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Strictly For The Birds (Award Winner)

I entered this photo in the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Competition. There were 3698 entries and I was absolutely amazed and thrilled to have it judged to be in the Top 20 entries. This is the second time I have entered this competition and the second time I have made the Top 20. The theme was ‘Finding Beauty’.

I took this photo on Mount Maunganui Beach in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Thanks to an ex-tropical cyclone passing to the north of New Zealand, there were huge seas and a gale lashing the beach.

This year though I was awarded 2nd prize, which included a substantial monetary prize, plus several weeks of my photo on public display with the other 19 superb finalists, on The Strand in Tauranga, and a feature in lifestyle magazine UNO and The Weekend Sun

https://sunlive.co.nz/news/198399-winners-announced-trustpower-photo-competition.html

Strictly For The Birds. Olympus E-M1 MKII. Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens plus Olympus MC-14 Teleconverter. 1/1000sec, f/8.0, ISO 200

Strictly For The Birds. Olympus E-M1 MKII. Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens plus Olympus MC-14 Teleconverter. 1/1000sec, f/8.0, ISO 200

The photo below was selected in the Top 20 from 2600 entries in the same competition in 2018. It was taken at a mid-winter (yes winter) swim at Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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