Mandarin Duck takes first place

At the meeting of Fraserburgh Photographic Society on April 4, members received the results of the sixth monthly competition.

The judge was Ian Davidson, life president of the Townend Camera Club based just outside Irvine, Ayrshire.

He has been judging photographs for 30 years and, since 2006, has been on the Scottish Photographic Federation list of judges.

First place went to Stuart Fenty with ‘Mandarin Duck, Elgin’.

Mr Davidson said that it was a quality image and that he could not find faults with it whatsoever, commenting that it is pin sharp, punchy and has the added bonus of reflection in the water.

Second was ‘Popular Place’ by Alister Henderson.

This is an image of the burn that leaves the Loch of Strathbeg as it enters the sea. The judge said it was hid kind of image, that it conjured up images of who made the footprints and where were they going.

The sweep of the bay also draws eyes to the footprints, the judge said, adding that the image worked.

Stanley Partridges’ image ‘Robin’ secured third place.

Mr Davidson said that the image was one of one of his favourite birds and that it was well caught, sharp and punchy.

There was also a good use of the differential focus to blur the

These images and many others can be seen on the Society web site at

The next meeting is the annual general meeting which is to be held on
April 11.

The following week, Fraserburgh Photographic Society will host a competition with Peterhead Photographic Group when the images will be judged by David Pickford of Donside Camera Club based in Aford.

Further information on the schedule of the Fraserburgh Photographic Society can be found at their website.