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Best Pest Photo Contest Winner Announced

Timothy Joner, office manager of Palmetto Exterminators, Greenville, S.C., takes top honors for his photo of honey bee atop of a sunflower

Brad Harbison | December 10, 2009

Timothy Joner

GREENVILLE, S.C. — PCT announces the winner of the 8th annual Best Pest Photo Contest is Timothy Joner, office manager of Palmetto Exterminators, Greenville, S.C.

Joner takes top honors (and a cash prize of $500) for his up-close photo of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) atop of a sunflower which one our judges describes as having the 3 Cs for a winning: color, clarity and composition. “Even the dollops of pollen are visible on the bee.”

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Click here to view finalist photos from this year's contest.

On a trip to his mother’s house in Northern Greenville County South Carolina, Joner stopped off at field and encountered a group of bees that were “having a field day” with sunflower plants. The picture was taken by a Nikon D80 with a Tamron 90 mllimeter macro lens.

“I like fact actually tell all the details of the bee, all the way down to its hairs. I also like the contrast between the black and yellow, and that the photo shows the bee in its natural environment it show what they are seeing,” Joner said.

Joner, who has worked for Palmetto Exterminators the past four years, does photography as a hobby and has photographed other insects such as wasps, butterflies, termites and fire ants. "Since joining Palmetto Exterminators in August 2005, I developed a love for photographing insects," he said. "Capturing bugs and pests in their natural habitats provides a great entomology training tool for our technicians and provides an educational opportunity for our customers."

PCT received more than 50 entries in this year’s contest.

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