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Skomer Puffin Pics results

My understanding on accepting the life-threatening challenge of judging this competition was that it was a light-hearted affair meant to show that at NPS we enjoy our photography, enjoy being together, enjoy our field trips and have some fun. Long may it continue.

See the gallery for the super Puffin pics and comments – please add your own.

I’m told that just surviving the scorching sun and heat on Skomer on that day deserved a prize, so well done on getting some great shots in the conditions. One pic clearly shows the effect of the harsh conditions on four of our members.

As judge and final arbiter I have decided to award TWO winners. One for the best CREATIVE Puffin pic and the other for the best Natural History Puffin pic.




Winner of Creative Puffin Pic  is:

“Percy the Puffin and Conger eel”

Imaginative and hilarious!

Terry Goss


Winner of Natural History Puffin Pic is:

“Skomer Island”

Terrific capture of Puffin coming in to land with sand eels.

Ben Clarkson



Many thanks to Arfon for judging the competition and selecting the two worthy winners.


Kevin Hunt 

Hero to Zero

Piccadilly Trophy held at Gwynfe Camera club.

A good start to this competition, two prints with 17 points a 14 and a in the judges words ” a potential salon winner”, Corus Sunrise  which scored a 20 meant we went into the halfway mark with a 1 point lead over Monmouth, 2 over  host club Gwynfe, and a comfortable 3 over Rhoose and st Athan and Crai ( who had brought half their membership along , all six of them ).

Disaster was to strike in the second half which was  judged on  two DPI’s and 2 slides. This section saw us slip back dramatically to 4th place with 127 points, losing by 10 to Gwynfe and 3 behind Monmouth and Rhoose and St Athan ; our second half points equalled those scored by Crai, congratulations must go to Gwynfe for 3 stunning images which quite rightly scored 20 each to  heavily tip the balance in their favour. Well done Crai, especially as they are the smallest club in the Welsh Federation with only 12 members and only formed late last year . I am sure we will see more of them before long. They were certainly a happy crowd and kept me company through the night as I was on my own  ( all say aaaah!).


Trophy Winners 2007

  • Assignment Prints – Arfon John
  • Assignment DPI – Rob Lethbridge
  • Penscynor Cup for Flora & Fauna – Ben Clarkson
  • Charles Gratland Trophy for People – Kevin Hunt
  • W.G. Tonner Cup for Beginners Prints – D J Rajasekhar
  • Keith Harrison Trophy for Beginners DPI – Terry Goss
  • D Jennings Cup for Colour Prints 1,3,5 – Kevin Hunt
  • D. L. Williams Cup for Colour Prints 2,4,6 – Arfon John
  • J. M. Saunders Cup for Mono Prints 1,3,5 – Dewi Jones
  • Colin John Cup for Mono Prints 2,4,6 – Terry Goss
  • Ellis Jenkins Cup for DPIs – Arfon John / Haydn Thomas
  • Dennis Wood Trophy for DPI of the Year – Haydn Thomas
  • George Kerswill Trophy for Print of the Year – Haydn Thomas
  • Richard Cadle Trophy for External events – Arfon John
  • Vince Gwilym Trophy for Runner-up Photog of Year – Haydn Thomas
  • Photographer of the Year 2006-2007 – Arfon John

Piccadily Trophy

Don’t forget to bring prints, DPI,s or slides (or even all three) tomorrow night 15th May. Two images per author in each category, can be mono or colour .

Selections will be made by the selection commitee, unsuccesful entries will be returned next week !

Don’t miss this chance to score early external points for this new event. Competition looks like being stiff so lets have some good images .


This competition will be judged Thursday 13th June (this week), any one interested in coming let me know, either by e mail or see me tomorrow night at the club