Our congratulations go to John Webster ARPS, MPAGB, President of Northallerton CC on his impresive achievement.
John decided to enter the 2014/15 “Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Competition” with the stunning shot (Shown below), taken during a photographic trip to Hungary last year.
“This female falcon had just sat through a torrential downpour lasting about an hour (hence the low light necessitating a high ISO and low shutter speed) when she decided it was time to dry off”
The winners of the competition were revealed recently at London’s Destinations Show and one of the judges commented that the standard this year was incedible, one of the toughest to judge yet.
Commenting on John’s picture one of the judges said, “Great shot, love the contrast with the blur of the wings and the sharpness of the head.” Another commented, “Utterly magnificent, imaginative, difficult and at that speed a huge gamble, which paid off brilliantly.”
John says he is now trying to decide which of the foreign trip on offer as part of the prize he is going to undertake. Rumour has it that he is considering offers for “bag carriers”.