By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 08:49
AN IMAGE of a tawny owl in an oak tree has earned a Studley wildlife photographer another award.
Peter Preece, who has been taking pictures for more than 15 years, won the All Creatures Great and Small category in the Woodland Trust’s competition - one of numerous competitions he has already triumphed in this year.
He won £250 in high street vouchers, a nest box designed by television wildlife presenter Simon King - who judged the awards - and 4kg of bird seed from Garden Bird supplies.
The Orchard Way resident tours the UK presenting lectures called Every Picture Tells A Story and is also involved with the Heart of England Forest Project, taking most of his pictures on the Felix Dennis Estate.
Peter and his wife Margaret have set up various hides in areas which attract birds such as jay, buzzard and nuthatch - the images are then used in national and international exhibitions hosted by themselves and others who have been invited to the hides.
He said: “Two years ago I won a competition also judged by Simon King so he is my favourite judge at the moment.
“I am really pleased about it. Now people have their little digital cameras and photos, everybody is taking photos especially of wildlife.
“It’s a bit of a lottery because there are so many entries to these things so I am really pleased.”
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