Lewiston man wins National Wildlife Federation photo contest

Posted Nov. 28, 2011, at 12:08 p.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — 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 winning photo shows a hoverfly perched delicately on a lone pink flower in a field of yellow flowers.

The 53-year-old Theberge tells 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 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 has won. There were about 27,000 entries.

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