Wow, this years first week of images for nomination has been a real doozy!!! Heaps of images to choose from and a real fantastic crop in terms of quality.

Well done to Chris Ross for his image of a Southern Emu-Wren. A superb shot and a worthy winner

Heres what some of you had to say about it

Top shelf of a difficult species.

Beautiful capture - terrific alert pose, excellent detail. The two-tone background is really nice as well.

Possibly the cleanest Male Emu Wren shot I have ever seen, amazing to capture in the open and the detail and perch are fantastic.

Excellent light, pose and sharpness Chris
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Other nominated images were as follows :-

Australian Darter - Jan Wegener

Yellow-spotted Honeyeater - Rod Warnock

"Boring Duck" (Pacific Black Duck)- Akos Lumnitzer

Red-capped Plover - Shelley

Nesting Cisticola - Chris M

"Isle of Stint" (Red-necked Stints)- Paul Randall

"Colourful Crown" (Purple-crowned Lorikeet) - Paul Randall