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, Rons winning image
encapsulated the exceptional quality, creativity and dedication that the
judges were looking for.