Stewartry photographer snaps up success in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards

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A Stewartry man is celebrating success in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Duncan McNaught won the botanical category with his Autumn Beech image.

Delighted Duncan, who lives in New Galloway, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have taken first place.

“Blessed where I live surrounded by trees, I’d ventured out early one morning into the grounds of Kenmure Castle.

“A light mist had formed overnight creating the most moody scene in front of me, some of the beech trees had hung onto their golden leaves.

“It was these and the soft light that drew me to take the image. I feel it showed the sense of calm I experienced that morning, no one around, just me and my camera which I love to do often.”

Two of Duncan’s other photographs were shortlisted in the award and these, along with his winning shot, will feature in the awards’ portfolio yearbook.