Congratulations to Erik Frebold of Vancouver for his winning photograph of a bird nest in winter in the Carp Hills. Erik’s photo will be our banner for March, a nice reminder that spring is on its way.
We’re visiting from Vancouver and the Carp Hills is our favourite place to ski because it’s so quiet, beautiful, and has great wildlife/birds. We spotted this nest today Feb. 17th; it’s about 1m off the ground and measures only 5cm across. My guess is it’s from a Marsh Wren. Photo was taken with a Pentax Optio W80 digital and lightly edited for contrast with the GIMP 2.10.8 (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) in Linux.
We had five submissions to the contest. Our judge, Chris Busby, made these comments on Erik’s photo:
Nice composition using the rule of thirds, colours have a nice range (blue shadows contrast nicely with browns and yellows of brush), nice shadow detail of nest.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit photos and to care about the Carp Hills.
Other contest submissions: