TWO chickens on a farm near Southam have proved winners.
The eye-catching picture of Sebright Chickens, a cock and a hen, was captured by Leamington Spa Photographic Society (LSPS) member Richard Dunn.
And it took first place in the Digital Image of the Year category in the society’s annual competition, judged by Graham Walton, the president of the Midland Counties Photographic Federation.
Richard’s image, along with the winners in nine other categories, will be among almost 180 prints and digital images on view at the LSPS Annual Exhibition, which will be officially opened at All Saints Church by the town’s mayor Nick Wilkins at an awards evening on Friday.
He will present trophies for the winning images in nine of the categories in the annual competition – with Joy Morgan presenting the Landscape Trophy in memory of her late husband and society member, David Morgan.
The winning pictures in the annual competition are:
Club Level Digital Image – Decayed Leaf by Phil Stockwell
Club Level Print – Autumn Cottage by Martin Bruder
Portrait Print – Charles Lloyd at Love Supreme by Paul Beard
Local Scene – Into the Night by Paul King
Colour Print – Danger Zone by Mark Godfrey
Digital Image – Sebright Chickens by Richard Dunn
Monochrome Print – Cat on a White Stone Roof by Richard Earp
Natural History Print – Rain and Brown Skua by Hugh Tottle
Natural History Digital Image – Weevil by Yvonne Ferrier
Landscape Print – Sunset at Neist Point by Keith Roberts
Coun Wilkins will also make presentations to the winners of other competitions which have been run throughout the LSPS season.
LSPS chairman Tim Evans said: “Graham Walton praised the very high standard of pictures he had to judge – and what was particularly encouraging for me was the strong showing of Club Class and new members across all the classes in the annual competition and throughout the year.
“I am confident they will help LSPS, which is already the fourth largest photographic club in the Midlands and has a number of groups catering for specific photographic interests and genres, continue to thrive and to encourage newcomers.”
The Annual Exhibition, which is free to visit, is open to the public at All Saints in Victoria Terrace, Leamington, runs from Saturday (May 6) to May 14, from 10.30am to 5.30pm and from midday until 5pm on Sundays.
Visit www.lsps.org.uk/ or further details.