Dale wins the Quaich

“Adult Male Kingfisher” by Dale Powell

A great collection of 72 images were entered for this year’s Quig Quaich, our first competition of the year. Founder of the competition, Robert Quig judged the entries very fairly and, as always, gave insightful feedback on all the images. His comments are indeed of real value to the members.

Four images scored a maximum 20 points: Colin Robinson’s “Lost Board” (a wind surfer dropping his board); Martin Clark’s “Dunure Evening” (a mono image of Dunure Castle with its reflection in a beach pool); and two from Dale Powell, the “Adult Male Kingfisher” (above) and “Old Hands”. There were also many other outstanding images, particularly in the portrait section.

Each entrant submitted a total of six images from three categories. The marks were then added to give their final scores out of a possible 120.

Dale Powell achieved the top score of 114, and so Dale is this year’s winner of the Quig Quach! Congratulations!
In second place was Martin Clark (110 points), and Kevin Thorne was third (107 points). Well done guys!

“Dunure Evening” by Martin Clark