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Seagull photo wins £5,000

Discussion in 'News' started by Halfhidden, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    A stunning picture of a seagull on an Isles of Scilly beach has won a Liverpool photographer £5,000.
    Steve Young, 56, scooped first place in the coastal marine section of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
    The judges said the picture captured the "power, chaos and intensity" of the ocean as it surrounds the majestic gull.
    Professional wildlife photographer Mr Young took the picture on Porthcressa beach in October 2009.
    'Great example' He said: "I saw a bird feeding on the shoreline and instead of jumping up it just carried on walking through the waves.
    "Luckily the waves crashed at just the tight time."
    Judge Tom Hind, from Getty Images, said: "I like the defiance in this shot - the gull's refusal to be moved in the face of this crashing wave seems to sum up a peculiarly British stoicism.
    "It's also a great example of how the commonplace can be transformed in a judicious moment."
    A nationwide year-long touring exhibition of the top pictures launches at the Hooper's Gallery, Clerkenwell, London, on 14 October.
     
  2. tabtab13

    tabtab13 Active Member

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    An excellent picture - and pleased to see it won a prize as well. Nice one. ::7:
     
  3. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    Thought you might say that ;)
     
  4. symons55

    symons55 Moderator Staff Member

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    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    You wait until traveller46 see this....::11: only joking
     
  6. symons55

    symons55 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yea I bet you are......::11: wink wink....::15:
     
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    The judges said the picture captured the "power, chaos and intensity" of the ocean as it surrounds the majestic gull.

    This should read,

    The judges said that the picture captured the "Pasty nickin', Chip stealing and intensely annoying gull" which should return to the cliffs immediately.
     
  8. symons55

    symons55 Moderator Staff Member

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    ::11:::11:::11: give that man a drink on HH ::11:
     

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