Up Close & Spineless Results 2010

The results are in for the 2010 Up Close & Spineless invertebrate photography competition. Thank you to all our entrants for taking part and congratulations to the finalists!

Primary School Category

Winner

All Washed Up by Lara Westwood

Highly Commended

Peekaboo by Rebecca Boyd-Weetman

Finalists

Bluebottle by Alice Heelan
Love Moths by Selena Couldridge
Ninja Spider by Kieran Boyd-Weetman
Beetles on a Daisy by Harrison Kusevskis-Hayes
Amazing Bugs by Emiliya Jankov
Tree Huntsman by Zac Letzbor
Oops! Did this Rock Move? by Thomas Morgan
Dot Dot Painting Crickets by Aaron Fanous

Secondary School Category

Winner

Smile! Female Wandering Percher Dragonfly bu Megan Beltramelli

Highly Commended

Tiger of the Sky by Lillian Shaddock

Finalists

The Dragonfly by Kristy Staatz
Flies by Ashley Brennan
Camo Crab by Ciaran Nagle
Grasshopper by Tahlia McLean
Damselfly by Ashley Brennan
Formation by Olivia van Cuylenburg
Black & White Butterfly by Stephan Marohn
Butterfly Reflection by Olivia van Cuylenburg

Professional Category

Winner

Leaf-cutter Ant by Ken Griffiths

Highly Commended

The Language of Touch by Roslyn Batten

Finalists

Mantis Fly by Denis Crawford
Long Legged Fly Eating a Fruitfly by Roslyn Batten
Snail Parasitic Blowfly by Roslyn Batten
First Steps by Justin Gilligan

Open Category

Winner

Cuttlefish at Fly Point by Night by David Breneman

Highly Commended

Inquisitive Cuttlefish by Peter Simpson

Finalists

Lethal Weapon by Christine Mulcahy
Clever Chameleon by Jenny Ough
Am I Invisible Yet? by Lynne Cairncross
Emperor in Flight by Ben Twist
Smorgasbord by Lauren Booth
Caterpillar Kisses by Joel Devlin
The Ants Pants by Elizabeth Sakker
Trigona Land by David Wilks
Simply Casting Silk by Felicity Saber-Hoese
A Moth Surprise by Anna Pha
Jumping Spider and Orchard Swallowtail by Raoul Slater
Feather Duster Worm by Erik Schlogl
Camo Hopper by Zol Straub
Hatched Lacewing by Kaoru Kurihara
How Cool Is That? by Nic van Oudtshoorn
Abispa Wasp and Caterpillar by Raoul Slater
Boxer Crab by Erik Schlogl
Water Baby by Nic van Oudtshoorn
Fire Urchin Shrimp by Chris Holman
Colourful Grasshopper by Carol Newton
Flight or Fright? by James O'Hanlon
Green Carpenter Bee by Alan Page

To see all these wonderful photos, visit the Up Close & Spineless 2010 photo gallery for each section. A selection of these images will also be on display at the Australian Museum in the Birds & Insects exhibition (Level 2) from Saturday 6 November 2010.
 


Ms Fara Pelarek , Head, Life Long Learning
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