News

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.
Richard Nicoll wins Nature Print section and 11 other awards at CCC Annual Exhibition
10th October 2013
Richard Nicoll has for the second year running been awarded the overall winner in the "Plants & Animals" print section of Cambridge Camera Clubs Annual Print Competition which is held in conjunction with the CCC Annual Exhibition. His winning entry features a Cuckoo flying amongst the reeds at Wicken Fen.



In addition Richard's prints and projected images won a further 11 awards all in the nature section.

The exhibition 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 Nicoll comes 1st & 2nd in public vote at Ely Exhibition
02nd September 2013
Richard Nicoll's images of a Reed Warbler feeding its chicks and of a Kingfisher perched in the rain have been voted as the best two images at the Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition. Coverage in the Ely Weekly News.


Richard Nicoll to exhibit at Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition
30th August 2013
Come and see Richard's award winning photography and that of other talented local photographers at the Ely Photographic Club Annual Exhibition on Saturday the 31st of August and September the 1st between 10am and 4pm at the Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EW. See http://www.centre.elycathedral.org/ for details of how to get there. Refreshments will be available.
Richard Nicoll wins Gold Medal and two other awards at Beyond Group National Exhibition
11th August 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a adult Reed Warbler feeding its brood of 4 chicks has won a Gold Medal at the Beyond Group National Exhibition 2013.

An image of a Hobby about to catch a Mayfly in mid-air

and a Black-headed Gull also about to catch a Mayfly in mid-air were both Highly Commended.
National Trust Publishes images in Wicken Fen magazine
02nd August 2013
Richard Nicoll's images of a Marsh Harrier with prey and a Kingfisher have been published in the summer edition of the "News from the Fen" magazine.

BTO License Hobby image for Bird Atlas 2008-2011
26th July 2013
The British Trust for Ornithology have licensed the Gold medal winning image of a Hobby just before it catches a Mayfly in its talons for their soon to be published Bird Atlas. The atlas documents the distribution and breeding of bird species throughout the UK and Ireland.

Hobby hunting Mayfly print chosen for PAGB Inter-federation Exhibition
20th July 2013
Richard Nicoll has had his print of a Hobby about to catch a Mayfly in mid-air accepted for the annual PAGB Inter-federation Print Exhibition. This exhibition chooses the best images from all the UK regional federations.

Richard Nicoll awarded Artist FIAP distinction
15th June 2013
Richard Nicoll has gained the award of Artist from the FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE (The International Federation of Photographic Art).

This distinction is given to those who have reached a certain level of success in international photographic exhibitions. Richard gained 125 acceptances winning 17 awards, including 8 medals 2 of which were Gold.

Richard Nicoll achieves BPE 2* Award
04th June 2013
Richard Nicoll has been awarded the British Photographic Exhibitions 2 Crown award after having 50 acceptances in Nature sections of British national photography exhibitions. Richard gained 16 awards including 6 medals one of which was PAGB Gold over the 50 acceptances.
Richard Nicoll presented with 5 Awards at Ely PC annual awards ceremony
09th May 2013
Richard Nicoll has won the following awards this year:


  • Ely Standard Cup for the highest total score in the Club's Open Colour Print competitions
  • Bedford House Cup for the highest total score in the Club's Open DPI competitions
  • Jeff Gardner Cup for the person with the highest overall points total
  • Ken Hitch Trophy for the overall winner of the themed print competition
  • Print of the Year for the print voted by the members as the best print entered in the Clubs print competitions
Avocet landing image wins Cambridge Camera Club annual Nature PDI competition
18th April 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of an Avocet landing with the sunlight showing through its feathers has been chosen as the best projected digital image in the "Plants and Animals" section of the Cambridge Camera Club annual members PDI competition.

Richard Nicoll Kingfisher image Highly Commended at EAF Annual Exhibition
13th April 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a Kingfisher in the Rain has been Highly Commended at the East Anglia Federation Annual Exhibition 2013. The exhibition Runs from the 4th to the 17th of May 2013 at The Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre/Town Hall, Harlow.


Richard Nicoll awarded Honourable Mention at Bavarian International Circuit
18th March 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a Black-headed Gull about to snatch a Mayfly in mid air has been awarded a PSA Honourable Mention at the Bavarian International Circuit 2013.

Hare running image Commended at RPS Nature Group Exhibition
12th March 2013
Richard Nicoll's image of a hare running in the snow has been commended at the Royal Photographic Society's Nature Group Annual Exhibition 2013.