Thursday, December 07, 2006

And its out!

My dad called up to say that the pictures were in the papers in Bombay. And I also received a 'formal' letter today. Since the news is out, I can announce it here as well!

This image of cockroach mum carrying her young nymphs on her back won the joint third position in the Sanctuary ABN AMRO Wildlife photographer of the year, 2006! (That's a mouthful!) The second picture of a sunbird hovering over flowers won a commendation in the same contest.
This is pretty cool, there are many very good wildlife photographers in India and well the competition is pretty stiff. So it's cool to win!

Also one of the nicest things about receiving this award was the very thoughtful letter I received announcing it. This isn't merely a you won note, theres a thoughtful analysis of why I won, which is unusual. None of the award letters/emails I've recieved before quite matched up. Off course, I didn't manage to go for the Living light awards in (which was a national competition organised by GNAPE and Ecotone, where I won first place in the seniors category) where apparently very nice things were said about the picture. (PS yes I AM bragging :) )

For those that don't already know, both these images and many other pictures are on my website (which I promise to spruce up at some point, bear with the poor graduate student). And if you want to use any image for any purposes, please talk to my stock agency, Visage images.

If you're from IISc and just want some prints drop me a line and we'll work something out.

Theres another post for those who want to know a bit more about this image and the biology.

15 comments:

Abi said...

Congratulations, Natasha! Thanks for posting those pictures here.

Here's wishing you many more -- and bigger -- awards!

Natasha said...

Thank you, and also for both the link son desipundit. Its done wonders for the traffic!

Space Bar said...

congrats! they're both wonderful pictures. could you, maybe, post a little about how you took the phtographs, where, what settings you used etc?

just as a matter of interest.

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

congrats!! those are both really great pics! keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

kripa said...

the pictures won?? you mean YOU won!! what the duck! congrats, babe..

Natasha said...

:), thanks kripa and gfi. Space bar next post will be on the cockroach picture and more about it's biology and how it was taken. Location like that of most of my pictures is the IISc campus....

Kris said...

Congrats!!! Thatz simply gr8.

khal said...

Way to go tasha! I want autographed prints next time I'm home.
;)

Luv,
K.

Natasha said...

thanks khal, mail btw,
yes you can have as many prints autographed or un-defaced, as you prefer them :)

Anant said...

Congratulations!

Ravi Masalthi said...

Wow! Way to go! Keep up the good work!

Natasha said...

Thanks everyone I haven't thanked before, kris (is that krishnan from CSA?), Anant and Ravi !

Prashanth said...

congratulations!

Veena said...

Congrats Natasha!!! well done!

One More Reason said...

Congratulations! Great pictures. Looking forward to many more