President's Prattle: Judging of Nature Competition
03/03/20This evening we welcomed Mike Allport to the club to judge our nature competition. Mike had kindly come all the way from Wooler, where is the current president of Wooler and District Camera Club.
Mike has worked in outdoor education for over 30 years, so he has an extensive knowledge of wildlife. He is currently involved in protection work for red squirrels but he denied that this had any bearing on him giving a commendation to a super photo of a red squirrel (he was subsequently similarly generous to a shot of a grey squirrel to show that he wasn’t guilty of colour prejudice!).
There were 60 entries for Mike to go through. There were lots of excellent entries and it was clear that he had given each of them careful consideration and he delivered a constructive critique of them all, indicating that (of course) his choices of commended and winning photos were his personal choices.
The three winners were:
1st Cheetah on Evening Hunt Peter Maguire
2nd Grey Wagtail’s Lunch David Cottrell
3rd Wild Dog with Lunch Joan Sheppard