Following on from the previous post regarding the shortlisted entries for the Wild Didcot photo competition we have now chosen the winners!
Winner of the over 18 category
Whilst we had a great number of fantastic entries (including many that didn’t make the shortlist) the judges had a clear favourite for the overall winner.
We are delighted to announce that Raymond, who took the photo of the bee and blossom, won this category. The cherry blossom trees are a wonderful sight in Didcot each spring and this image perfectly captured why. The judges loved the light filtering through the petals, the spring like colours as well as the bee being captured at just the right time!
Under 18 category
An even harder decision to make. So hard that we enlisted the help of the head of photography from a local school (thank you!). She helped us make the final choice, which is Jake’s photo of a kestrel. Once again we loved the composition and use of negative space. The restful gaze of the bird and muted colour palette also worked beautifully.