"Hall of Fame" Winners Archive
Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2010

Ron McCombe, Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2010

© Ron McCombe - Waxwing
Ron McCombe said: “I took the picture in Musselburgh, having heard on the grapevine that waxwings were in the area. I was waiting for a bright frosty day and when the forecast was right I set off very early in the morning. I drove around Musselburgh looking and listening and eventually found them in a sorbus tree. I stayed until I got the images I wanted, which was most of the day until the sun started to set and the temperature dropped.”

Organiser and judging panel member Niall Irvine said: "This competition has really highlighted the excellence of the photography that is undertaken here in Scotland. Against such a strong field, Ron’s winning image encapsulated the exceptional quality, creativity and dedication that the judges were looking for.”