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British Wildlife Photographic Awards 2016b

Little Grebe "Take Off"

Taken at Williestruther Loch near Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The picture was taken at 5:30 am as the sun was rising on a very still loch.

July 2015



International Photographer of the Year

Badger, White tailed eagle, Kingfisher and Golden Eagle

I have had four pictures given an Honerable Mention in the International Photographer of the Year competition

April 2016



Scottish Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Portfolio section 2nd Place

Badger Cub

Badger cub foraging for food in the wild woods

April 2016



Viewbug Billboards And Other Signs Photo Contest People's Choice

Illegal Activity

Voted by the mebers of Viewbug as the people choice winner 2016

January 2016



Photography Club of Arizona Salon Grand Exhibition 2015 Gold Medal

Kingfisher "Dive"

I have been awarded a Gold Medal in the PCA Grand Salon Exhibition 2015 Nature section

March 2015



Borders Agri Competition

Sparrowhawk Feeding

Best print in the competition

October 2014



2nd place Nature Digital Section Borders Agricultural Photographic Competition

Kingfisher "Reflections"

I was please to be placed second in the digital image competition with my other kingfisher image "Reflections"

November 2013



Champion Picture, Borders Agricultural Photographic Competition 2013.

Kingfisher Diving for Fish

I am very please to have won The Champion Picture in the competition, Best Nature Print, Best Print

November 2013



Royal Photographic Society 156th International Print Exhibition

Extreme Foraging

My picture of the red grouse feeding in the snow entitled Extreme Foraging has bee accepted into the Royal Photographic Society's 156th International Print Exhibition. Selected from 5000 entries, the exhibition consists of 117 images

June 2013



Galashiels Agricultural Photographic Competition - Nature Section Second Place

Red Squirrel "Red Alert"

This image was taken in the Abernethey Forest in the Scottish Highlands

November 2012



Galashiels Agriculural Photographic Competition - Open Section 1st Place

Ringed Plover "Tug of War"

This image of ringed plover pulling a worm out of the ground was taken at the causeway at Holy Island

November 2012



HBW World Bird Photography Competition

Extreme Foraging

I am very please to announce that I have had an Honorable Mention is the prestigious HBW World Bird Photography Competition with my image "Extreme Foraging". The competition attracted 10,754 entries form 128 countries around the world.

May 2012



Scottish Seabird Centre Annual Wildlife Photographic Competition 2012

Worldwide Wildlife

It's been the Scottish Seabird Centre 2012 annual photographic competition presentation night at the Seabird Centre North Berwick tonight. I am pleased to announce that I came third in the World Wildlife Section with a picture "Arctic Terns Passing a Sandeel". The Judges were Graham Riddle landscape photographer and internationally renowned wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell. I am very pleased to receive this award from such a prestigious wildlife photographer. It was whilst I was on one of Laurie Campbell's workshops some years ago that I was inspired by him to do better in my wildlife photography.

February 2012



Wildlife and Nature Awards

Marauding Herring Gull with Guillemot Chick

I have just been informed the my image of Herring Gull with Guillemot Chic has been awarded 3rd place in the Wildlife and Nature Awards. I entered three images and all three made it through to the finals. The exhibition and winning pictures can be seen here at this link http://www.ephotoawards.com/exhibitions/wildlife-nature-2011-ephoto-awards-exhibition/

December 2011



Veolio Wildlife photographer of the Year

HIghly Commended

I can now announce that I have received a Highly Commended for my image Red Grouse Feeding on Heather Seed.

October 2011



Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010

Waxwing

The winning picture was my image of waxwing on a sorbus tree. The picture won the best Scottish Wildlife picture and then went up against the winners of the other categories: Scottish Landscape, Natural Abstract and Environmental, and won the best picture giving me the title "Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010."

January 2011



Scottish Seabird Centre Scotish Wildlife

Brown Hare Portrait

It was the presentation evening at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick for their annual Wildlife Photographic Competition. My portrait of a brown hare was Highly Commended by the renound wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell and landscape photographer Grahame Riddle who were the competition judges

February 2011



Royal Photographic Society Anual Print Exhibition 2010

Herring Gull with Guillemot Chich

I have just received word the my image of the Herring Gull with Guillemot Chick has been accepted into the 2010 print exhibition. The exhibition will be touring the country in the new year.

December 2010



Digital Photographer of the Yeaar 2010 - wildlife

Great Spotted Woodpecker

I was pleased to see my image was shortlisted for the wildlife section. Take in Skeleftea Sweden on a very cold day

February 2009



Borders Agri Competition 2010 Landscape Highy commended

Winter Sunset

Taken on the Lammermuir Hill looking towards the Eildon Hills

January 2010



Borders Agri Competition 2010 Livestock Highly Commended

Spring Lamb

Taken in College Valley during Lambing

April 2010



Borders Agri Competition 2010 Nature Highly Commended

Medow Pipit in Heather

Taken on the Lammermuir Hills in the Borders on the Glorious 12th August

August 2010



Borders Agri Competition 2010 Open Print Runner Up

Salen Boats Isle of Mull

Taken in Salen Bay Isle of Mull.

June 2010



Borders Agri Competition 2010

Runner up Best Print - Gannet with Young,

Taken on Bass Rock in July showing an intimate moment between mother and young

July 2010



Scottish Association for Country Sport 2009 competition Winner

Red Grouse in Heather

The competition was judges by The Resident Sheriff in the Borders, Sheriff Kevin Drummond QC. commented.......... "This is a beautifully framed and imaginative;y focused and atmospheric photograph. It is an iconic natural wild subject in context"

May 2010



Scottish Seabird Centre Annual Competition 2009 Worldwide Wildlife

Great Spotted Woodpecker

The picture was taken in Skeleftea Sweden. The bird landed on the small tree in front of the hide for about four or five seconds and I managed to get some pictures of the bird.

February 2009



Scottish Seabird Centre Annual Competition 2009 Public Vote Winner

Waxings

The picture was taken in Musselburgh, Mid Lothian. They were feeding on berries in a sorbus tree.

March 2009



Borders NFU Photographic Competition 2009, Best Digital & Champion Picture

Great Spotted Woodpecker

The picture was taken in Skeleftea Sweden. The bird landed on the small tree in front of the hide for about four or five seconds and I managed to get some pictures of the bird.

February 2009



Royal Photographic Society Projected Images Competition, Nature, Highly Commended

Red Grouse in Flight

The picture was taken on the Lammermuir Hills near to Horse Upcleugh in The Scottish Borders, the male red grouse was displaying to a nearby female

April 2008



British Wildlife Photographic Awards (BWPA) Animal Behavior, Highly Commended

Herring Gull with Guillemot

The picture was taken on the Farne Islands in Northumberland. The herring gull was circling the guillemot colonies looking for an easy meal. It circle around three time before swooping into the colony and emerging with this guillemot chick. I think it is a very poignant picture with the guillemots looking on

May 2009



Wild Scotland Spring Competition

Waxwing

This picture was taken in Musselburgh, Mid Lothian. There was a huge influx of waxwings over the new year period and I was case of waiting for the right weather with good light to get the picture.

February 2009



Wild Scotland Winter 2008 Competiition

Red Grouse in Flight

The picture was taken on the Lammermuir Hills near to Horse Upcleugh in The Scottish Borders, the male red grouse was displaying to a nearby female

April 2008



Borders NFU Photographic Competition 2007 Best Print

Arctic Tern

The picture was taken on the Farne Islands during the breeding season

June 2007




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