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Welcome to the Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation
Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths

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2022 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FOR SUFFOLK BRANCH MEMBERS
Starting Mon 10th January 2022

Once again, because our AGM could not take place as planned in a village hall, the photographic competition is being held on-line.  This is for members of Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation (SBBC)

Each person can submit up to three entries by attaching to an email and sending to photocomp@suffolkbutterflies.org.uk
For each photo please provide your name, species name, location and date taken.

Entries can be submitted from Mon 10 Jan 2022 to Fri 11 Feb 2022
Photographs can be of any UK Butterfly or Moths, at any stage of the life-cycle, taken during 2021 in East Anglia, ie Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Votes by members of Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservationcan be made from Mon 14 Feb 2022 to Fri 4 Mar 2022 .
Winners will be announced week commencing Mon 7 Mar 2022

Click here for full details and rules.

ENTRY 1
Heath Fritillaries; Hockley Woods, Essex; 24th Jun 2021 - photo

ENTRY 2
Peacock, Onehouse, 2nd Feb 2021 - photo


ENTRY 3
Red Admiral, Onehouse, 28th Jul 2021 - photo


ENTRY 4
Toadflax Brocade just emerged from cocoon, Ipswich, 25th July 2021 - photo


ENTRY 5
Brimstone, Fuller's Mill Garden, 15th Sep 2021 - photo


ENTRY 6
Canary-shouldered Thorn, Ipswich, 2nd Sep  2021 - photo


ENTRY 7
Heath Fritillary; Hockley Wood, near Rayleigh, Essex; 24th June 2021 - photo

Nikon Z50 with Z Nikkor 24-200 lens

ENTRY 8
Chalkhill Blue; Devil’s Dyke, nr Newmarket, Suffolk – Cambridgeshire border; 19th July 2021 - photo

Nikon Z50 with Z Nikkor 24-200 lens

ENTRY 9
Female Marbled White ovipositing; Devil’s Dyke, nr Newmarket, Suffolk – Cambridgeshire border; 19th July 2021 - photo

Nikon Z50 with Z Nikkor 24-200 lens
Peter Eeles in Life Cycle of British and Irish Butterflies says: “I am always surprised at the apparent lack of care when the female is egg-laying – she will land on a grass stem or some other vegetation before releasing a single egg that simply drops to the ground…”. Egg about 1mm diameter.

ENTRY 10
Grayling; Westleton Common; 12th August 2021  - photo


ENTRY 11
Silver Studded Blue; Westleton Common; 2nd July 2021  - photo


ENTRY 12
White Letter Hairstreak; Dunwich; 15th July 2021  - photo


ENTRY 13
Wall Brown; Sudbourne Churchyard; 2nd June 2021  - photo

ENTRY 14
Wall Brown; Sudbourne Churchyard; 2nd June 2021  - photo

ENTRY 15
Wall Brown; Somerleyton Churchyard; 10th August 2021   - photo

ENTRY 16
Emperor Moth larvae; Thurston; July 2021  - photo
With Canon 7D and 100-400mm lens

ENTRY 17
Meadow Brown; Thurston; July 2021  - photo
With Canon 7D and 100-400mm lens

ENTRY 18
Adonis Blue; Devil's Dyke;  29th May 2021  - photo

ENTRY 19
Silver-studded Blue; Westleton Heath; 18th July 2021  - photo

ENTRY 20
Large Skipper;Charsfield; 26th June 2021  - photo

ENTRY 21
Painted Lady;Charsfield; 12th August 2021  - photo

ENTRY 22
Small Heath;Charsfield; 23rd June 2021  - photo

Photographic Competition Rules

Timetable
 1. Entries can be submitted from Mon 10 Jan 2022 to Fri 11 Feb 2022
 2. Votes can be made from Mon 14 Feb 2022 to Fri 4 Mar 2022 .
 3. Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be announced on our Website and on our Twitter account from Mon 7 Mar 2022  - 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 2021 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 Fri 11 February 2022.  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 Mon 14 Feb 2022 and closes Fri 4 Mar 2022. Any votes received before Mon 14 Feb 2022 or after Fri 4 Mar 2022 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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