Ten days into the new year and I am a winning photographer. I have won the first photographic competition that I’ve ever entered. I am not a unique winner mind you, but one of 40 and I haven’t been notified that I’m the top winner but as this is a year of little steps I am excited about my achievement.
The competition run by My Nikon Life Australia was to submit your best macro or close-up image that captures ‘Life in detail’.
Some of you will know that I am learning to use a digital SLR camera and I hadn’t had my macro lens long when I needed to use it in a hurry. Chief had removed a palm frond from the pool, rescuing a gecko in the process. When the gecko landed on the edge of the pool it scurried up the glass fence panel giving us a perfect view of his under-side and here are the results – including my winning shot.
And my prize? Double movie pass to see Matt Damon’s film Downsizing. As I said – little steps!