Cute photo leads to inaugural Picture of the Week success

Andy Deal's winning Picture of the Week entry. Picture: Andy Deal

Andy Deal's winning Picture of the Week entry. Picture: Andy Deal - Credit: Archant

Leaving the sanctuary of a warm nest behind them, this trio of inquisitive chicks have ensured a first for a keen amateur photographer.

This cute photo was captured by Andy Deal, of The Street, Carlton Colville – and it has been judged as our Picture of the Week winner.

Mr Deal said it was the first time he had entered a photographic competition - and he was delighted to have been chosen as the winner of our contest. He said: 'The birds were in a nesting box a few metres from our bedroom window and our grandchildren had been watching the parents feed the babies. This Sunday morning, in the wind and rain, the chicks decided to bail out of their nest and landed in our front garden, where the photo was taken while mum went off for supper. I believe there were five babies in total, but only three braved the photo shoot.'

As our winner, Mr Deal receives a 12in x 10in framed version of his photo, worth more than £60, from Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft. By progressing to our next six-monthly winners' final, he is also in with a shout of winning the top prize – a 12in x 18in photo block, worth £130. Entries can be of any subject, but they must be by amateur photographers and we prefer digital images.

We also accept prints but we cannot guarantee their return.

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Email us your pictures, along with your details and daytime phone number (and mobile number too if possible) to: putting Picture of the Week in the subject box.

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