Young snapper’s big prize

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The award-winning image was captured during seeding.
Camera IconThe award-winning image was captured during seeding. Credit: Ellie Morris

She’s only 17, but Ellie Morris knows a thing or two about taking a good snap on the farm.

The photographer, who lives in Perenjori, scooped top gong in National Farmers Federation’s National AgDay Photo Competition with a drone shot taken during seeding at her neighbour’s farm, where she works.

Her image was from more than 200 entries submitted through the AgDay website and fell into line with this year’s theme #GrowForGood.

It was the second year NFF had held the competition, which was launched in conjunction with Australia’s first National Agriculture Day on November 28 last year.

Ms Morris said she captured the winning image on using a DJI Phantom 4 drone at about 6pm at night.

“I had just hopped off the tractor and they were still going,” she said.

After starting photography five years ago, Ms Morris has become one of the area’s most well-known photographers and promotes her work through her Facebook page ‘Ellie Morris Photography’.

She said it was special to share her world through pictures.

“I love capturing the beauty of the land, not many people get to see what we have here,” Ms Morris said.

National Farmers Federation president Fiona Simson said #GrowForGood was all about celebrating the ways agriculture made the world a “little better each year”.

“Whether it be by feeding and clothing more people, caring for our environment, and strengthening our rural communities, Aussie farmers grow for good everyday,” she said.

“We put the call out far and wide for people to submit their best food, fibre and farming pics and we were not disappointed.”

Ms Morris won $500 in cash from Harvest Tyres for her efforts.

NFF chief executive Tony Mahar said it was a hard task to choose a winner.

“With hundreds of stunning entries, showing so many great facets of our industry, it was difficult to narrow down a short-list and even harder to agree on a single winner,” he said.

Queensland farmer Sarah Cook from Queensland with an image titled ‘starting the pump’.

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