Flower heads - 40pts, Third place
Sean Slevin, Ireland Canon EOS 500D, 28mm, 1/2sec at f/22, ISO 200 Sean felt he had some catching up to do in APOY, so he decided to think outside the box. 'I had the idea of viewing the world from an insect's level and capturing the early morning light,' he says. 'With my camera at ground level, I focused on the flower heads with the grass directly in front of the lens out of focus to create depth. Judges say, 'We love the desaturated colours and the ultra-low perspective. Whether Sean intended this literally or not, we really do get the sense in this image of what an insect might see.'