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Thank you EPZ - first place!

Sus 15 3.2k 9 England
25 Sep 2006 9:48PM
What a shock - just come back from my local photographic club meeting that I joined this year to get a bit of studio portrait practice - with a first place in the first round of the serial competition! This was for my dragonfly picture - posted soon after my bee montage where ColWal and adderman were so helpful in answering my queries, and of course inspired by the many other fantastic nature photographers - cambirder of course and many others - on this site.

I'm totally reeling with shock - particularly after seeing the high standard at the club for the first print competition tonight. I do think having a macro lens for insect photography gives a huge advantage, so I'm not going to claim any great artistic skill in this shot, but I have to say without EPZ I would not have had even the limited skill, and definately not the perseverance, patience, enthusiasm and (b***dy expensive) equipment (that you all persuaded me to buy) to have managed this.

This may be small but it's the first competition I've done well in since I won the year prize for cookery at school about twenty years ago. I'm well chuffed and thank you - not only to those who directly helped me towards this shot but to the whole site for keeping me inspired.

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jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2006 9:52PM
Well Done!!!

dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
25 Sep 2006 9:57PM
Great image.
Very well done!

Doug ;o)
ejtumman 16 2.8k England
25 Sep 2006 9:59PM
Very well done...

Emma ;o)
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
25 Sep 2006 10:01PM
An excellent shot indeed.
Congratulations on your win.

ruralscotland 15 1.3k
25 Sep 2006 10:05PM
Excellent shot deserving of a win

KathyW 16 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
25 Sep 2006 10:19PM
Well done! Good shot - deserved to win.
Kathy Smile
Sus 15 3.2k 9 England
25 Sep 2006 10:45PM
Thank you everyone. I'm still reeling... (though that's partly down to alcohol now...)
User_Removed 15 4.9k England
25 Sep 2006 11:27PM
Well deserved, a great shot. Which I missed first time around.
monstersnowman 15 1.7k 1 England
26 Sep 2006 12:27AM
Well done mate ... I remember my first competition at my club. It was my very first night at the club and I took some images in, knowing it was competition night, but really not intending to enter but just to get some feedback. The competition was an open competition and I really wasn't sure about entering, but I was talked into entering and got first and second place. It spurred me on to much more. Regards, Paul.
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
26 Sep 2006 5:08AM
Superb, well done!
MaryMac 14 258 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 5:11AM
Well done Sus had a look at your pic its a well deserved win the shot is excellent like you its due to the encouragement of so many fellow EPZ members that I have learned so much and appreciate a good shot more and more
AnnaBanana 14 119 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 6:01AM
Congratulations! An excellent shot, and well-deserved win.

Anna Smile
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 6:11AM
Well done Sus..I do remember the image..think I only clicked it without commenting

User_Removed 15 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 6:37AM
Well done

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