News

Richard Nicoll wins award at 101st Southampton International
06th March 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a male Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been awarded a Southampton Camera Club Certificate at the Southampton International Exhibition 2014.

Article published on suspect images in International Exhibitions
05th March 2014
The Royal Photographic Society's Nature Group Iris magazine has published an article by Richard Nicoll called "Cheating Nature?: An investigation into suspect images in an international exhibition". This article exposes some images which appear to not follow the rules of Nature Sections in International Exhibitions. You can find the article here.

This article was written several months ago and further investigations suggest that this form of rule breaking is not isolated. The investigation has broadened and now involves the FIAP, PSA and RPS. Several authors have had their work disqualified from major UK internationals. It also appears that this issue is not isolated to nature sections but may also include travel sections where there are similar rules for those exhibitions run under PSA rules. A follow up article will be published sometime in the coming months.
Highland Cow image Commended at Basingstoke National 2014
03rd March 2014
Richard Nicoll's image of a Highland Cow with its breath condensing in the cold evening air has been Commended at the Basingstoke Camera Club National Open Photography Exhibition 2014.
Richard Nicoll wins 2 awards at RPS Nature Group Annual Exhibition
16th February 2014
Richard has had two images Highly Commended at the Royal Photographic Society Annual Exhibition. One is an image of a male Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen:



The other is of a male Cuckoo with a caterpillar in its beak:

Richard Nicoll to give talk to Sutton Photographic Group
05th February 2014
Richard will be giving a talk to Sutton Photographic Group titled "You should join a Camera Club..." on the 6th February 2014. The talk takes the audience on a photographic journey from the beginnings of Richard's passion for photographing wildlife, stopping off to explore some of the tools and techniques used and ending with an investigation of images entered into international exhibitions.
Richard Nicoll to give talk to U3A Bird Watching Group
20th January 2014
Richard will be giving a talk to the University of the 3rd Age's Ely Bird Watching group titled "I never see anything at Wicken Fen..." on the 20th January 2014. The talk invites the audience to go on a tour of the nature reserve's different habitats through the seasons to view some of the bird life that Richard has photographed there over the past 3 years.
BBC Nature publishes Sandpiper image as part of their "Nature's 12 days of Christmas" feature
25th December 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a Green Sandpiper landing at Wicken Fen has been published as an illustration for day 11 of their pictures illustrating the 12 Days of Christmas. The BBC commented: "It is no surprise that we did not have any images of 11 pipers piping, however we did find this spectacular shot of a green sandpiper by Richard Nicoll."

Highland Cattle image chosen for BBC Winterwatch Photos of the Week gallery
12th December 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a Highland cow with has been chosen by the BBC Winterwatch team as one of their Photos of the week.

Richard Nicoll's Cuckoo image wins Gold Medal at Solihull
10th December 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a male Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been awarded the PAGB Gold Medal at the 36th Solihull Open Exhibition of British Photography 2013.



In addition an image of a Reed Warbler feeding its chicks was Commended.

National Trust publishes Hen Harrier images on information poster
27th November 2013
The National Trust at Wicken Fen have published some of Richard Nicoll's Hen Harrier images on the new poster to highlight this species and its association with the Fen. Hen Harrier's use Sedge Fen as a place to roost during the late autumn/winter months and can be seen in the early morning before sun rise or the late afternoon after sunset coming in to roost.
Richard Nicoll's Cuckoo image Highly Commended at Smethwick International
25th November 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a male Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been Highly Commended at the 39th Smethwick International Exhibition 2013.

National Trust publishes wildlife images in Wicken Fen magazine
07th November 2013
Richard Nicoll's images of some of the bird life at Wicken Fen, including some of the rarer species such as Great Egret and Bearded Reedling, have been published by the National Trust in the November 2013 issue of "News from the Fen".

Richard Nicoll's Reed Warbler image comes 2nd in Peoples Choice
05th November 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a Reed Warbler feeding its Chicks has been voted by the 1200 members of the public attending the Cambridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition as their 2nd favourite photograph. Thanks to everyone who visited the exhibition and voted for this.

RPS Iris Magazine publishes Hobby Article
04th November 2013
Richard Nicoll has had a short article describing his experiences photographing Hobbies at Wicken Fen in the Royal Photographic Society's Nature Group Iris Magazine. You can find the text of the article here.

Richard Nicoll wins two Awards at Havant National
29th October 2013
Richard Nicoll's images of a Hobby about to catch a Mayfly and a Reed Warbler feeding its chicks have both been Highly Commended at the 43rd Havant National Open Exhibition 2013.



Richard Nicoll's Cuckoo image is Mayor's Choice
29th October 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen has been chosen by the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr George Pippas, as his favourite image at the opening of the Camera Club Annual Exhibition currently on at the Guildhall in Cambridge.

Teal Image chosen for BBC Summer of Wildlife Photos of the Week Gallery
25th October 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a male Teal taking off has been chosen by the BBC Summer of Wildlife team as one of their Photos of the week.
Richard Nicoll chosen to exhibit in Singapore by FIAP
23rd October 2013
The FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) has chosen Richard Nicoll's image of a Kestrel trying to snatch a rodent from a Short-eared Owl for its Nature Challenge exhibition to be held by the Photographic Society of Singapore. For more information see below:

Nature Challenge
A series of FIAP Collections

PSS is proud to present a series of exciting collections specially imported from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) which will be exhibited at its Loke Wan Tho Gallery, Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road from October to December 2013. David Tay, Board Member of FIAP and PSS will be launching the exhibitions on 25 October 2013 at 7.30 pm.

There will be 3 exhibitions highlighting different categories in this series:
1) “Birds in Nature”: 25 Oct – 11 Nov 13
2) “Animals in Nature”: 13 – 30 Nov 13
3) “Landscapes and Nature”: 3 – 21 Dec 13

Each exhibition will showcase 36 examples from the work of world renowned photographers each of whom has achieved recognition from FIAP for the excellence of their photography.

Visitors to the Exhibitions will experience the timeless beauty of birds and animals captured in exquisite moments in their natural habitat, as well as the challenges and wonders of the world and natural phenomena captured in a series of breath-taking landscape images.



Richard Nicoll to exhibit at Cambridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition
22nd October 2013
Come and see Richard Nicoll's awarding winning entries along with many other photographers work at the CCC Annual Exhibition which is being held in the Guildhall, Cambridge between the 28th October to 2nd November 2013 Monday 1:00pm to 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Richard will be attending the exhibition on Thursday the 31st of October in the afternoon.
Richard Nicoll's Wild Wildlife Calendar 2014 Now Available
12th October 2013
Richard Nicoll has launched a Calendar for 2014 featuring some of his award winning photographs including some that have won Gold Medals both Nationally and Internationally.



You can purchase the calendar here and can also buy greetings cards featuring these images here.