Wednesday, 18 July 2012

BWC Photo Comp Winner's Day


Do you remember the winning photo of last years BWC photo competition? It was a close up of a water vole, taken by Junior category winner Jaime Holme. Well today Jaime visited the centre to claim his overall prize of a one on one day with renowned wildlife photographer, Andy Rouse.

I say day, in fact it was the afternoon and evening which Andy spent with Jaime. The earlier part of the evening saw us down on the nature reserve making the most of the dry weather. Down there Jaime had the chance to photograph several owls, including the rarely seen Long-eared and Short-eared owl.

Then after a short break we headed back to the Centre to concentrate on some of the mammals. By this time the rain had set in, but we still had fun and took the challenge on of otters running head on to the camera in the pouring rain!

Congratulations to Jaime again,  I am sure he enjoyed his day today and know that he would have picked up lots of tips and new skills to take away with him to practice.

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