Birds captured

Matt Nettheim, winner of the general bird section with his action shot of a pardalote.

Matt Nettheim, winner of the general bird section with his action shot of a pardalote.

Neeltje Grootenboer (left) with Jane Renwick by the photo wall.

Neeltje Grootenboer (left) with Jane Renwick by the photo wall.

The KI Shorebirds Photo Exhibition opened on Friday May 2 at the KI Community Art Gallery.

Photos had to be of birds taken on KI. Twenty-one photographers showcased their work, some for the first time.

The shorebirds section was won by Neeltje Grootenboer for her stunning portrait of a White-faced Heron.

Matt Nettheim won the general birds section with his capture of a pardalote in action.

Best Youth Entry was given to Aidan Hamilton for his abstract view of a bird in a window.

Well-known professional photographer Quentin Chester and local artist Janine Mackintosh judged the entries and were impressed by the quality of the work, with Ms Mackintosh saying, “birds are obviously favourite photographic subject for islanders, with many of the photographs really capturing their unique behaviours and characteristics”.

The organisers hope this will become an annual event.

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