Amateur Tamworth Photographer scoops national prize

Thursday, 20th April 2017

A BUDDING Tamworth Photographer has won a national Wild Bird photography competition after impressing judges.

The 61-year-old photographic enthusiast Richard Kinson, from Bolehall, entered his picture of a goldfinch in to the ‘Wilko Wild Bird Calendar’ competition and was selected as now of the winners to be featured in the official 2018 calendar.

Richard who has a stored passion for all things photographic was ‘delighted’ to pick up the accolade.

Richard said: “I am delighted to be a winner, never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be. I love getting out and about with my camera as often as I can; bird photography is one of my passions.”

The photos that was selected to feature in the calendar was of a goldfinch and the image was taken at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

Richard loves getting out and about with his camera as often as he can.

Richard loves getting out and about with his camera as often as he can.

The ‘Wilko Wild Bird Calendar’ competition was open to all national amateur photographer and ran from January to March this year.

After the closing date, 12 winner were chosen as part of the contest and their photographs will now be featured in the 2018 calendar.

At the moment, Richard’s image looks like it could be used for the month of March.

The judges chose his image due to him capturing the bird mid-flight and in perfect light.

Neil Faihurst, pet buyer at Wilko said: “Capturing the goldfinch mid-flight is extremely impressive and shows off the stunning feathers of the wild birds.

“We were overwhelmed but the number of entries and the quality of the photos submitted. The result is a stunning selection of Wild Bird photography for our 2018 calendar.”

The calendar will go on sale online and in store from 11 September this year.

Some more of Richard’s amazing images.