Virginia Wildlife Magazine Winners

Bob Schamerhorn’s Cedar Waxwing, Second Place

The Colonial Nature Photography Club once again is heavily represented in the Virginia Wildlife Magazine photography contest!  Congratulations to President Barb Houston won first place in the “Birds of a Feather” category for an amazing photo of a male orchard oriole feeding its young offspring. Also in “Birds of a Feather:” Bob Schamerhorn won second place with a stunning photo of a Cedar Waxwing on his heated water feeder  and also got an honorable mention for a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, and Jose Hernandez won third place with a sweet photo of a Sanderling. Rob Sabitini also picked up an honorable mention in that category with an American Goldfinch on a thistle. In the category “Scenic Landscapes,” Chris Tennant and Barb Houston both received honorable mentions, Chris for a photo of Buckroe Beach after a rain and Barb for one of her gorgeous sunsets along the James. In “Furry Critters,” Rob Sabitini won first place with his beautiful grey fox photo, and Jose Hernandez got second place with a photo of a doe warding off another deer; he also won two honorable mentions, one for a 10-point buck and one for a young black bear standing on its hind legs and looking right at the camera. In “A Bug’s Life,” Bob Schamerhorn received third place for a beautiful photo of a black swallowtail emerging from its chrysalis. In a new category, “Digital Effects,” Bob Shamerhorn took first place with a cool shot of a Brown Pelican; the digital effects enhance the idea of motion as the pelican is about to plunge into the water. Jose Hernandez created a very cool HDR shot of an abandoned house in Isle of Wight County and was awarded an honorable mention for it. Congratulations, all!

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