I was delighted to be awarded my LRPS in May 2015.
The panel of 10 images is shown above, the individual images below.
Backlit puffin, Shetland
Allt na Cloiche waterfall, Highlands
Mountain hare leveret, Highlands
Gannet on cliffs, Noss, Shetland
The Wood anemone was taken in Glen Affric early one morning using a reflector in a shaded woodland edge to get enough light to bring out the delicate detail in the petals without burning out the highlights. The challenge was also getting sufficient depth of field to get the whole flower sharp, whilst also throwing the background out of focus.
Red throated diver threat displaying at over-flying diver, Shetland
Backlit deer in dawn mist – This group of 2 hinds and a calf were photographed in an autumn dawn mist at Studley Royal, Yorkshire. The colours were amazing, and the rising sun backlit the deer, causing a beautiful golden fringe round each of the deer. I loved the backlit grass and dew.
Macro of a Large Red Damselfly taken near Loch Garten RSPB reserve. The challenge with insect macro photography is getting close enough to the insect without it flying away, plus getting enough light on the subject. Flash tends to leave unpleasant highlights and look too harsh, so I prefer to work with natural light. Reflectors are of limited use with insects, as they tend not to sit still while you get out a reflector, nor do they react well to large circles of fabric being waved in their vicinity!
Roebuck shedding velvet, Highlands. This was actually on the edge of Braemar golf-course!