Colleen Linnell’s photograph, NZ Mantis, Orthoders novaezealandiae, took out the Rangiora Photographic Society’s champion image at its natural history competition recently.

Colleen had earlier won the A grade section of the competition, and A-grade honours.

Seagull, straggly flyer, won the B grade best-in-grades for Tabitha Andrew, and Annette Moran’s Phalacrocorax varius, took out the title in the C grade.


Champion Image Overall: NZ Mantis novaezealandiaeColleen Linnell.

Best in Grades: A Grade: NZ Mantis novaezealandiaeColleen Linnell; B Grade: Seagull straggly flyerAndrews; C Grade: Phalacrocorax varius Annette Moran.

Honours A Grade: Dolomedes MinorSandra Fleet; Bush CricketNZ Mantis novaezealandiaeColleen Linnell;

Phalacrocorax varius Cindy Signall.

Honours B Grade: Seagull Tabitha Andrews; Septarian Concretian Koekohe BeachHampson.

Honours C Grade: Phalacrocorax variusAnnette Moran; MollymawkSwaney.Asics footwearNike Air Force 1 07 Khaki Dark Green Medium Olive /Black-Starfish