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1st Monthly 2023/24. The Story behind the winning images.

Colour Prints - 1st - David Bolton

BALD EAGLE - David Bolton

Taken in May this year on Pender Island in the Salish Sea between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. A pair of eagles had nested on a tall remote tree close to the water's edge. The nest had 2 chicks, one dead. I got to around 50 yards of the eagle, upwind and lying prone in tall grass.

Equipment was a Canon 7D with a fully extended 18-300 mm lens. The image was cropped ,the contrast increased and selectively sharpened, all in Photoshop.

By David Bolton

Mono Prints - 1st HIGHLAND BEAST by David Scott

Highland Beast by David Scott

Highland Beast: This image was taken early this year in February on a trip home to Scotland. I went out for the day to the West Coast on a trip to Kilchurn Castle, accompanied with Ken and David B. After the shoot at the castle we stopped on the way home and spent some time shooting these beauties in a field not far from Kilchurn. I have been dying to get some decent photos of Highland coo's for some time. I did a little post production mainly to remove the background and allow the handsome beast to shine, it seems to work pretty well in mono, though I do have colour print of this photo.

Equipment used: Canon EOS5DS, Canon 70 - 200mm at f2.8 and a steady hand (it was cold)

By David Scott

Digital Image - 1st - Ken Goodfellow

Male Orange Tip on Tulip by Ken Goodfellow

I followed the male orange tip round the garden in April waiting for it to settle, in this case, on a tulip bud. The photo was taken on a Canon R5 with a 100mm macro lens at 1/500 sec, F11 with an ISO of 1,000.

The image was processed using Adobe Lightroom, cropped and sharpened in Topaz Photo AI.

The image is unaltered in order to comply with SPF Nature requirements.

By Ken Goodfellow

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