April - Photography Competition Results

Kim Jones

With another scorching week in April, the flowers came into full bloom, birds began to breed and the whole of Brockholes just burst with light, colour and love.

April seemed to be an extra-long month, with the Easter break only arriving at the back end. The mild weather of the year so far allowed birds and bees, butterflies and dragonflies, bluebells and cowslips, to take over Brockholes with their beautiful colour and song.

Once again it was great to see some new names entering the competition through our online application form.

Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 38 photographs to choose from from the subject Your Favourites.

Pheasant in bluebells

Kim Jones

Coming in first place was 'Pheasant Meandering in Spring Bluebells' by Kim Jones. 

This photograph took our judges breath away, with the incredible colour pallet and shine on the pheasant. 

"This is one of my favourite photographs of all the ones I've seen in this competition. I love a contrast, and this is the ultimate. The purple, red, blue and green, all the natural tones of the subjects, make such a stunning image which just had to be placed first."

Orange Tip

Fran Taylor

In second place was Fran Taylor with her photograph 'Orange Tip on Bluebell'.

Our judge said she was fascinated by the difference in designs on the butterfly's upper and under wings and that this photograph showed the beautiful under-wing that not many see.

"The composition of the photograph, with the blurred green background ensures that the eye is drawn directly to the subject matter. The beautiful design on the lesser noted under-wing is shown off spectacularly in this image, with all the delicate details given centre stage as well."


Dave Bennion

Rounding off the top three is this beautiful picture called called 'Cloak of Gold' by Dave Bennion.

"This is a classic case of right place, right time - what an incredible photograph of a Goldfinch in flight! The beautiful colours of this bird and the way it is caught mid-flight just makes it a wonderful addition to our photograph collection."

Feel free to let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages. APRIL’s competition is currently open and has the theme of SPRING BLOOMS; As long as the photo has been taken at Brockholes, you can enter whatever image you like!

The deadline for entries is midnight on 05/06/2019 and the only condition is that your photograph was taken on Brockholes nature reserve. To enter, just email tjolly@lancswt.org.uk or click the link below to use the online application form (a maximum of three photos per person is permitted).  

Go to the online application form

More entries in the gallery below