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PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FOR SUFFOLK BRANCH MEMBERS

Results

The Suffolk Branch Photographic Competition, held in Feb/Mar this year was a success with 80 photographs submitted by our members.  Unfortunately, Covid restrictions dictated the cancellation of the 2020 AGM, so our members didn't get to view the entries as usual in person.  We trust that this online alternative was a more than suitable alternative. 

A large number of the entries received votes and we are pleased to announce that the results are

First - Entry 66; Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Kessingland, Suffolk; 25 Jun 2020 - photo by David Borderick

Second (joint) - Entry 15; Common Blues, Abberton Reservoir, Essex; 13-Jul-2020 - photo by Paul Claridge
Second (joint) - Entry 35;Wall Brown Carlton Marshes, Suffolk; 25th May 2020  - photo by Robert Quadling

Third - ENTRY 8; Swallowtail; Wheatfen NR (Ted Ellis Trust), Norfolk; 29 May 2020 - photo by David Pitt

The standard of entries was very high, making it a closely run vote. Thank you to everyone who took part. We look forward to your photographs from 2021 when our competition returns next time.

ENTRY 1
Peacock, Hasketon, 3 May 2020 - photo

ENTRY 2.
Cinnabar Moth, Hasketon, 14 Jun 2020
- photo

ENTRY 3
Common Blue (female), Kesgrave, 21 Jun 2020 - photo

ENTRY 4
Meadow Brown, Cratfield Suffolk, 12 Jul 2020 - photo

ENTRY 5
Gatekeeper (male), Cratfield Suffolk, 12 Jul 2020 - photo

ENTRY 6
Mint Moth, Cratfield Suffolk, 20 Jul 2020 - photo

ENTRY 7
Poplar Hawk-moth; Worlingham, Suffolk; 3 May 2020
Nikon D7500; Nikon 18-300mm at 300mm; ISO450 1/250s f10 - photo

ENTRY 8
Swallowtail; Wheatfen NR (Ted Ellis Trust), Norfolk; 29 May 2020
Nikon D7500; Nikon 18-300; ISO320 1/400s f10 - photo

ENTRY 9
Cream-spot Tiger; Walberswick, Suffolk (edge of coastal reed bed); 8 June 2020
Nikon D7500; Nikon 18-300mm; ISO320 1/500s f9 - photo

ENTRY 10
Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena Purpuralis) Wissett, Halesworth  30th June 2020 - photo

ENTRY 11
Brown-tail Moth (Euproctis Chrysorrhoea) Wissett, Halesworth  12th July 2020 - photo

ENTRY 12
Vapourer Moth (Orgyia Antiqua) Wissett, Halesworth 14th October 2020 - photo

ENTRY 13
Red Admiral, Nacton, 2020 - photo

ENTRY 14
 Red Admiral, Nacton,2020 - photo

ENTRY 15
Common Blues, Abberton Reservoir,  13-Jul-2020;
Panasonic DMC-FZ200,  ISO 400,  f4.0,  1/2000  - photo

ENTRY 16
Brown Argus, Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Essex.  20-Jul-2020;
Panasonic DMC-FZ200,  ISO 400,  f4.0,  1/2000 sec   - photo

ENTRY 17
Silver-washed Fritillary, Bradfield Woods, Suffolk,   05-Jul-2020;
Nikon D300,   105mm Macro lens,   ISO 400,   f14.0,   1/160 sec.   - photo

ENTRY 18
Silver studded blue, Westleton Common 7th July 2020.   - photo

ENTRY 19
Green-veined White and Small Copper, Newmarket Heath Suffolk, 26th July 2020   - photo

ENTRY 20
Peacock Newmarket Heath Suffolk 19 July 2020   - photo

ENTRY 21
Marbled White, In Reach near Newmarket Suffolk; in 20 July 2020 - photo

ENTRY 22
Silver-washed Fritillary, photographed in Bradfield woods, Suffolk 3/7/20   - photo

ENTRY 23
Emperor moth, 04/04/20 pheromone lured, Pakenham;
Olympus TG5   - photo

ENTRY 24
Merveille du Jour 22/10/20 to 125W MV, Pakenham;
Olympus TG5  - photo

ENTRY 25
Yellow faced bell 09/05/20 chance encounter, Pakenham;
Olympus TG5 - photo

ENTRY 26
6-belted clearwing female taken at home in thurston July 2020
Canon 7D with 100-400 lens at f8   - photo

ENTRY 27
White admiral taken at SWT Bradfield Wood in July 2020
Canon 7D with 100-400 lens   - photo

ENTRY 28
Hornet moths at Thurston 30 June 20 - photo
Panasonic LX5

ENTRY 29
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas), 2nd September (2020). Onehouse, Suffolk
Nikon D7200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro and Manfrotto Monopod - photo

ENTRY 30
Small Skipper with Marbled White (Thymelicus sylvestris and Melanargia galathea), 20th June (2020), Landseer Park, Ipswich;
Nikon D7200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro and Manfrotto Monopod - photo
 

ENTRY 31
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), 24th April (2020), Ash Road, Onehouse (Close to our front door)
Nikon D7200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro and Manfrotto Monopod - photo
 

ENTRY 32
Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria), 3rdAugust 2020, Walberswick   - photo

ENTRY 33
Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria), 3rdAugust 2020, Walberswick - photo

ENTRY 34
Brimstone  Carlton Marshes 1st August 2020  - photo

ENTRY 35
Wall Brown Carlton Marshes  25th May 2020  - photo

ENTRY 36
Common Blue  Carlton Marshes   5th September 2020  - photo

ENTRY 37
Comma - Blundeston - 11 July 2020    - photo
 

ENTRY 38
Gatekeeper - Barsham - 20 July 2020    - photo
 

ENTRY 39
Brimstone - Beccles - 24 July 2020    - photo
 

ENTRY 40
Large White feeding: 1st Sept 2020, Bredfield  - photo
 

ENTRY 41
Green-brindled Crescent: 7th Oct, Bredfield  - photo
 

ENTRY 42
Feathered Thorn: 23rd October, Bredfielld  - photo
 

ENTRY 43
Mullein Moth caterpillar, Beck Row, 25 May 2020  - photo
Huawei P30 mobile phone triple lens 40 mega pixels
 

ENTRY 44
Maiden's Blush, Beck Row, 24 Jul 2020  - photo
Huawei P30 mobile phone triple lens 40 mega pixels

ENTRY 45
Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Beck Row, 17 Sep 2020  - photo
 Huawei P30 mobile phone triple lens 40 mega pixels

ENTRY 46
White Letter Hairstreak, Conservatory open window, Exning, 25 June 2020 at 4.50  - photo
Used the camera’s flash

ENTRY 47
Common Blue, Near A14, Exning, 17 July 2020- photo
 
Sunny

ENTRY 48
Common Blue, Near A14, Exning, 22 July 2020 - photo
Sunny; heavily cropped

ENTRY 49
Green Hairstreak - Callophrys Rubi - Landguard Reserve - May 28th 2020  - photo
Nokia 7.2
 

ENTRY 50
Ringlet - Aphantopus hyperantus - Ipswich (Northgate) Allotments - 23 June 2020   - photo
Nokia 7.2
 

ENTRY 51
Painted Lady - Vanessa Cardui - Ipswich (Northgate) Allotments - 30 July 2020  - photo
 Nokia 7.2

ENTRY 52
White letter Hairstreak - Bramfield (Halesworth) July 2020    - photo
iphone 8
 

ENTRY 53
Brown-tail Moth, Blazhall, 18 Jul 2020 - photo
 

ENTRY 54
Small Purple & Gold moths, Blaxhall, 28 May 2020  - photo
 

ENTRY 55
Spindle Ermine moth, Blaxhall, 25 Jun 2020 - photo
 

ENTRY 56
Silver Washed Fritillary Valezina, Bonny Wood, Jul 2020  - photo
 

ENTRY 57
Sallow, Ipswich Golf Course, Suffolk 20 Sep 2020  - photo

ENTRY 58
Essex skipper larva swept from long grass, Ewarton, Suffolk 31 May 2020   - photo

ENTRY 59
Green hairstreak Ipswich Golf Course, Suffolk 21 April 2020.    - photo

ENTRY 60
Toadflax Brocade making a poor job of camouflage on a purple cane topper, Ipswich, 24 July 2020 - photo
Penax K3, Sigma 18-300, 1/160s f/9 ISO160

ENTRY 61
Common Blue, Landguard, 18 August 2020 - photo
Pentax K3 Sigma 18-250, 1/400s f/8 ISO800

ENTRY 62
Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Ipswich 25 August 2020 - photo
Pentax K3, Sigma 18-300, 1/400s f/11 ISO1600

ENTRY 63
Peacock, Halesworth, 16 April 2020 - photo

ENTRY 64
Orange Tip 1st instar, Halesworth, 25 May 2020 - photo

ENTRY 65
Orange Tip 4th or 5th instar, Halesworth, 19 June 2020 - photo

ENTRY 66
Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Kessingland, Suffolk. 25 Jun 2020. - photo

ENTRY 67
Silver washed Fritilary Valezina, Theberton Woods, Suffolk. 02 Jul 2020 - photo

ENTRY 68
White Admiral, North Cove, Suffolk. 22 Jun 2020. - photo

ENTRY 69
Dingy Skipper,    Chalk Lane, North Stow, Kings Forest,     Monday 18th May . - photo

ENTRY 70
Silver Washed Fritillary,     SWT Bradfield Woods,    Saturday 20th June - photo

ENTRY 71
Grayling,    SWT Hazlewood Marshes,    Sunday 26th July - photo

ENTRY 72
Leopard Moth - 17 June 2020 , Fircroft Road. Ipswich IP1, photo

ENTRY 73
Brown-tail - 7 July 2020, Fircroft Road. Ipswich IP1, photo

ENTRY 74
Peppered Moth - 15 June 2020, Fircroft Road. Ipswich IP1, photo

ENTRY 75
Peacock in Kiln Meadow, Belstead Brook Park. Taken on 26 March 2020  photo

ENTRY 76
Brown Hairstreak in Bobbits Lane Meadow, Belstead Brook Park.  Taken on 30 July 2020   photo

ENTRY 77
Green Hairstreak in Kiln Meadow, Belstead Brook Park.  Taken on 9 May 2020    photo

ENTRY 78
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly - Landseer Park - 18 June 2020     photo

ENTRY 79
Speckled Wood Butterfly - In my Garden(IP4) - 19 April 2020      photo

ENTRY 80
Brown Hairstreak Butterfly - Bourne Park - 02 August 2020       photo

Photographic Competition Rules

Timetable
 1. Entries can be submitted from 15 Jan 2021 to 28 Feb 2021
 2. Votes can be made from 1 Mar 2021 to 21 Mar2021.
 3. Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be announced on our Website and on our Twitter account at the end of March - with photos
 4. Winning entries will be included in Summer Argus

Rules:
 5. Open only to members of Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation (SBBC)
 6. There is a maximum of three entries per person
 7. There is only one category. Any UK Butterfly or Moths at any stage of the life-cycle.
 8. Photographs must have been taken during 2020 in East Anglia, ie Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk.

How to Enter:
 9. Submit your entries (up to three) by attaching to an email and send to photocomp@suffolkbutterflies.org.uk by 28 February 2021.  For each please provide your name, species name, location and date taken.  You can also provide technical details but this is not necessary.
10. We will be unable to send an email to confirm entries have been received.
11. A few days after you send the entry check the competition page to ensure that your photo(s) are there and the details are correct.  Let us know if anything needs to be corrected.

How to Vote:
12. Votes can be made only by members of Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation
13. You may vote for up to three of the entries by emailing with the Entry Number and Species Name. email to photovote@suffolkbutterflies.org.uk
14. Voting opens 1st March 2021 and closes 21st March 2021. Any votes received before 1st March or after 21st March will be void.

Other Notes for Entrants:
15. All Entries will be displayed on the BC Suffolk Branch website, www.suffolkbutterflies.org.uk .
16. Each entry will show the species name (but not the entrant name) and will be given an entry number.  Winning entrant names will be given when announced.
17. As entries are received they may also be posted on Twitter, @BC_Suffolk, with the same information.
18. All images on the website will be resized to a maximum of 900 pixels wide (landscape) or 900 pixels high (portrait).  If you submit larger files, they will be resized before being put on the website or posted on Twitter.
19. The copyright of each photograph remains with the photographer.  We will only publish the photograph on the competition website page, in the Argus and on Twitter.

Digital Image Enhancement
20. In the spirit of the competition, your entries should be an accurate representation of what you saw when you took the photograph.  No composite images are allowed.  You may edit by adjusting exposure, contrast, and colour balance; noise reduction, sharpening and cropping are also permitted.  Cloning of images is not acceptable other than to remove dust spots or other very minor blemishes. 

Liz Cutting, Kevin Ling, Richard Perryman

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 Butterfly Records.

The Branch is always grateful for butterfly records and a recording form can be downloaded from the
recording page of this website.
We would be particularly grateful for records away from the coast and information on the following species:

Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, White Letter Hairstreak, Silver-studded Blue, Wall Brown, White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Grayling and Small Heath.

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