Tasmania in Focus 2017 spring competition winners have been announced

Winners of The Examiner’s 2017 spring reader photo competition have been announced. 

More than 350 images were submitted to Tasmania in Focus’ spring competition, giving photographers Phillip Biggs and Paul Scambler the very difficult tasks of reducing those entries to a Top 30 and picking a winner.

Picture: Mandy Kidd

Picture: Mandy Kidd

Mandy Kidd’s picture of dew drops in the garden was awarded first prize for the spring 2017 competition. 

Comments from the judges: Kidd’s use of colourful blooms on a wet morning was extremely fitting for the spring-themed competition. The fine detail in this image is what caught our attention. Kidd has captured an incredible depth of her subject, from the flower’s features to the tiny reflections inside the water drops. 

Picture: Danny Lee

Picture: Danny Lee

Danny Lee’s picture of a mother southern right whale frolicking with her calf at Sekelton Bay was highly commended by the judges. 

Comments from the judges: There is something magical about our sea and Lee has captured it. The sea’s beauty and mystery are highlighted in this image. While the murky sea water may give off a moody vibe, this picture has captured a special moment between a mother and calf. 

Angela Wood

Angela Wood

We put the Top 30 images to the community to vote for their favourite spring photo. 

Competition was strong, but Angela Wood claimed the People’s Choice Award for the 2017 spring edition of Tasmania in Focus. 

Wood’s image not only included a vibrant orange sunrise at Governor Island, she also managed to capture seals basking in the morning light. 

The summer edition of Tasmania in Focus has launched. Don’t forget to grab some pictures on your holidays and at family events so you can enter.