Club Meeting Report, Browell Trophy Results - Tuesday 12th March 2013.

On Tuesday 12th March 2013, Morpeth Camera Club members met to view the results of the Annual Natural History
Competition. Each member had entered up to three digital images to compete for the Browell Trophy, a silver plate
that had been presented to the the club in 1985 in memory of a former member Jack Browell, who had a great
interest and knowledge of the subject.
Jim Welsh, LRPS CPAGB , of Blyth Camera Club had studied the forty three entries and during the evening he
commented on each image. Through constructive criticism Jim explained what a judge was looking for in a Natural
History themed competition. He gave advice on titles and their importance and relevance to the image, as well as
subject matter and technique. i.e filling the frame, getting close to your subject and considering the background.
First place and winner of the Browell Trophy went to Glyn Trueman with his study of a Dunnock, and the very close
top five selected by Jim were as follows,
1. Dunnock by Glyn Trueman
2. Great Egret Fishing by John Thompson.
3. Geko on Cactus by Brian Morris.
4. Hawiian Butterfly by Brian Morrris.
5. Turnstone by Davy Bolam.
The Judge also awarded a "Highly Commended" to four images, Swan by Stephanie Robson, Gannets Bonding by
John Thompson, Wheatear by Steve Mcdonald and Fijian Flower by Myra Jackson. The Club vice Chairman Steve
McDonald then proposed a vote of thanks to Jim for his selections and observations.

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