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August Competition - Nature

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Judges Writeup

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It's not surprising we had a great response to the them nature as we have many incredible nature photographers as members of ePHOTOzine. So with a record number of entries picking a shortlist was a time consuming, but enjoyable experience.
We narrowed down the entries to include a broad selection of genres in nature and then set to pick the winner.

After much deliberation we chose Paul Cook's Damselfly being pursued by a swallow. The shallow depth of field ensures only the main point of focus attracts our eye. The action stopping shutter speed has froze the damselfly and swallow mid flight. A superb environmental nature shot, showing natures food chain in process.
Paul wins a 12 mega pixel Samsung WB550.


We gave second place to Cole for his beautiful portrait of a Snakehead fritallary shot from a low angle with a wide aperture to make it stand out from the contrasting colour background. Drops of rain water add to the lushness giving a super Spring feel. Cole wins a Samsung PL50.

Third place goes to Adam Burton who's Icescape really send shivers down your spine. Well balance with foreground and distant elements to give a pleasing postcard view of this magical location. Adam wins a Samsung PL65.

Highly Recommended: Taken by Geoff Simpson for his action packed Osprey with trout. Geoff photographed this against the last rays of sunlight in the Scottish Highlands. The back-lighting gives a wonderful rim light around the subject and a warm glow.

Winners

A Swallow's Tale - The Chase1st - paulcookpho..
A Swallow's Tal...
Nature Beauty2nd - Coleslaw
Nature Beauty
World of Ice3rd - adamburton
World of Ice
Osprey with trout4th - Visionwild
Osprey with trout

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Life of a Beemcgovernjon
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Marine CanvasET2012
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hedgehogIbrowse2
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TempestMattstrong
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LifeMattstrong
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