I am super chuffed to announce that among some tropical, impressive, and very tough competition, my photo of a mother blackbird and my mums washing has come first in the Society of Biology Photography competition! Themed “Home, Habitat and Shelter”, I knew as soon as I found out this female blackbird was quite up for getting close to me and my camera the sort of shot that would do the job quite nicely!
It’s meant a lot to get one of my shots recognized in this way and its been really exciting to see my shot published alongside the other contestants on The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Mirror and The Telegraph websites, as well as in print in the Mirror. But today it was printed large in The Times, and that feels pretty good!
A big thank you goes out to the judges and also to the mother blackbird herself! If she’s still about the garden, I’ll make sure she gets some extra meal worms tomorrow!