AS we commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One this weekend, a stunning picture of poppies wins the Sussex Wildlife Trust online photo competition.

Jamie Fielding’s image of a poppy field, called South Downs Sunrise, was a runaway winner when the public voted for their favourite picture in Sussex Wildlife Trust’s annual online photographic competition.

Jamie, who lives in Angmering, took up photography as something positive to focus on after his father’s death a few years ago.

Love of the Sussex landscape was something they shared. He said: “I’d planned the shot carefully. It was around 4.30am in early summer and I went up on the Downs overlooking the Arun Valley with my Nikon D750 camera. The poppy field could be seen for miles around. The sun comes up quickly in the summer, so I had a tight, ten minute window to ensure I got the picture.”

The runner-up was Matthew Downes who took a photo of an urban fox in Brighton.

He said: “I took it out of my bedroom window with a 200mm zoom lens. I’d just got up to put the kettle on, looked out the window and saw the fox bedding down for the day.”

The final 12 photographs will be displayed at the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s AGM on Saturday and at the Booth Museum in Dyke Road, Brighton during the summer. They will also feature in the trust’s 2019 online calendar, which will be available monthly to download from the end of December at