“Spinifex Pigeons” by Janette Scanlan won first prize in the Nature category (© 2013 Janette Scanlan)

November 20, 2013

Murgon photographers have proven they can mix it with the best after coming third in a big Sunshine Coast photography competition.

The Murgon Camera Club, which has just eight members, recorded 206 points in the Tewantin-Noosa Shield competition, which was held at Nambour on Saturday night.

Ahead of them were Peninsula (Redcliffe) on 229 points, which has more than 50 members.

In second place was Gympie (226 points) who have 40 members.

Murgon member Janette Scanlan also did particularly well, taking out the hotly contested “Nature” category with her photo of spinifex pigeons.

Club president Max Walters said he was very proud.

“I am very proud to be president of this fine little club,” he said.

“It is a big thing for a little club like us to compete on very real terms with bigger clubs on the coast.

“We’re lucky to have some of the best photographers in Queensland living in the South Burnett area.”

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