David Pottinger writes:
The results of Fleet Pond Society’s popular Photographic Competition were announced at the FPS AGM on Saturday 21st February. The theme for the competition for 2014 was ‘Fleeting Moments’ and the poster above gives snapshots of the winning and highly commended entries.
The Competition and Rosebowl Winner for 2014 was Terry Austin. Terry is the Deputy Chairman of FPS and is well-known for his many contributions to the conservation of Fleet Pond (see for example here).
Below is a photo from the award ceremony at the AGM.
Regarding the winning photo, please note the following important information:
“Following concerns raised by a number of people, Fleet Pond Society must emphasise that taking photographs of birds on the nest can only be done under license from BTO (British Trust for Ornithology). The photographer must hold a license or be supervised by a license holder. The latter was the case for the photo of the Black-backed gull chick which was photographed as part of the bird ringing exercise on the island set aside for nesting gulls and terns. The chick shown was ringed and returned safely to the nest for the photograph.”
From left to right: David Styler (Secretary of Fleet Lions), Terry Austin (Competition and Rosebowl Winner), Tim Seed (Highly Commended) and Richard Keeley (who was on the panel of judges for the competition and is a member of Farnborough Lions)
The photos below are high resolution versions of the entries by Terry Austin and Liza Toth (please note that these are both rather large files).
The Competition Winner for 2014 was Terry Austin who captured this marvellous moment
A spectacular moment captured by Liza Toth (People’s Choice Winner)
The competition for 2015 will be announced later this year.
You can see the winning entries for the competition from previous years here.