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Great Tit

By achieverswales
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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Comments


7 Feb 2013 12:19AM
Super image Trev, excellent colour and detail captured,
Fred.

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
7 Feb 2013 12:20AM
Nice Image!! Detail not only on the Great tit but on the brandch also. I like this a lot!
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
7 Feb 2013 12:21AM
Another cracker, Trev.
Colin
debu 6 India
7 Feb 2013 12:27AM
Lovely image.
debu
7 Feb 2013 12:29AM
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.
7 Feb 2013 12:36AM
Brilliant work+++
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 12:54AM
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
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
7 Feb 2013 1:44AM
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.
7 Feb 2013 2:33AM
Beautiful image Trevor--------MilkyWink
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
7 Feb 2013 3:05AM
A most beautiful Tit Trev !! Being in the top 50 is still an amazing feat and to be commended !!
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
7 Feb 2013 6:46AM
A verry cute looking great Tit sitting verry comfortable on the lovely perch.
A Brilliant image again TrevSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
7 Feb 2013 6:48AM
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
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 6:58AM
a lovely Great Tit Trev, and a good perch
Lillian
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 7:21AM
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
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 7:28AM
Superb image SmileSmile
7 Feb 2013 7:56AM
Unforgivable......
How can they be so inefficient...
My sincere thoughts are with you.
7 Feb 2013 8:07AM
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
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
7 Feb 2013 8:30AM
Am so sorry for you Trev and cannot understand how such a mistake occurred - someone's head should roll!
Joan.
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
7 Feb 2013 9:24AM
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!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
7 Feb 2013 10:26AM
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
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
7 Feb 2013 10:55AM
Beautifully composed Trev, and I like that branch.
Sorry to hear about that contest mess up!
Rende
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 11:43AM
Super shot, Trev and well done, anyway!
Tony
7 Feb 2013 11:49AM
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
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 1:41PM
Super image again Trev, love that perch, i will have to try and find one like it in the woods.
Regards, Alf.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 2:25PM
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.
johnke 3 223 15
7 Feb 2013 2:51PM
Well exposed, very well composed and super presentation...Jon
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Feb 2013 5:01PM
Shame to hear you were given the wrong info Sad Super presentation here though, Trev Smile
Trev Smile
7 Feb 2013 5:20PM
A perfect capture Trev, well composed and presentedSmileSmile
Effrossini
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
7 Feb 2013 11:03PM
Excellent and great capture,very well done,
saeid
Tibetan 4 3 England
8 Feb 2013 5:13PM
Another great shot Trev, like it a lot well done, keep up the good work, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
lovely capture well presented

David

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