Crex Meadows 2016
Nature Photography Contest

26 photographers entered photos in 8 different categories for the 2015 Crex Meadows Nature Photography Contest.  All photos must have been taken in or adjacent to the wildlife areas managed by the Wisconsin DNR at Crex Meadows (Crex, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and Danbury Wildlife Areas).  123 ballots were cast by the general public, voting for their top three favorites in each category.  These are the results:

Category: Birds

1st Place: LouAnn Wheeler, Danbury, WI, titled: Ruffled Heron

2nd Place:  Gary Meyer, Wyoming, MN, titled: Early Bird

3rd Place: Heidi Rusch, Webster, WI, titled:  Bedtime Routine

Category: Insects

1st Place (and Best in Show!): Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Just One More Sip

2nd Place:  Cristene Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Tread Softly

3rd Place: Sandy Brooks, Forest Lake, MN, titled:  Monarchs

Category: Wildlife

1st Place: Heidi Rusch, Webster, WI, titled: Family Outing

2nd Place:  Cristene Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Double-headed Reflection

3rd Place: Sandy Brooks, Forest Lake, MN, titled:  Green Heron

Category: Flowers

1st Place: LouAnn Wheeler, Danbury, WI, titled: Wild Iris

2nd Place:  Jeff Brooks, Forest Lake, MN, titled: Everyone Needs A Flower

3rd Place: Sandy Brooks, Forest Lake, MN, titled:  Morning Harebell

Category: Landscapes

1st Place: Gary Meyer Wyoming, MN, titled: First Frost

2nd Place:  Kathy Java, Frederic, WI, titled: Dancing Lights Over Phantom

3rd Place: LouAnn Wheeler, Danbury, WI, titled:  Solitude

Category: Artistic (photos can be altered, photoshopped, etc).

1st Place: Gary Meyer, Wyoming, MN, titled: Ruffled Feathers

2nd Place:  Kathy Java, Frederic, WI, titled: Territorial Dispute

3rd Place: Mark Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled:  Left Behind

Category: Macro

1st Place: LouAnn Wheeler, Danbury, WI, titled: Gills

2nd Place:  Cristene Nicholson, Big Lake, MN, titled: Let It Bee

3rd Place: Kathy Java, Frederic, WI, titled: Frit On Flower

Category: Black and White (can be sepia and include one accent color)

1st Place: Kim Wheeler, Grantsburg, WI, titled: Misty Pines

2nd Place:  Kathy Java, Frederic, WI, titled: Refuge Loon

3rd Place: Jeff Brooks, Forest Lake, MN, titled:  Keeping Close To Mama

Click here for 2014 Photo Contest Results

 



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