Lewiston Man Wins National Photo Contest

Updated 3 years ago

A Lewiston man has won the first place prize in the amateur category for the National Wildlife Federation’s annual photography competition.John Theberge took the winning shot in 2008. The photo shows a hoverfly perched delicately on a lone pink flower in a field of yellow flowers.The 53-year-old Theberge told the Portland Press Herald that a bit of luck was involved. At first he just intended to shoot the pink flower when the insect happened to pass by.The winners were announced earlier this month. Theberge won an iPad for his entry. He says he’d entered the contest twice before, but this is the first time he’s won. There were about 27,000 entries.You can check out the winning photos here. (The Associated Press, The Portland Press Herald).


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