Picture of robin lands photographer our weekly competition prize
PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 February 2016
FLUFFY FRIEND: The robin is easily recognised due to its distinctive red breast and plump appearance.
And for keen photographer Hayley King, this small bird has landed her a competition win in our weekly contest.
Miss King, who lives in Cambridge and works at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, took the image at a small nature reserve where she has been visiting for the past 18 months.
After previously winning our competition with images including a lizard, bumble bee and waterfall, Miss King - who was born and raised in Pakefield - said it “still comes as a surprise” to win.
“I regularly go down there on my days off to feed him berry suet pellets which he loves, and he really pulls on the heartstrings,” she said.
“On this occasion, it looked like he was posing a bit which gave me the opportunity to take some lovely pictures with my Canon camera.
“I took photography up as a hobby about 18 months ago and my camera comes everywhere with me.
“It still comes as a surprise to win and I am chuffed to bits.”
As our winner, Miss King receives a 12in x 10in framed version of her photo, worth more than £60, from Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft.
By progressing to our next six-monthly winners’ final, she is also in with a shout of winning the top prize – a 12in x 18in photo block, worth £130.
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