Rainbow sunset; Foggy secrets; Water tales; By the river; Glows in the water

Landscape Photography by Roman Hudzik

Rainbow sunset
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Foggy secrets
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Water tales
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By the river
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Glows in the water
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Landscape Photography by Roman Hudzik
more at 35photo

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Announcing the 2021 Global Photo Contest Winners

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the winners by category of our 2021 contest. Check out the images that amazed our judges the most—and see the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award, selected by you!

Honorable Mention, Water: Manh Cuong Vu, Vietnam
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Grand Prize Winner: Anup Shah, United Kingdom
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Third Place, Water: Man Wai Wong, Hong Kong
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People’s Choice Winner: Prathamesh Ghadekar, India
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Second Place, Wildlife: Mateusz Piesiak, Poland
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Announcing the 2021 Global Photo Contest Winners
more at The Nature Conservancy

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Can the Canon EOS R3 keep up with the tiny and lightning-fast Kentish plover?

On the sandy Adriatic shores of the Abruzzo region in Italy, a 40g bird small enough to fit in the palm of your hand darts at lightning pace between beachgoers. The Kentish plover is a familiar sight for locals, but what many might not know is just how quickly its numbers are declining. Unchecked urban development, together with a relentless exploitation of sand beaches for tourism, have significantly impacted the shorebird’s natural habitat, threatening its nesting sites. Renowned wildlife photographer and passionate ornithologist Bruno D’Amicis aims to change that, equipped with the Canon EOS R3 and a Canon RF 600mm F4L IS USM lens.

The Canon Ambassador is well known for documenting endangered species in his native Italy with his Canon EOS-1D X Mark III – from wildcats and Orsini’s vipers to griffon vultures. He believes photography can play a crucial role in raising awareness, serving as a common language that can draw attention to the plight of the natural world, as well as those making efforts to preserve it.
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Italian wildlife photographer Bruno D’Amicis puts the EOS R3 to the test, photographing a rare and incredibly fast-moving bird on the beaches of Abruzzo.
more at Canon

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Above Us Only Sky

Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video. It’s a project of Siena Awards, dedicated to a different photographic genre deliberately separated from being compared to traditional photography.

Duoyishu Terraces by Ran Tian
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Fishing in Mangrove Forest by Trung Pham Huy
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Camel Shadows at Sunset by Jim Picôt
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Back to Adventure by Qasim Al Farsi
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Verso l’Infinito Insieme a Te by Matteo Originale
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The competition is open to the aerial photography and videos whose platforms also include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, and parachutes.
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Above Us Only Sky
Photo of the year, winners and more at drone awards

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The Best Camera Settings for Portrait Photography, Explained

What are the absolute best settings for portrait photography? In other words, what settings can you consistently use to create stunning portraits?

In this article, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about portrait photography settings. I’ll cover both natural light portrait shooting and flash portrait shooting. And whether you’re brand new to photography or a seasoned pro, you’re bound to benefit from these tips. …

… Here’s one last tip: Set your camera’s LCD screen brightness level to 4 or 5 and leave it there. Make sure your LCD screen brightness is not set to Auto. It will be difficult for you to gauge your exposure level if the brightness is constantly changing.

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The Best Camera Settings for Portrait Photography, Explained
A Post By: Craig Beckta
more at digital photography school

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