winner Intermediate

 

Anthony Dodds

Portfolio Intermediate

 

 

Lesley Barker

Portfolio Beginner

 

Lesley Barker

Winner Beginner

 

Karl Martin

Winner Junior

 

 

Hugh Wilkinson

Portfolio Advanced

 

 

 

 

Karl Martin

Winner Junior

 

 


ADVANCED CATEGORY

WINNING IMAGE

Little Grebe

James O'Neill

SECOND

Crested Tit

Hugh Wilkinson

THIRD

Teal

Ronald Surgenor

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Raven

Ian Dickey

COMMENDED

Blue Tit

Ian Dickey

COMMENDED

Greenshank

Tom McDonnell

COMMENDED

Golden Eagle

Tom McDonnell

PORTFOLIO

Blue Tit

Hugh Wilkinson

PORTFOLIO

Fulmar

Hugh Wilkinson

PORTFOLIO

House Sparrow

Hugh Wilkinson

PORTFOLIO

Redpoll

Hugh Wilkinson

Portfolio

Crested Tit

Hugh Wilkinson

INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY

 

WINNING IMAGE

Puffin

Chelle McGaughey

SECOND

Redshank

Sam Young

THIRD

Gannet

Anthony Dodds

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Dipper

Lynn Hughes

COMMENDED

Pied Kingfisher

Anthony Dodds

COMMENDED

Starling

Lawrence McHugh

PORTFOLIO

Woodland Kingfisher

Anthony Dodds

PORTFOLIO

Gannett

Anthony Dods

Portfolio

Pied Kingfisher

Anthony Dodds

BEGINNERS CATEGORY

WINNING IMAGE

Kingfisher

Lesley Barker

SECOND

Puffin

John Parkinson

THIRD

Turnstone

Lesley Barker

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Puffin

Lesley Barker

COMMENDED

Jay

Rod Gillan

COMMENDED

Sparrowhawk

Rod Gillan

PORTFOLIO

Turnstone

Lesley Barker

PORTFOLIO

Puffin

Lesley Barker

PORTFOLIO

Kingfisher

Lesley Barker

JUNIOR CATEGORY

WINNING IMAGE

Spoonbill

Karl Martin

SECOND

Black Guillimot

Adam Middleton

THIRD

Mallard

Ashton Edwards

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Twite

Karl Martin

COMMENDED

Black Headed Gull

Ashton Edwards

COMMENDED

Raven

Adam Middleton

 

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