ENTHUSIASTIC photographers of a local camera club were invited to take part in a competition in September this year.

The Wilder Romsey Photography Club were asked to capture ‘all things wildlife’ as the theme for the competition.

Residents and visitors of Romsey Town may have seen in the windows of local businesses, the best ten photographs chosen from the Wilder Romsey Photography Competition.

The images were displayed in windows for two weeks in October and were also featured on the Wilder Romsey website.

The competition was aimed at showcasing the wonders of Romsey and how easy it is to access wildlife in this area of Hampshire.

Voting for the best picture captured, came down to the public and they were asked to choose their three favourite pictures.

Judges from the Wilder Romsey steering group were asked to choose a second winner.

The winner of the public vote was Graham Hills with his picture of a kingfisher and the judges' vote went to Terence Jamieson with his colourful shot of a damsel fly by the water.

Melanie Vincent, leading the Wilder Romsey initiative presented the awards at a ceremony. The prizes were gardening vouchers, a bird box and a Wilder Romsey T-shirt.

Melanie said: "We had so many good photographs to choose from, it was hard to pick the top 10, but the public’s votes revealed the favourites. The winning photos reflect the important wetland habitat that so many people enjoy in Romsey."

For more information about the initiative, visit www.wilder-romsey.org