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Zoom Test and Virtual Vote

**UPDATE ** The test meeting worked well, but with limited attendees, would be lovely to see a few more for the vote 😊 We are now holding this on Friday at 8pm, please check your email for more information ** This week we are going to try our first virtual meeting. There will be a trial run on Tuesday at 7.30pm. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can go to the website and join a ‘test meeting’ to check your microphone and video is set-up. On Thursday we’re planning to show entries and vote on them, for the promotional image that will be used on website/Facebook/syllabus next year 😊 Email if you have any questions 👍

Annual Photography Competition

This year, our annuals have been slightly different and we have been very lucky to have them judged! Big thanks to Ken Ainscow for judging and giving such constructive comments. Since we were not able to meet for our competition, Graham Dean (our competition secretary and valued club member) prepared two virtual competition videos for our members to enjoy. We have received some fantastic comments from our members about all of the hard work that Graham has put in and we know that many members enjoyed watching the annual photography competition virtually this year! Thank you very much to Graham. So here goes- the winners:

  • Nature
  • 1st Peter Bagnall – Rare Little Bittern In Classic Pose
  • 2nd Chris Hellier- Painted Lady Butterfly
  • 3rd Peter Bagnall- Kingfisher Resting
  • HC Mags Carr Giant Owl Butterfly
  • HC Janet Taylor- Robin Reflected
  • C Ellen Bell- It’s Mine
  • C Peter Bagnall- Great Crested Grebe Just Surfaced
  • C Peter Bagnall- Great Reed Warblers Courting Display
  • Open
  • Best Portrait Sophie Wooff- Looking Out Through The Window
  • Best Mono Image Steve Bird- Longest Day
  • Best Colour Image Mags Carr- Going fishing in Kerala.
  • Best Tabletop/Still Image Graham Dean- Plaice Mat.
  • Best Image in Annuals Mags Carr- Going Fishing in Kerala.

Well done to all of our winners! If you would like to watch our annual photography competition then here are the links below! Enjoy! 📸

Nature section:

Open Section:

Panel of 4 Winners

It has taken a while but here are our Panel of 4 winners from earlier in the season: 1st Butterflies – Connell 2nd Breaking Dawn – Janet Taylor 3rd Frogs- Mags Carr. Congratulations! 📸

Annual Competition

Massive congratulations to all the winners from the annual competition. Full results will be posted soon, once everyone has had chance to watch 😊

Annual competition Results 23/4/20

This week is the results of the Annual image competition. The fabulous Ken Ainscow has already judged them and sent the results, which will be announced on Thursday. Keep an eye on your emails for further details 😏

Annual Competition

Hope everyone is coping with the current situation – this is just a quick reminder that entries for our annual competition should be sent to by the end of this coming Sunday. Please note that there are just TWO sections (Nature & Open) – portraits, Table Top/Still Life, Mono should all be entered in Open. Please check the rules which can be found on the website. Judging will be done remotely and results sent to members electronically on the original date planned. Stay safe.


Unfortunately due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 the committee has taken the decision to cancel the remaining meetings for this season.
We have arranged for the judge to remotely score the annual images, so please submit these as normal.
Hope that you all remain safe and well, and looking forward to seeing everyone again as soon as the current crisis is over.

Cancellation 19th March

We have made the decision to cancel the meeting this Thursday 19th March, due to the retirement of the owner of the raptor rescue centre and the COVID-19 outbreak. We will keep you informed of our decision regarding the remaining meetings this season depending on the latest government advice.

Results evening

On Thursday we have the results of the members 5 new images competition, accumulator and the folio competition 😊 Good luck everyone 😁

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