Cap­ture Na­ture prize win­ners

Wanneroo Weekender - - Front Page - Tyler Brown

EDGE­WA­TER res­i­dent Nathan Yaschenko’s at­ten­tion to de­tail has seen him win the City of Joon­dalup’s 2018 Cap­ture Na­ture Photography com­pe­ti­tion.

The 18-year-old’s stun­ning photo of a Var­ie­gated Fairy-wren, ti­tled Black, Blue and Beau­ti­ful (right), was an­nounced as the win­ner at a cer­e­mony on Fri­day, tak­ing home the $300 prize.

His cap­tion read: “An ex­ceed­ingly colour­ful Var­ie­gated Fairy-wren takes a break from his con­tin­ual dart­ing about to in­spect the in­truder on his res­i­dence.”

Judges said it was a dif­fi­cult shot to cap­ture, that it would have taken pa­tience, and had per­fect com­po­si­tion and amaz­ing qual­ity.

Sec­ond place and $200 went to Dun­craig Se­nior High School’s Rachael Janse Van Rens­burg for Rain­drop, while Ocean Reef Se­nior High School’s Lot­tie Deighton came third and re­ceived $175 for Cu­ri­ous Crus­tacean.

Fourth place and $125 went to Ni­cholas Fan­tini, from Green­wood Col­lege, for Goofy Goose.

The com­pe­ti­tion is held in sup­port of World En­vi­ron­ment Day on June 5.

Open to youth aged 12 to 18 years who ei­ther live or study in the City, this year’s com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted a record 189 pho­tog­ra­phers who were asked to sub­mit an orig­i­nal im­age of a lo­cal beach, bush or wet­land en­vi­ron­ment.

Clock­wise from left: Fourth place: Goofy Goose by Ni­cholas Fan­tini. Third place: Cu­ri­ous Crus­tacean by Lot­tie Deighton. Sec­ond place: Rain­drop by Rachael Janse Van Rens­burg. Inset: First place win­ner Black, Blue and Beau­ti­ful.

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