We are thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual NatureKids Summer Photo Competition, open to all NatureKids BC members who sent in photos that captured the beauty of BC’s nature this past summer. Thank you to everyone who participated! The winner’s photo will be published in the next issue of NatureWILD magazine and they will receive a framed copy of their photo. All winners will receive a pair of binoculars. An extra special thank you to our contest judge, professional photographer Ron Long. Congratulations again to the winners!
First Place: TREES by Maggie Schobben (7)
Judge’s Comments: The trees in the foreground are what this picture is all about. It is important that you chose only a few trees, so the composition doesn’t get confusing. Since the trees are in silhouette it is also important that you have chosen ones that have interesting shapes. The contrast between the dark foreground and the bright background gives the composition a very attractive texture. It is also important that you have the correct exposure for the bright background. Well done!
Second Place: TRILLIUM by Andrew Schutte (12)
Judge’s Comments: Getting close and filling the picture with the flower was an excellent choice. Your exposure for the white flower is perfect. White flowers often tend to come out over-exposed.
Third Place: TURTLE by Graham Jiang (9)
Judge’s Comments: The angle of the log and the turtle on the end of it make this an interesting composition.
About our contest judge, photographer Ron Long:
Ron Long had a 36-year career as a professional photographer at Simon Fraser University. For much of that time, he photographed exclusively for the Bio-Sciences Department. Now retired, Ron travels to nature hot spots around the world. Recent trips have taken him to southern Africa, South America, and Australia, as well as many locations in North America. Ron is past president of the Native Plant Society of British Columbia, is currently active in the Vancouver Natural History Society, and is on the board of the Alpine Garden Club.