APOY 2011 Round 5 – Creative Wildlife

Creative Wildlife

The results are in for the fifth round of APOY. We had some fantastic entries, covering many subjects.

Simona Bonanno, of Italy, wins first place in our Creative wildlife round of APOY 2011. Simona will receive Canon?s latest DSLR, the 18-million-pixel EOS 600D with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens and a PIXMA MG8150 Wi-Fi all-in-one inkjet printer that is capable of scanning 35mm film and produces photolab-quality prints, all worth a total of £1,098. The EOS 600D offers full HD (1080p) video recording, up to 3.7fps continuous shooting and a 3in, 1.04-million-dot, vari-angle LCD screen. An ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 12,800, enables high-quality handheld shooting in low-light conditions without the need for flash. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens is an ideal general purpose standard zoom.

Our second-placed winner is Lee Jeffries, of Bolton, who will receive Canon?s 10-million-pixel PowerShot S95 and SELPHY CP800, worth a total of £498. With its HS system and f/2 lens, the S95 excels in low-light conditions. Other features include 720p HD movie capability, raw capture and 3in LCD screen.

Brian McDonnell of Ayrshire finished third in the round and wins Canon?s IXUS 310 HS digital compact camera and SELPHY CP800 printer, worth a total of £398.

1st Simona Bonanno, Italy 44pts

Nikon D80, 28-80mm, 1/10sec at f/32, ISO 100


Judges say: ?Simona was inspired by Picasso?s drawings of bullfighting and the Paleolithic cave paintings at Lascaux in southwestern France. The judges loved the image?s impressionistic quality and compelling sense of movement. A captivating image that stood out from all the rest?

2nd Lee Jeffries, Greater Manchester 43pts

Canon EOS 5D, 70-200mm, 1/320sec at f/5, ISO 160

Portrait of a baby Orangutan

Judges say: ?Lee took this image at Chester Zoo through a glass enclosure. His sensitive use of light, attention to detail and well-thought-out composition impressed the judges?

3rd Brian McDonnell, Ayrshire 42pts

Nikon D80, 18-135mm, 1/90sec at f/6.7, ISO 100

Duck from above

Judges say: ?It?s not often that you see a duck photographed from this viewpoint! We love the unusual shooting angle and the image?s unique graphic appeal.?

Top 50 entries for this round

  • 1 Simona Bonanno 44pts
  • 2 Lee Jeffries 43pts
  • 3 Brian Mcdonnell 42pts
  • 4 Misa Irodia 41pts
  • 4 Thomas Richards 41pts
  • 6 John Seamons 40pts
  • 6 Marek Troszczynski 40pts
  • 8 Jarrod Castaing 39pts
  • 8 Matteo Colombo 39pts
  • 8 Andy Keen 39pts
  • 8 Jack Hood 39pts
  • 8 Istvan Kerekes 39pts
  • 8 Edward Ross 39pts
  • 14 Tim Huyck 38pts
  • 14 Lauren Metcalfe 38pts
  • 14 Sean Slevin 38pts
  • 14 Paul Tucker 38pts
  • 18 Roberto Binder 37pts
  • 18 Mark Bridger 37pts
  • 18 Sean Rogers 37pts
  • 18 Simonas Valatka 37pts
  • 22 Giovanni Allievi 36pts
  • 22 Tanja Nijhoff 36pts
  • 22 Naomi Roberts 36pts
  • 25 Dan Deakin 35pts
    • 25 Eric Kruszewski 35pts
    • 27 Lucinda Castaing 34pts
    • 27 Samridhi Dasot 34pts
    • 29 Sam Burton 33pts
    • 30 Ashley Field 32pts
    • 31 Ameya Joshi 31pts
    • 31 Salvatore Marrazzo 31pts
    • 31 Rod Pye 31pts
    • 31 Dwi Septiyana 31pts
    • 31 Henrique Souto 31pts
    • 36 Horia Bogdan 30pts
    • 36 Helen Clarke 30pts
    • 36 Gary Cox 30pts
    • 36 Ian Waite 30pts
    • 40 Shanon Moratti 29pts
    • 40 Igor Nikolcevic 29pts
    • 40 Duncan Wood 29pts
    • 43 Roderick Leyland 27pts
    • 43 Caisii Mao 27pts
    • 43 John Mugford 27pts
    • 43 Gianna Caterina Romanelli 27pts
    • 47 Weng Lim 26pts
    • 48 Joe Tully 25pts
    • 48 Lucian Virciu 25pts
    • 50 Eric Begbie 24pts

    View the winning Images in the APOY 2011 Gallery

    See the APOY 2011 Leader Board after this round.

    In association with Canon