Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:21 AM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News (Photo by Alice Cahill)
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 11:22 AM
A Morro Bay photographer who says she only embraced bird photography in early 2012 has won the grand prize in the Audubon Magazine Photography Awards.
Alice Cahill snapped the winning photo of a Red-shafted Flicker taking off from his nesting hole in Montana de Oro. On Cahill's blog, she says her heart "skipped a beat" when she first looked at the photo.
The winning photo graces the cover of the January/February issue and is also displayed in a two-page spread.
Cahill says she hopes the photo will remind people just how important our California State Parks are, calling them a "treasure."
Cahill received the grand prize of a five-night trip to Peru, a $1,000 gift certificate to professional photography equipment company B&H, and a new tripod.
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