Another Win for Zachary!

Posted Jun. 16th, 2015 by Jill Mangum

About six months ago, we did a blog post about Zachary Webster, a young man who displays not only a passion for photography but talent as well! We’ve received word that Zachary has accomplished yet another impressive feat, winning the overall youth category in the 2015 Audubon Photography competition for a painted bunting photograph he took.

The photo was featured in the May issue of Audubon and will also appear in an exhibit in the Smithsonian coming this fall! Click on the link below to see all of this year’s winners.

2015 Audubon Photography Winners


Zachary’s painted bunting photo wins the youth category in the 2015 Audubon Photography competition.

“The Painted Bunting is a hard bird to photograph except in certain places, like southern Texas, where I took thousands of shots of buntings over three days in late May, studying how they drop into the water and then rise. I didn’t want just a wet bird, or one with its face in the water, which would have been easy. I wanted to capture the head up, with eye shine. I wanted water droplets in the air, but small ones that did not distract from the bird. And I wanted to show the beauty of something few people get to see in freeze frame—light shimmering on the underside of the bird’s fully extended wings.”

– Zachary Webster

A huge congratulations to Zachary!!! Keep it up 🙂

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  1. Kent JakuszOn Jun. 16th, 2015

    Nice work. Congratulations.

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