Nature reigns in Isaac photo comp

Posted May 11, 2016

Isaac Bees

Photo: First-placed entry in the Colours of Isaac competition ‘Busy Bees’ from Clermont-based Joanne Knobel, which attracted 326 Facebook likes.

Busy bees, tranquil waters and the simple things in life inspired the Colours of Isaac photography competition winners.

Voting by ‘likes’ on the Isaac Regional Council Facebook page saw Clermont beekeeper Joanne Knobel take out first place.

Mrs Knobel said it was her love of bees that inspired her entry to the competition.

“I’ve been taking photos for about seven years as a hobby and I love to capture our busy bees at Knobel Honey,” she said.

“I thought my image was something a bit different and showcased the beauty of our local wildlife.

“It was fantastic to win the competition and I am overwhelmed by the community support, considering all the amazing entries that were submitted.”

Mayor Anne Baker said all entries captured the beauty and variety of Isaac.

“From stunning sun rises, to the rich and colourful flora and fauna, the images were truly inspired,” she said.

“I would like to thank everyone who entered Colours of Isaac this year and congratulate our winners.”

The Colours of Isaac photography competition is run as part of the St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend.

Entries were open to everyone, with keen photographers capturing this year’s theme: Isaac inspires me because…

This year’s winners received Visa gift cards thanks to Isaac Regional Council.

Colours of Isaac photography competition winners:

  • First place: Joanne Knobel – Busy Bee – Clermont, 326 likes
  • Second place: Veronica Wild – Tranquil Waters – Carmila, 259 likes
  • Third place: Leanne Hardie – Simple Things in Life – Lake Elphinstone, 227 likes

Colours of Isaac entries are available to view at Isaac Regional Council’s Facebook page:




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