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  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Crested Tern

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Red Wattlebird

    Red Wattlebird.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Whistling Kite

    Whistling Kite.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Doug Castle

Despite the relatively small number of entries in this Entry Level Photographers competition, there were still some very strong images, and indeed all who entered should be proud of their work. Photography is a life-long learning process, and as long as you maintain the passion for your subject matter, the accumulated experience will inevitably result in ever-improving images.

Congratulations to the photographers who captured the images in this category of the competition.  Taking the theme for this competition into consideration and looking for a behaviour that is more difficult to capture, the winning entry is Image #15682.  Four other images, #15712, #15681, #15824, and #15680, are commended.

Once again, the standard of entries in this competition has been impressive, to say the least. With the competition being relatively non-prescriptive this time, in some ways it has been even harder for me to judge than the previous ‘Small in the Landscape’.  I’ve made my selections on very much a personal level, and for me aesthetics takes precedence over the strictly technical aspects of an image.

It was an extremely difficult task judging the entries for the Small in the Landscape photo competition! There are many truly excellent entries, with so many talented, dedicated bird photographers within the group, and I would like to congratulate all who have taken part. One interesting observation is that so many of the strongest entries have featured waterbirds, which is possibly because successful bird photography lends itself to more (relatively) static subjects as may be found in waterways etc.

A theme such as behaviour has so many facets that it can be difficult to single-out one specific behaviour, which captures the viewer’s attention.  After considerable deliberation I congratulate the owner of image #15727 as the winner for this competition, followed closely by image #15684, which is highly commended for its overall composition.  Three images, #15589, #15628 and #15630, are to be commended.

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