Congratulations to Des Connors from Mid Louth Camera Club, who was declared the overall winner in the 2012 IPF National Nature finals over the weekend with his image ‘Fish Presenting Display’.
Congrats to all who reached the national finals which took place in Westport on Saturday and many thanks to renowned wildlife and natural history cinematographer Colin Stafford-Johnson for judging this years competition.
Results of the National Nature Finals 2012 as follows:
|Overall Winner||Fish Presenting Display||Des Connors||Mid Louth CC|
|1st||Greenfinch||Freddie McArdle||Dundalk PS|
|2nd||Evening Wolf||Charlie Galloway||Waterford CC|
|3rd||Proud Mum||Donal Byrne||Kilkenny PS|
|Cert of Honourable Mention||Gannets in Love||Bill Power||Mallow CC|
|Cert of Honourable Mention||Desert Snakes||Gary Hill||Mullingar CC|
|Cert of Honourable Mention||Bear Field||Kevin Johnson||Limerick CC|
|Cert of Honourable Mention||An Irish Pine Marten||Noel Marry||Mid Louth CC|
Gary Rowe says
For a club in Dublin it is a long way to Westport for our members to see the entries in the competition, but with the internet I’d hoped to be able to see the entries here and so point out this site to our members… I am very disappointed that the only photographs here are two very small pictures that do not do the shots justice.
As the IPF Liaison Officer for our club (Offshoot PS), I want to be able to get members interested in these kinds of events, and let them see the quality of the work submitted. As it is, one of our members received an Honorable Mention and so I hoped to use this to build interest … but there is nothing here to interest them.
I think this is an opportunity missed – you have a presentation space here to not only all of the Irish clubs but the world, you’re representing all of us to the world, but there is nothing to show for it, nothing to draw in people and excite them.
I hope you will strongly consider my request that the IPF show the works that merit acclaim here on their site – we are missing out on so much by this omission.
Gary Langley says
I am from England (dont hold that against me) and i dropped by to see some stunning nature picture on display.
I saw two picture, both very small and not showing the true skills of the photographers.
Ill keep coming back, and i hope in the future to see your members work at its best.
Kind Regards G
Hi Gary, Thanks for your interest – we agree! We are currently working on the site image functionality and soon hope to be able to show off some of the wonderful images that are being successful for our members.
Darragh Sherwin says
Hoping to have the images on the website up in a few days, just need to get a over a technical hiccup
Darragh Sherwin says
Most of the projected images have now been added to the results page.
Bill Power says
Despite a distance of over 220 miles from where I live, I travelled to the event. There was stunning images on display. Last year’s competition was smoothly run. Colin Stanford Johnson was knowledge not just on the subject of photography but also on the individual plants and animals. He correctly identified images which appear to have been set up (I think he was right) and marked accordingly.
Des Connors’s Kingfishers image was the undisputed champion of the day. The score of 19 out of 20 was richly deserved. It was nature photography at its best.
By the way, my image which did nicely in the projected category is not in the picture gallery.
Overall, the experience in Westport was both educational and entertaining.