I received a surprise in my inbox yesterday when the Associate Editor of Audubon magazine emailed to give me the good news that one of my images had made Audubon’s Top 100 for their 2012 Photo Awards.
What an honor to have a photograph included in this amazing collection, which is posted here. There were more than 6,600 entries, and I’m thrilled to have one included in their top picks.
Although I love photographing horses and horse sports, I must admit I’m growing more intrigued with birds and other wildlife. I love the challenge of capturing a moment in time that you might miss with the naked eye, to see the amazing talents they have developed to survive, along with their stunning natural beauty.
This photo was taken at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida last year, when during a break in the action at the horse show I walked over to an adjacent pond to check out the birds. I followed this Great Egret from the shore as he fished, catching some and missing others. I went back the following day and photographed other birds as well, and they are some of my favorite images from 2012. And since I’m scheduled to return next month, I hope the birds are still there waiting for me!
Thank you so much!
CONGRATULATIONS and well worth being included in Audubon as the shot is so different from the usual bird picture. Where will it be published?
Thank you, Lucinda! I don’t think it will be published in the magazine as they already highlighted the big winners. So I think the online gallery is where it will reside.
Congatulations – yours is a great shot, among a great collection.
Thank you very much for your kind reply! I appreciate that you took the time to view my blog and the gallery!
I love this picture 🙂
Thank you, Liz!
Congratulations! Capturing that moment in time of a beautiful Swan is surely worthy of an award.
Thank you for your visit and reblogging my photo. I enjoyed visiting your blog as well and look forward to following your daily posts!
Reblogged this on For the Love of Clouds and Nature and commented:
Sharing this amazing award winning photo from Tricia Booker Photography.
Wow! Congratulations! That is an amazing capture. What a joy it was to look through the 100 photos, Happy New Year! -Maureen
Thank you, Maureen! Yes, I enjoyed the gallery of incredible photos, too. So inspirational! Happy New Year to you as well!
Congratulations! Well deserved.
Thank you, Paul! I appreciate your kind words.
Wow! That is wonderful. Congratulations and this is a magical photograph!
Thank you Kaya! I enjoyed visiting your blog. Your photos are lovely, and I look forward to seeing more!
Many thanks for your comment!
Congratulations! i can only echo what others are saying: magnificent shot, well deserved award! Thanks for sharing this photo.
Thank you for visiting, Patti! As always, I appreciate your comments!
Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment!
Congratulations, Tricia! The photo is incredible!
Thanks so much, Karen!
Congratulations Tricia! That is an incredible shot!!
Thank you, Barb!
Congratulations! This is a beautiful image. I love how the green of the birds eye is echoed in the green of the splashing water.
Thanks! It was pretty cool to see how much color was reflected when I edited the image. I just tweaked the saturation slightly, but that was it. Nature at its best!
Thanks for visiting and liking my post. I’m thoroughly enjoying your art.
Thank you, Sally! I enjoyed spending time on your blog this afternoon and look forward to another visit soon!
Gorgeous capture! Congrats!