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Sophie’s busy bee wins £100

The winning picture by Sophie Williamson-Chambers of a honey bee on a lavender plant in her Necton garden

The winning picture by Sophie Williamson-Chambers of a honey bee on a lavender plant in her Necton garden

A Necton photographer, who scooped one of the top prizes in the 2012 Breckland Photography Competition, has had her work on show at Swaffham Community Centre this week.

Sophie Williamson-Chambers, 27, caught the judges’ eye with this close-up shot of a honey bee on a lavender plant in her garden at School Road.

She said: “It was in the early afternoon and I had been outside taking pictures of different flowers and bumble bees as well.

“This honey bee one came out really sharp and I was very pleased with it. I really enjoy trying to get a good shot.”

Sophie, who works in the family business, won the Working Animal/Livestock category – and the £100 prize that goes with it – in the photographic competition run by Breckland Council.

Her picture has been on display at the community centre in Campingland, as part of a touring exhibition of this year’s entries, since Monday. Today is its last day on show at Swaffham.

This year’s overall winner was Roy Scrivener, from Dereham, with his dramatic picture of the sky over Hingham at dawn, which also won the Landscape category.

Competition judges were professional photographer Matthew Usher and Breckland’s executive member for localism, community and environmental services Lynda Turner.

Mrs Turner said: “Our annual competition continues to go from strength to strength and we had almost 80 entries this year.

“The competition gives local people, including youngsters, an opportunity to show their work in a wider arena – there were around 1,300 views of the pictures on Flickr!

“The standard is as high as ever this year and I would like to thank everyone who entered.”

 

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