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Results: Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition

NIPA have just announced the results of the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition and our congratulations go out to Vivienne Beck who was awarded 3rd place in the Projected Digital Images category with her image Blackbird on Blackberries.

Blackbird on Blackberries

Congratulations Vivienne! 

From NIPA

 

NIPA would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition.  Here are the results:

FIRST and SILVER PLATE WINNER
“Got-Ya”
Josie Devlin
Dungannon-Cookstown Camera Club

SECOND
“Mates for Life”
Louise Borbely
Central Photographic Association

THIRD
“Red Deer Stag”
Alan Cranston
Carrickfergus Camera Club

HIGHLY COMMENDED
“Emerging Crane Fly”
Louise Borbely
Central Photographic Association

HIGHLY COMMENDED
“Stonechat & Beetle”
Nigel Snell
Bangor & North Down Camera Club

COMMENDED
“Emerging Six-Spot Burnet Moth”
Ted McKee
Ards Camera Club

COMMENDED
 “Ajax Imperator in Flight”
Danny McCaughan
Donaghadee Camera Club

COMMENDED
“Living High”
Eileen McCausland
Dungannon-Cookstown Camera Club

Awards made for Projected Digital Images

FIRST
Fox, Yellowstone
Bob Given
Catchlight Camera Club

SECOND
Fang
S Lyttle
Antrim Camera Club

THIRD
Blackbird on Blackberries
Vivienne Beck
Belfast Photo Imaging Club

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Common Blue
Ted McKee
Ards Camera Club

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Bison
Anne Given
Catchlight Camera Club

COMMENDED
Salmon Fishing
Adrian McGrath
Banbridge Camera Club

COMMENDED
Mature Ursus Maritimus
Anne Given
Catchlight Camera Club

COMMENDED
Red Squirrel
Ted McKee
Ards Camera Club

Congratulations to all, well done!

12/13 Season Review

As the 12/13 season draws to a close it's a great opportunity to thank everyone for making it a great season and to look back over the highlights from the last 12 months.

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

  • Stephen Wilson had an image selected as the runner-up in the BBC Countryfile Photo Competition
  • BPIC hung an exhibition at Belfast City Hospital

September 2012

  • Brian Bennett received an EAPU Panel Award at the East Antrim Open
  • Brian Bennett's mono print "Christine" was selected for inclusion in the NIPA entry in the Celtic Challenge 2012
  • Karen McCrea, Melissa Gordon, Martin Lamb and Brian Bennett each had images selected for the Celtic Challenge
  • Roger Eager's image came second in the Shorts Camera Club - My Titanic Belfast Competition

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

January 2013

  • Vivienne Beck placed first in the PDI section of the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition
  • Club Trip: Donegal
  • Guest Speaker: Roy McKeown FRPS
  • Guest Speaker: Glenn Norwood
  • In the NIPA Novice Competition Gareth O'Cathain placed 1st in the Mono print section with "The Blacksmith", placed 2nd in the Colour print section with "Helen's Wool" and received a Commended for his PDI "Zimbabwe Danger".

    Mel Boyle received a commended for his Mono Print "Indian Labourers".

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition Results

We're delighted to be able to share that BPIC member Vivienne Beck placed first in the PDI section of the Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition with her fantastic image entitled Piggy Back Ride.

Congratulations Vivienne!

Piggybackride_VivienneBeck_BPIC.jpg

Here are the full results;

Prints

1st Place and overall winner of the Trophy was Alan Cranston from Carrickfergus Camera Club with a print titled Slowly Does It.

2nd Place awarded to Christine Cassidy of Pilots Row with a print titled “When The Tide Comes In”.

3rd Place awarded to Gregory Mc Straw of Banbridge Camera Club titled “The Serpent”.

Highly Commended went to Brian McKenna for a print titled “Shield Bugs Mating”.

Highly Commended went to Gregory McStraw Banbridge Camera Club titled “Four Spotted Chaser”

Commended went to Brendan Hinds of CBPPU for a print titled “Robin With Mayfly”

PDI’s

1st Place awarded to Vivienne Beck of BPIC for image titled “Piggy Back Ride”

2nd Place awarded to Alan Cranston of Carrickfergus Camera Club for image titled “White Stripped Anemone”

3rd Place awarded to Danny McCaughan of Donaghadee Camera Club for image titled “Okavango Reed Frog”

Highly Commended to Danny McCaughan of Donaghadee Camera Club for image titled “ Bats in The Rain”

Commended to Brendan Hinds of CBPPU Camera Club for image titled “Andy’s Flowers”

Commended to Alan Cranston of Carrickfergus Camera Club for image titled “Actinothoe Sphyrodote”

NIPA - 12/13 - Round 1

On Thursday the 25th October the round 1 judging night took place at Christian Brothers, here's how we fared.

PDI

  • Karen McCrea - Woodland - 11
  • Mark Davison - Mouse - 10
  • Brian Bennett - Field Ready - 10
  • Vivienne Beck - Piggy Back Ride - 9

Mono

  • Brian Bennett - Friends - 12
  • Karen McCrea - Freckles - 8
  • Alan Lavery - Milan - 8
  • Brian Maguire - Wondering - 10

Colour

  • Brian Bennett - Sunflowers - 10
  • Stephen Wilson - Lone Tree Sunset - 13 (Starred Image)
  • David Donnelly - Down The Duff - 11
  • Brian Maguire - Havana Dude - 14 (Starred Image - Top Colour Print)

After round one BPIC is sitting in 4th place with a score of 99 points, congratulations everyone!

Following is the top scoring image from each category, and here is the full round 1 submission.

Karen McCrea - Woodland

Karen McCrea - Woodland

Brian Bennett - Friends

Brian Bennett - Friends

Brian Maguire - Havana Dude - Starred Image - Top Colour Print

Brian Maguire - Havana Dude - Starred Image - Top Colour Print