August - Photography Competition Results

Ken Hayes

There's been sunshine and storms, gale force winds and everything in-between, but that hasn't stopped our wonderful photographers getting out and about this month!

We had a wonderful array of entries to this month's competition, all showing off the beauty and intricacies of dragonflies and damselflies. 

A special mention this month must go to our latest photographer, Alice Shearman, aged 11, who entered a stunning photograph of a damselfly. You're never too young to start snapping photos, and it's great to have people of such a young age interested in wildlife.

Our judge had a very difficult decision to make, with 42 photographs to choose from from the subject Dragonflies and Damselflies.

Broad Bodied Chaser Dragonfly

Ken Hayes

Coming in first place was 'Broad Bodied Chaser' by Ken Hayes.

Our judge said the detail in this photograph was incredible:

"Such an impressive and empowering looking creature, this dragonfly has been amazingly captured in all its glory. From the stark contrast in body colours, to the minute delicate details on its wings - it must have taken a lot of patience to capture this image."

Any pose plants can do - dragonfly

Pat Aitchison

In second place was Pat Aitchison with her photograph 'Any Pose Plants Can Do...'.

"Capturing a dragonfly photograph is impressive as it is. Capturing one in a position like this is just WOW! The photograph is well composed with the image wonderfully focused against a distorted background."

Hangin Loose - Damselfly

Phil Knowles

Rounding off the top three is this beautiful picture called called 'Hangin' Loose' by Phil Knowles.

"I love the camoflaged  damselfly on the nettle. It such a clever composition and combination of natural green colours - it's just a little bit different and I love it!"

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

The deadline for entries is midnight on 05/10/2019 and the only condition is that your photograph was taken on Brockholes nature reserve. To enter, just email 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