June Photography Competition Results

Simon Lundbeck

Despite another month of lockdown restrictions, we have been overwhelmed by the fabulous selection of diverse images that we have received.

We are now into our third month of our lockdown photography competition, where we have been asking you to send us your photos from your homes, gardens and local walks, rather than on our nature reserves as the original rules state. This month’s theme was moths and butterflies, and we have received an overwhelming number of truly breath-taking photographs. From intricate close up shots of butterflies such as the resplendent and eye-catching red admiral, to more muted images of beautifully delicate moths. We are overjoyed that so many people are getting involved, and we hope that you have enjoyed photographing some of these truly magnificent creatures.

Out of 90 marvellous entries, and after much deliberation, Simon Lundbeck’s, Large Skipper was awarded first place.

Large Skipper

Simon Lundbeck

Our judge commented: ‘the outstanding intricate detail present within this photograph is truly breath-taking. Moreover, the skill involved to capture an image with such a beautiful balance of light and texture is truly something to behold. This wonderful image also purposefully illustrates the majestic beauty of an often overlooked little creature.’

Common Blue Butterfly

Emma Sharples 

In second place is Emma Sharple’s Beautiful Common Blue Butterfly, our judge said ‘this marvellously timed image jumps off the screen with its vivid contrast of colour. The ability to capture the common blue butterfly perched upon a gloriously bright yellow flower further illuminates the natural beauty of this delicate butterfly.

Small White Butterfly

Andrew Spencer 

Finally in third place is Andrew Spencer’s Small White Butterfly, our judge noted ‘that amongst a plethora of truly outstanding photographs, the delicate nature of this small white butterfly made it stand out from the crowd. The natural composition of this photograph creates an almost transcendent picture, as it effectively highlights the breath-taking complexity of these wonderful little creatures, which is rarely seen.

The winner will be contacted via email with details on how to redeem their £100 optics voucher prize. Additionally, all winner’s photos will be displayed within our visitor centres, for everyone to see.

What do you think?

What do you think? Feel free to let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages. Julys competition is currently open and has the theme of 'Summer Colour'

The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on 30th July 2020. To enter, just email photocomp@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person is permitted) or use the form on the page below.