Gardens At Night

This was a winner for me early on in the submission stage. Magical reflections, image full of interest, the colours are glorious, I’m glad the photographer didn’t enhance them I really like the pastel tone to the whole image. The bridge perfectly set in the composition. It’s not crystal sharp but that gives it an ethereal feel. Even the shard of light on the left adds to the image. Well done seriously jealous to have been there let alone take the picture……..

Light up in the garden of Eikando Temple by Patosan
Judge Winner
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There were a few entries of these Super Trees but this one took it with its sharpness, composition and sheer amount within the image…… This is a perfect advert for one of the worlds greatest attractions. The detail is gorgeous and I really like the close framing at the edges, great positioning of trunks and inclusion of whole circle walkway. Thank you for including it in my contest, very jealous.

Supertrees at Night by Mathew Browne
Crowd Winner
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Very nice inclusion to the contest, a supreme example of how b/w makes an image. The subtle tone makes it stand out and the lighting caught my eye instantly. Nice composition of the whole photo vanishing of to the left and the dark light split on the right side, the hazy blur and the heavy visible trunks, magical.

Turkish garden after watering by psilo
Judge 4th – Crowd 9th
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Nightglow by Kevin Childress
Judge Commended – Crowd 2th
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Untitled by Arkady
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Gardens At Night
Created by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

more at Photocrowd

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

Purple Swirl by Jackie Kramer
Finalist – Macro Art
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Red Ribbons by Linde Stewart
Finalist – Macro Art
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Standing Alone by Yi Fan
2nd place – Wildflower Landscapes
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Marbled White Butterfly by Ross Hoddinott
1st place – Wildlife in the Garden
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Noir Flohay by Bart Heirweg
2nd place – Trees, Woods & Forests
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All Together by Mauro Tronto
2nd place – Breathing Spaces
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The Miao Terraces by Mingli Tian
3rd place – Bountiful Earth
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Congratulations to everyone who won this year and thank you to everyone who took part in our 10th Anniversary competition.

more finalists and winners at igpoty

The Magic of Macro

The Magic of Macro
Celebrating 20 years as a professional wildlife photographer, Ross Hoddinott tells us of his first camera, how he paved his career path and explains why the absence of ethical guidelines in close-up photography needs addressing.

rosshoddinott02a rosshoddinott02b rosshoddinott02c rosshoddinott02d… wildlife photographers can capture images that just weren’t possible even five years ago. It is an exciting time to be a nature photographer …

more in Wild Planet Photo Magazine

Best of 2016 | 35photo

Best of 2016 | 35photo

35photobest01aOnce Upon a Time…
Pawel Kucharski
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35photobest01bГорьковская
Сергей Дегтярёв
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35photobest01c« Песчаная бестия »
Ирина Джуль
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35photobest01dНебрежное
Илья Рашап
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35photobest01e//no title
Alexander Fess
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35photobest01fKsenia
Dmitry Arhar
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35photobest01g.
Баженов Денис
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35photobest01hДождь
Осипов Ёжъ Александр
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35photobest01iПод дождем вдвоем…
Вячеслав Мищенко
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35photobest01j***
Иван Кислов
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35photobest01kОбед
Нарчук Андрей
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35photobest01lside by side
Kim Suk Eun
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35photobest01mСпят усталые игрушки…
Александр Перов
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35photobest01n
Adam Wawrzyniak
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Best of 2016
more at 35photo

Вячеслав Мищенко | Vyacheslav Mischenko

Вячеслав Мищенко | Vyacheslav Mischenko

vyacheslavmischenko12aПод дождем вдвоем…
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vyacheslavmischenko12bХранитель
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vyacheslavmischenko12c…что мне дождик проливной…
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vyacheslavmischenko12dЧерепаха Тортилла
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vyacheslavmischenko12eПод присмотром
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Вячеслав Мищенко | Vyacheslav Mischenko
more at 35photo

Александр Чорный | Alexander Chornyi

Александр Чорный | Alexander Chornyi

alexanderchornyi12aПод лаской весеннего света
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alexanderchornyi12b« Звездный зонтик »
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alexanderchornyi12cГулять под дождем
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alexanderchornyi12dВ свете млечного пути
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alexanderchornyi12e***
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Александр Чорный | Alexander Chornyi
more at 35photo

TIERFOTOGRAFIE IN S/W

Portfolio
Die Sieger Des Wettbewerbs
Gagnants du Concours Animaux en Noir et Blanc
Winners of the Black and White Animals Contest

bwanimaux11a1. Platz: Der Flughund übt sich keineswegs im Spitzentanz. Vielmehr hat die Fotograin Katja Jentschura das Bild einfach umgedreht. Doch auch ohne diesen Trick überzeugt ihr Werk aufgrund der Komposition und der feinen Tonwertabstufungen. Sie gewinnt das Objektiv Tamron SP 35mm F/1 ,8 Di VC USD im Wert von 1.099 Euro.
Verschlusszeit: 1/160 Sekunde, Blende: f6,3, Lichtempindlichkeit: ISO 1.600, Brennweite: 225 mm
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bwanimaux11b2. Platz: Ein gutes Geschäft machte unser Leser Hans Wichmann: Das Bild eines Schafs gegen ein ProiStativ „Twister Pro II 285“ von Bilora sowie einen Systemblitz Voking VK360. Der Gesamtwert beträgt 390 Euro
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bwanimaux11c3. Platz: Der eigentümliche Kontrast aus urzeitlicher Libelle und Trockenblüte war der Jury die Sofortbildkamera Polaroid „Snap“ (170 Euro) wert. Dirk Müller porträtierte die Heidelibelle mit. Verschlusszeit: 1/20 Sekunde, Blende: f11, Lichtempindlichkeit: ISO 100, Brennweite: 225 mm
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bwanimaux11d4. Platz: So eindringlich schaut nur ein Katze. Mithilfe eines präzisen Schärfeverlaufs ing Klaus-Peter Selzer den Blick ein. Er wird mit einem Rucksack von Artisan & Artist (149 Euro) prämiert. Verschlusszeit: 1/200, Blende: f7,1, Lichtempindlichkeit: ISO 200, Brennweite: 180 mm
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bwanimaux11e5. Platz: Ein Reisestativ „DSLM Travel“ von Mantona im Wert von 109 Euro erhält unsere Leserin Conny Müller. Die luftige Landebahn lichtete sie ab mit. Verschlusszeit: 1/500 Sekunde, Blende: f11, Lichtempindlichkeit: ISO 800, Brennweite: 560 mm
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bwanimaux11f6. Platz: Herbert Welling konnte dank eines 90-Millimeter-Makro-Objektivs viel Abstand zu dem Monstrum halten. Er bekommt die ilm- und fototaugliche Leuchte „Smartcluster Micro“ (80 Euro) von Kaiser Fototechnik.
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more in FotoHits Nr. 12/2016