Aussie Life Photography

A New Year Win

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.

Gecko innards
Hi there!
The winning shot

And my prize? Double movie pass to see Matt Damon’s film Downsizing. As I said – little steps!

By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

20 replies on “A New Year Win”

Wow! congratulations with your victory! And yes, definitely, it’s a brilliant macro picture!


Excellent shot and well deserved. Two big successes in a row!
You ever have technical questions on photography you can give me a shout.
I use to follow Leanne Cole in Melbourne, i like her work.

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Thanks! I know and the year isn’t even a month old! I have tonnes of technical questions as at the moment my learning is all self-taught. It’s all about exploring and having fun for me at the moment. Thanks for the tip on Leanne Cole – I’ll look her up – cheers 🙂


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