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First off I must thank you all for your great support and congratulations! Most of you now know, but for those who do not! Sadly after I put on the photo and email I went to bed, in the morning there was another email letting me know a mistake had been made, I have copied the email below, lucky I was able to stop our local paper from publishing the wrong advice. As the 50 images are now on the website I am not pleased with the colour of the photo, it is nothing like the one I uploaded to them.

Dear Trevor,

Our sincerest apologies, you have recently received an email in error from the World Photography Organisation announcing you were shortlisted in the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition. Your image 'Red Eye Tree Frog Reflection' has actually been commended (top 50) in the Nature & Wildlife Category. The commended gallery will go live on the website by 11pm GMT on 5th February.

Being a commended photographer is an outstanding achievement with over 54,851 images entered from 170 countries and your image stood out to the judges. As a commended photographer, your image will be shown digitally at Somerset House at the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition from 26th April - 12th May, 2013. We would to like to offer you a free access pass to the World Photography Awards exhibition. Your name will be on the door. Please bring ID.

As a commended photographer your image may be used in promotional materials and on our website. We therefore require your image in high resolution.


The high-resolution uploader on our website will be active, as of 10th February and the deadline for uploading your images is 17th February.


All the details we require will be found within the high resolution uploader. Please upload the required images and information here: http://www.worldphoto.org/uploader/

Please log in using your usual email and password.

Please accept our heartfelt apologies for this technical error, we understand the disappointment that this may have caused.

Best regards

WPO Team


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WPO Team


World Photography Organisation
World Photography Awards Limited

Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 3030

www.worldphoto.org
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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.3
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Dec 2012 - 1:10 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Great Tit
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:7 Feb 2013 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Bird, Great tit, Wildlife / nature
Votes:56

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Feb 2013 - 12:19 AM

Super image Trev, excellent colour and detail captured,
Fred.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 12:20 AM

Nice Image!! Detail not only on the Great tit but on the brandch also. I like this a lot!

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 12:21 AM

Another cracker, Trev.
Colin

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debu
debu  4 India
7 Feb 2013 - 12:27 AM

Lovely image.
debu

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 12:29 AM

Another lovely image Trev.

Sony say they understand the disappointment their mistake may have caused you but I doubt that they really do, it's bad management on their part to let that happen, to raise someone's hopes like that then drop a bombshell on them, but look on the bright side, you've still done exceptionally well and for all we know your image may have come in 11th, just missing the top 10?, still something we mere mortals can only dream about and now you're a World famous photographer Smile

Geoff.

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mbc2151
mbc2151  4 United States
7 Feb 2013 - 12:36 AM

Brilliant work+++

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 12:54 AM

A wonderful image of the great tit Trevor.
So sorry about the mix up.
What I'd like to understand is - did you receive the second letter after you declared you could not find your original
image or did it come before that?. I hope I've understood the whole mix up.
I think it's extremely bad that the first letter was sent to you at all, if it was sent in error, but as everybody says to be in top 50 is still a superb achievement.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 1:44 AM

That's such a pity and may I echo Geoff's remarks, Trev, as I agree with his comment in toto.
Nevertheless, although disappointing for you in the extreme, it is still a great honour for you to have achieved what you have, so congratulations are still in order.
And a nice wee birdie for us today, head on but with it looking across the frame.
Ronnie.

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milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
7 Feb 2013 - 2:33 AM

Beautiful image Trevor--------MilkyWink

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Feb 2013 - 3:05 AM

A most beautiful Tit Trev !! Being in the top 50 is still an amazing feat and to be commended !!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:46 AM

A verry cute looking great Tit sitting verry comfortable on the lovely perch.
A Brilliant image again TrevSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:48 AM

Very dissappointing for you, Trev, but still a wonderful achievement to be in the top 50, considering how many thousands of entrants you were up against. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:58 AM

a lovely Great Tit Trev, and a good perch
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:21 AM

I'm disappointed for you Trev. Sony have made an unforgivable mistake in my opinion but as pointed out, you have still achieved considerable success.
A lovely Great tut today from you today.
Ann

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:28 AM

Superb image SmileSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 7:56 AM

Unforgivable......
How can they be so inefficient...
My sincere thoughts are with you.

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:07 AM

How incompetent of them...........it must be really upsetting for you.............it is a great image and deserves its place in the top 50.................SmileSmileSmile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 8:30 AM

Am so sorry for you Trev and cannot understand how such a mistake occurred - someone's head should roll!
Joan.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 9:24 AM

So disappointing mate... not much else I can say that will make up for this, other than to say well done for being commended although it must feel a bit hollow now.

Nice Great Tit though!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 10:26 AM

What a disappointment. To get in the top 50 is a wonderful achievement, but the way you were built up and let down is unforgivably bad management.

Dave

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 10:55 AM

Beautifully composed Trev, and I like that branch.
Sorry to hear about that contest mess up!
Rende

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TonyDy
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7 Feb 2013 - 11:43 AM

Super shot, Trev and well done, anyway!
Tony

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digital_boi
7 Feb 2013 - 11:49 AM

still oustanding achievement Trevor and they had the good grace to appologise hay ho onward and upwards mate, i'm sure they will use your image many times ...fine wee biridie capture again mate

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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User_Removed
7 Feb 2013 - 1:41 PM

Super image again Trev, love that perch, i will have to try and find one like it in the woods.
Regards, Alf.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 2:25 PM

Commiserations and all that - I think they should stand by their word and if nothing else give you the money promised in the first place Trev unforgivable to make such a boo boo and not give you some compensation - totally unheard of and in my book apologies are not sufficient, not only disappointing but a real let down!

Good great tit image

Perhaps the 400 aforementioned related to another competition! Still pretty disgusting and some consolation would have been nice however small.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 2:51 PM

Well exposed, very well composed and super presentation...Jon

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 5:01 PM

Shame to hear you were given the wrong info Sad Super presentation here though, Trev Smile
Trev Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
7 Feb 2013 - 5:20 PM

A perfect capture Trev, well composed and presentedSmileSmile
Effrossini

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 11:03 PM

Excellent and great capture,very well done,
saeid

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Feb 2013 - 5:13 PM

Another great shot Trev, like it a lot well done, keep up the good work, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Craggwildlife
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8 Feb 2013 - 9:11 PM

lovely capture well presented

David

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