Club Report, Browell Trophy Competition Result - Tuesday 17th March 2015.

On Tuesday 17th March 2015, Morpeth Camera Club welcomed Ian Woodley LRPS CPAGB, a member of Whitley Bay
Camera Club, to judge the Browell Trophy Competition which comprises of photographic digital images on the theme
of Natural History.

There was a wide variety of subjects including Alaskan seals and Humpback Whales, golden fungi, colourful butterflies
and flowers, woodland bluebells, a Jay, river reflections of a heron, a powerful shot of a swan, glossy squid egg clusters,
gulls, gannets, oyster catchers among seaweed, mating damselflies, a lone foxglove among industry and greater spotted woodpeckers in flight and feeding.

Ian’s criteria for a successful natural history image were, especially with birds, a good catch light in the eye together with
detail in feathers and plumage, the appearance of movement; good exposure, texture, the use of an appropriate depth of
field creating a background which does not detract from the subject or with a gradual fall off of focus to create a 3D effect,
a true rendition of colour and good composition. With this in mind Ian selected the following as his top five images with
Glyn Trueman winning the Browell Trophy for Natural History 2015 with his image of a Shag.

          1st. Shag by Glyn Trueman - (A striking bold shot that filled the frame and caught the eye).

          2nd. Common Blue by Mark Harrison - (Good technical quality with a good depth of field).

          3rd. Porcelain Fungus by Davy Bolam - (Well lit with good subject detail).

4th. Mating Damsels by Mark Harrison.
5th. Jay by Dave Bisset.

The following images were awarded Highly Commended - Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia by Stephanie Robson, Squirrel by
Neil Baxter, Black Headed Gull by Dave Illingworth and Robin on Hawthorn by Davy Bolam.

Vice Chairman, Glyn Trueman thanked Ian for judging the competition and his carefully considered comments, observations
and recommendations. Refreshments concluded another informative and enjoyable evening at the club.