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ePz Junior Member Scoops Scottish Nature Photography Award

ePz Junior Member Scoops Scottish Nature Photography Award - ePHOTOzine member max_e has been awarded the Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year accolade.

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Catch of the Day

'Catch of the Day' by max_e

A talented young ePHOTOzine member has been awarded the Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year accolade. 

ePz member max_e's beautiful image of a white-tailed eagle entitled 'Catch of the Day' impressed the judges because of the way it showcased the size, power and beauty of this iconic bird. 

Max, 11, said: “I am very excited about winning. Scotland is where I started photographing birds. I wanted to identify them using the rings they are recorded with. I have lots of favourite spots I head to in Scotland but it took a lot of persuasion to get my Dad to take me to Mull. I am so pleased he did because I had a great time with my camera. The White-tailed Eagles were definitely the highlight.” 

The Bass Rock from The Seacliff Beach

'The Bass Rock from The Seacliff Beach' by David Queenan

The overall winner of the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year title is David Queenan. His image of The Bass Rock from Seacliff Beach won the Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast category before being selected by judges as the overall winning image. 

David said: “My winning image was taken at the end of a pleasant evening shooting the sunset over Tantallon Castle from Seacliff beach. It was taken nearly an hour after sunset and I was trying to make my way back along the beach to the car park before it got completely dark when I spotted the water-formed shapes in the sand leading to the Bass Rock in the distance and had to stop for one last shot - thankfully I did!”

Life in the Highlands

One of lewis Gillingham's images from his 'Life in the Highlands portfolio.

Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2015 is Lewis Gillingham, BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography student at Falmouth University.

Students were asked to submit three images evoking serenity. Lewis submitted a portfolio on Life in the Highlands which appealed to the judges for its tranquil depiction of the landscape and wildlife of the Cairngorms.

Lewis said: ‘I was thrilled to have been shortlisted for the competition, so to actually be selected for first place is a complete surprise.

“The Cairngorms is a beautiful place to work and I thoroughly enjoyed my time watching the charismatic wildlife and experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the area. To have my work recognised by a panel with expertise in the field is a great honour, and I’m delighted to have this award to carry with me when I graduate this year.”

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TanyaH Plus
15 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2016 11:57AM
Well done Max, very well deserved Smile

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.1k 171 England
31 Mar 2016 5:06PM
Yes, I agree - a gorgeous image, it really did deserve to win!
danbrann Plus
13 640 17
31 Mar 2016 10:19PM
Well done Max. A fantastic image. You are such a good photographer.
1 Apr 2016 10:26PM
A well deserved win! Many congratulations Max.
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
2 Apr 2016 9:27PM
Congratulations Max....your images are brilliant.

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