Winning images from the “Green Color” competition.

Winning images from the “Green Color” competition.

Cernicky Radoslav
Alone in the light
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Antonio Bernardino
Under my Umbrella… Ellla…Ellla
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Imam Primahardy
Trimeresurus Albolabris
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Татьяна Ефименко
Тоскана в лучах вечернего солнца
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yaghoobi mehdi
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Winning images from the “Green Color” competition.
more at 35awards

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Light blue colors

Winning images from the “Light blue colors” competition.

Urmia Lake
by ramin
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В ледяном плену
by Шабанов Сергей
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by Савин Андрей
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by Krier Guy
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by dilyana dimova
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Light blue colors
more at 35 awards

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Nature’s Color

The outdoors are saturated with vibrant colors.
Nature’s Colors photo contest winners and finalists

Grand Prize Alan Krakauer
Tundra Slumber
The Land of the Midnight Sun may be most famous for its big bears and immense landscapes, but sometimes it’s the small quiet moments that leave a lasting impression. One day in late August while hiking over the spongy Arctic terrain near Toolik Lake in northern Alaska, I found a sleeping red fox snoozing on a bed of vibrant late summer tundra. This is one of my all-time favorite photos in part because of the gorgeous fall-like colors, but even more because I’m not sure I’ve ever captured a picture of an animal that seems so at peace in its surroundings. I got my photos and continued on my way, and left the fox to its dreaming.
Canon 6D, Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6L, ISO 800, Aperture f/5.6, Shutter Speed 1/500sec, No flash or tripod.
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Second Prize William Stekelberg
Lake Martin Great Blue Heron
The photo was taken from a small boat on Lake Martin, Louisiana, near the town of Breaux Bridge. I was attracted to the way the late afternoon light was illuminating the heron while backlighting the foliage, which was in its “fall color” stage. The image has been cropped a little for compositional reasons.
Nikon D850, Tamron 150-600mm G2, handheld.
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Third Prize Perri Schelat
Moth Confetti
I created Moth Confetti last Fall, while walking along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, a stretch that forms the southwest boundary of Glacier National Park. In the Fall the water gets low making it possible to get down in the river and explore amongst pools and rocks. I took a walk in the river, hand holding my camera, which allowed more artistic freedom not being attached to a tripod. I came across a small pool of water wedged in between two boulders full of dead months floating on top of fallen aspen leaves. It was an interesting intimate scene almost an abstract. The water was slightly moving, light was low and I was hand holding. I used an higher ISO to get a fast shutter speed, which was complicated by the need for a small aperture to get greater depth of field from corner to corner. It was a challenge to get just the right balance and the result I wanted. In the end the image really spoke to my current interest and exploration of smaller scenes, while taking time to be more thoughtful and introspective in the field.
Nikon D810, Nikon 24-70mm with VR on F16, 1/160, ISO 1600, 70mm focal length, Global RAW file adjustments made in Lightroom. Basic local adjustments made in Photoshop.
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Finalist
Oracle by Abe Blair
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Finalist
Red Legged Honeycreeper by Kevan Sunderland
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Nature’s Colors Photo Contest Winners and Finalists
more at Outdoor Photographer

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Fadhel Almutaghawi | Shades of Colors

Fadhel Almutaghawi is a Bahraini photographer born in 1975 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He started a serious passion on photography back in the 90’s, however his professionally appearance in the world of photography was in 2012 when he bought his first DSLR Camera. From then on, the photography became a passion and part of his dailylife, not just a hobby. He loves traveling as part of his profession, and he is very lucky to have the opportunity to spend some time with his camera to capture street photography scenes/subject and the people lifestyles with a storytelling photos. His life motto is: Photography is not just simply a profession… it’s passion.

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Fadhel Almutaghawi Photography
via Shades of Color Magazine

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A Splash of Colors

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.

Floating Market
Description: Early in the morning before sunrise up to a hundred boats meet at the colorful Lok Baintan Floating Market in Indonesia. It is one of the oldest markets in Asia where the inhabitants still trade from traditional wooden boats.
Author: Sina Falker (DE), Location: Borneo (Indonesia)
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Game of Colors
Description: The Holi Festival is a yearly Indian celebration announcing the arrival of spring, with a colorful atmosphere that radiates love and happiness.
Author: Anurag Kumar (IN), Location: Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA)
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Playground
Description: The art of regeneration is an urban renewal project through public art and design. “Playground” is a public basketball court located in Alessandria (Italy) designed by the Italian artist GUE. Public art is a response to urban degeneration. It can contribute to civic identity, has educational value, promotes social change, and encourages economic development. It is a way to transform a space into a place.
Author: Ugo Galassi (IT), Location: Alessandria (Italy)
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Melody
Description: Some Miao girls in the Chinese province of Guizhou perform the traditional group dance “Jinji Dance”, somehow imitating the expressions and the shapes of peacocks in courtship.
Author: Wei Ye (CN), Location: Guizhou Province (China)
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Shades of Emerald
Description: A colorful aerial image of an Icelandic glacial lake taken from a small plane.
Author: Stas Bartnikas (RU), Location: Iceland
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Earth Rainbow
Description: This rock formation, in a desert plain, is called ‘Rainbow of the Earth’ by the Mongols. Originally a seabed, then covered by glaciers, over the centuries it became irregular and very colorful because of the presence of iron.
Author: Fabio De Gennaro (IT), Location: Tsagaan Suvarga, White Stupa (Mongolia)
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One Million Flamingos
Author: Franco Cappellari (IT)
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A Splash of Colors
more at Siena International Photo Award

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