Amateur Wildlife and Birding Photography Competition – Winner May & June

Posted on Fri August 5, 2016.

Congratulations to Braeme Holland for walking away with the bi-monthly prize in the Amateur Wildlife and Birding Photography Competition for the second time!  The stunning image above has won him the:

Bi-monthly Winner – Selected by Panel of Judges
– Two-night all-inclusive stay at Indlovu River Lodge with access to our photography hides.
This winning photograph will also come into contention for the Grand Prize.

Photographer:  Braeme Holland

Title:  Catch of the day

Location:  Intaka Island: Cape Town

Date: 12 March 2016

Description:  Both myself and this purple heron were obviously playing the waiting game. I was waiting for him to pounce and catch his breakfast while he didn’t seem to be in a hurry at all to do so.I was still determined to get the shot and was prepared to wait. I guess the photographer needs to be just as patient as the heron in order to get the perfect catch. Eventually i think we both got what we wanted!

Name:  Purple Heron

Camera:  Canon 7dmk2

Lens: Canon 300mmf4is

Aperture:  F5.6

Shutter speed: 1/2500

For more info on our yearlong Amateur Wildlife and Birding Photography Competition, please click here.

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Lodge: +27 (0) 15 383 9918 or email: reservations@irl.co.za