Living Planet Competition Winners Announced
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The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) have announced the winners of the ‘Living Planet’ competition. The overall winner is David Bladon from Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, for his image, "Ladybird" (above). The runners-up are Debashis Mukherjee from Kolkata, India, and Violetta Nowak from Lubuskie, Poland.
SINWP Press Release
Living Planet Winners Announced
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers have announced the winners of the ‘Living Planet’ Photographic Competition.
For this competition photographers were asked to submit images that captured anything from nature’s finest creatures or simply stunning scenery.
David Bladon from Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland says “Many thanks, a bit gob smacked. Basically, the weather kept going from sun to showers and I was a bit bored, every time the sun broke through I'd search for insects and creatures that would make a decent macro shot, I actually have a series of these with the ladybird in different positions.
I used a small reflector to add in natural fill light, ladybird was released after the shoot and since doing them they have been very popular"
David has won 12 months membership to The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP). Phil Jones, The Societies CEO says, “Another bumper crop of stunning images this month, we are delighted with the winner with David’s bright, colourful and eye catching image which portrays the sprit of the competition.”
The runners up Debashis Mukherjee from Kolkata, and Violetta Nowak from Lubuskie, Poland have both been awarded 6 months membership to the SINWP photographic organisation.
Here are the winners
1st place - David Bladon http://sinwp.com/plan/entries-14.htm
2nd place - Debashis Mukherjee http://sinwp.com/plan/entries-15.htm
3rd place - Violetta Nowak http://sinwp.com/plan/entries-16.htm
Also there were 16 highly commended images:
Take a look at all the images entered here
New competition 'Celebrating Nature'
Photo: David Bladon, “Ladybird”