ePHOTOzine member maratsuikka
has been crowned this week's Photo of the Week (POTW) winner.
The POTW is picked by ePHOTOzine's founder and Editorial Director, Peter Bargh, once a week and here's why he thought maratsuikka
's photo, 'the light', was a worthy winner:
"There's something a little special about Mara's miniature landscapes. Most of us chase around after a butterfly hoping it will land on a nearby flower so we can photograph it, wings spread, to display its beautiful colours and patterns. Not Mara, he uses a long lens and photographs the landscape as the butterfly flits through the scene.
Capturing the insect mid flight and late into the day using a wide aperture ensures a spectacular display of backlit elements with the background of out of focus highlights creating a diffused pattern. You can almost hear the sounds of nature as you absorb the subtle details in one of his photographs. This one has a panoramic format to emphasise the path of the butterfly and allow the letter box style border to give a cinematic feel. The butterfly may be small in frame but its position makes it a prominent feature. Wonderful."
POTW winners now receive a £100 (Plus £15 p&p) voucher from Albelli
- the Photo Book experts. Take a look at the Photo of the Week Gallery
where all shots that have received the award are displayed.