March 11 2014 Latest news:
By MARK BOGGIS
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A talented teenager with a keen eye for an image has captured a top national award.
Last month, the success of budding photographer Kyle Moore, from Oulton Broad, was showcased after he won a string of accolades and attracted high praise for his stunning wildlife pictures.
Now he is celebrating again after being named as the winner of a competition run by the RSPCA.
After being nominated for the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer of the Year award, 15-year-old Kyle’s image of a damselfly at rest secured him the top prize in the 12-15 years category.
BBC TV wildlife expert and RSPCA vice-president Chris Packham led a judging panel comprising industry professionals and also hosted the award ceremony at the Tower of London.
After weighing up the entries taken by young photographers across the UK, the judges chose Kyle’s picture, End of Another Day, as their winner. It shows the damselfly casting a serene silhouette in front of a setting sun.
He said: “While walking back home one night after photographing an owl, I noticed a damselfly on a blade of grass with the setting sun as a background,” he said. “I just had to get the macro lens out and take some photographs.”
As well as his first prize, Kyle was commended in the awards for another photograph he entered in the 12-15 years section – an image entitled Splash, showing a kingfisher emerging from a waterway with a fish in its beak.
Kyle, of Oakwood Road, was also commended in the portfolio class for a series of images entitled King of the River. He uses his trusted Canon 1D mk III camera to take photographs of the natural world as his hobby.