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See the results for APOY 2014 Round 2 - Animal Planet

Discussion in 'Amateur Photographer Of the Year (APOY)' started by Chrissie_Lay, May 27, 2014.

  1. Chrissie_Lay

    Chrissie_Lay AP Editor's PA

  2. avt

    avt Well-Known Member

    I think there are some mistakes in schedule... it does not correspond to gallery
  3. PMurrell

    PMurrell Well-Known Member

    My entry appeared to have the hallmarks of the 'get low' advice given i.e. Animals will relax...exhibit natural behaviour etc....and the result...'Blankety Blank' Lol.

    I live to fight another day. (it's a learning curve)
  4. avt

    avt Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, for me the declared task doesn't correspond to the published result...
  5. PMurrell

    PMurrell Well-Known Member

    In recent months I learnt that a photo of mine came 2nd in an international competition. This same photo came 21st in a previous APOY a few years back.

    Judges are only human and some will see things that others don't and vice-versa. It's a difficult job and one I do not envy.

    From a perspective of an entrant getting recognition for ones work is a bonus but I understand your frustration when you've followed a brief and things appear not to work out. We've all been there and I'm afraid it's all part of the learning curve. Personally I try not to let such disappointments frustrate me. I just see them as another hurdle.

    It will come.
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  6. bevlad

    bevlad Well-Known Member

    I'm trying not to get upset about the judging this year... I had a bit of a rant at the beginning of last years APOY because of some dubious decisions.
    Overall I tend to think they get it right especially considering how many entries they get.
    The winner this month I thought was pretty good and you can imagine a lot of effort has gone into it.
    Second place is essentially a good picture, I liked the Kray's reference, but I didnt think it was particularly well processed, the black background seems too dark for the lowish contrast on the owls which gives it a 'cut out' look.
    Dusica Paripovic's cat picture was superb and probably should have been higher than 30th
  7. PMurrell

    PMurrell Well-Known Member

    My entry was of some deer resting in Richmond Park. Looking back I can see I was taking a chance getting so close but guess it didn't have that 'umph!' to make the top 50.

    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  8. bevlad

    bevlad Well-Known Member

    thats a flippin stunner, the only problem I can see with it is that the second dears antlers are in silhouette and It kind of draws you eye to that.
    I like the way there is no clear focal point, it just looks like a picture you can let your eye wander around
  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I keep thinking is a bird an animal... then I saw a lovely definition which said a bird is an animal with wings and two legs that lay eggs. lol One for the grammar police, I think.
  10. PMurrell

    PMurrell Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bevlad. I titled it 'In The Shade'...
  11. luisport

    luisport Well-Known Member

  12. PMurrell

    PMurrell Well-Known Member

  13. avt

    avt Well-Known Member

  14. Ffolrord

    Ffolrord Well-Known Member

    That's very nice. Unusual, very nice light. A very engaging image. I'd put that ahead of plenty in the top30.
  15. PMurrell

    PMurrell Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I really appreciate the compliments and feedback.
  16. Oliver_Atwell

    Oliver_Atwell AP Features writer Forum Admin

    Hello everyone,

    Apologies for the mistake in the results. It was entirely my error. I gave over the wrong information so consider my wrists slapped. The results have now been adjusted and can be found here: http://apmag.co/APOY14r2results


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