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

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RESULTS - 2022 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION FOR SUFFOLK BRANCH MEMBERS

The standard of entries was very high, making it a closely run vote.  Congratulations to the top three.  Thank you to everyone who took part.  We look forward to your photographs from 2022 when our competition returns next time.
First
Entry 1
by Mark Brewster
Heath Fritillaries; Hockley Woods, Essex; 24th Jun 2021 - photo
Second
Entry 23 by Jane Henderson
Emperor Moth; Westleton Heath; 19th April 2021 - photo
Third
Entry 14 by Debbie Broom
Wall Brown; Sudbourne Churchyard; 2nd June 2021  - photo
You can see larger photographs under the entry number below

Click here to see the entries and results of the 2021 competition

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

ENTRY 23
Emperor Moth; Westleton Heath; 19th April 2021 - photo

ENTRY 24
Brown Argus; Sizewell Belts; 10th Aug 2021 - photo

ENTRY 25
Grayling; Rendlesham Forest; 24th Aug 2021 - photo

ENTRY 26
Small Tortoiseshell larvae; Ringsfield; 24th July 2021 - photo

ENTRY 27
Small Skipper [prob!]; Lound Lakes; 25th July 2021 - photo

ENTRY 28
Gatekeeper; Barnby; 9th August 2021 - photo

ENTRY 29
Common blue; Landguard; 14th August 2021  - photo


ENTRY 30
Comma; Rushmere St Andrew; 5th September 2021   - photo


ENTRY 31
Speckled Wood; Sutton Hoo; 19th September 2021    - photo


ENTRY 32
Swallowtail; NNT’s Hickling Broad nature reserve; June 2021 - photo


ENTRY 33
Swallowtail; NNT’s Hickling Broad nature reserve; June 2021 - photo


ENTRY 34
Common Blue; Hopton; August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 35
Lime hawk moth, Pakenham; 28th May 2021 - photo


ENTRY 36
Painted lady; Pakenham; 11th August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 37
Pine Beauty; Pakenham; 31st March 2021 - photo


ENTRY 38
Grayling; North Warren; 8th July 2021 - photo


ENTRY 39
Red Admiral (and Comma); Rushmere St Andrew; 5th September 2021 - photo


ENTRY 40
Painted Lady; Rushmere St Andrew; 24th August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 41
Small Copper; Rushmere St Andrew; 2nd June 2021 - photo


ENTRY 42
Six-spot Burnet, rare yellow spotted variation - Zygaena filipendulae flava, Thurston, July 2021- photo


ENTRY 43
Red Underwing; Exning; 14 August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 44
Green Hairstreak; Kings Forest (Suffolk); 31st May 2021 - photo


ENTRY 45
Swallowtail; RSPB Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk); 13th June 2021 - photo


ENTRY 46
Small Copper; Lynford Arboretum (Norfolk); 24th July 2021 - photo


ENTRY 47
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth; Hazlewood Marshes meadow; 8th July 2021 - photo


ENTRY 48
Marbled Whites; Devil's Dyke,  Newmarket; 11th July 2021 - photo


ENTRY 49
Tawny Wave; Chalk Lane, Kings Forest; 20th August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 50
Female Brown Argus (Aricia Agestis) var. snelleni, Laxfield, 14th August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 51
Female Small Copper (Lycaena Phlaeas) ab. caeruleopunctata, Laxfield, 19th August 2021 - photo


ENTRY 52
Small Skipper (Thymelicus Sylvestris), Laxfield, 16th July 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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