Patience is the Secret
Friday, July 19 2013 @ 06:17 PM EDT
Contributed by: terrytvgal
Congratulations to Christian Sasse, 2013’s overall winner of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Photo Contest. Sasse’s photo will appear on the cover of the printed program and be used throughout the 2013 Festival marketing material and website. Christian is an active member of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation and we are all very proud of his accomplishment.
When asked about the circumstances when he took his photograph he said, "This photo was taken on White Rock Beach late Spring 2013 early in the morning. There are very few days where everything is just perfect - the wind blows away from the coast so that the eagle lands in the direction of the beach and the feathers are illuminated by the crisp morning sun which gives each feather exceptional illumination. The tide is low and is still falling so that fish are trapped in tidal pools. I was also lucky to image the eagle carrying a midshipman in one talon. Patience is the secret. Amazing when all these factors coincide to result in some eagle magic."
All entries were compiled into a slide show and were judged by the Festival Committee without the group knowing any of the photographer’s identities. The runner up and 2013’s coveted Festival Sticker that will be handed out at various sites and used to promote the event throughout the year is Rick Skerry. Congratulations to you also!
Both of our winners will have a short bio. on the festival website and will have their pictures put up on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy.Thank you to all of you who submitted your amazing shots and please watch for the 2014 contest which typically opens each year in April.