For the Bracknell Nines Competition, Bracknell invites 8 other local clubs across the three local federations to submits six images. The judging is then by an external judge and each image is marked out of 10 each.
Arctic Tern attack
On my Seabirds and Castles tour in June 2022 we visited the Isle of May which is off North Berwick in Scotland. To get to and from the dock we had to run the gauntlet of the nesting Arctic Terns. I tried to emulate Robert Harvey’s prize winning image of an arctic tern coming in to attack.
The image had been previously entered into the second round of the digital image competition in 2021-22.
… it is almost an abstract this picture, there is a little bit of detail in the main tern there and I assume the attacker is just flying off into the distance
… it is almost an interpr3etation of the terns as opposed to a study of them
… I like the narrative that you have got here of the one tern out of focus and almost is if the main tern is looking at it as it is going away there, and the crop of the picture enhances that feeling I think
… I don’t know it just doesn’t quite have that impact, is that because I’d like to see more detail in the bird? Or, more information in the picture, to me it just does not hold me
ISO 100 105mm f/7.1 1/1600 sec
The image is from my Seabirds and Castles workshop visit to North Berwick visit