2018 Photographic Competition Winners

With thanks to NZ Guns & Hunting for helping us judge, and pick these amazing photos

Flora & Fauna
Winner ~  Aaron Snook
Judges comment ~ Excellent depth of field. Strong contrast between subject matter and surround. Good highlights on mushrooms.

Birds
Winner ~ Kyle Mitchell
Judges comment ~ Strong contrast between subject matter and background. Good capture of catchlight on Falcons eye. Bird appears undisturbed.

Game Animals
Winner ~ Eion Queen
Judges comment ~ Excellent depth of field. Chamois undisturbed and interacting. Good rule of thirds composition.

Game Camera
Winner ~ Stacey Rust
Judges comment: ~ Candid subject matter. Strong contrast between foreground and background. Clear and in focus. Great focal point.

Human Interest
Winner ~ Tim Stewart
Judges Comment ~ Moody with an atmosphere of adventure. Excellent rule of thirds composition. Deep depth of field. Strong contrast between foreground and background.

Scenic
Winner ~ Kyle Mitchell
Judges comment ~ Tranquil and serene. Leads the viewer to follow the stream course. Excellent depth of field. Solid contrast between the stream and bush.

Sika
Winner ~ Sophie McKenzie
Judges comment ~ Powerful image. Great contrast between foreground and background. Good composition. Stag looks calm and confident. Good capture of catchlight on stags eye.