APOY 2011 Round 5 – 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.
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?
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?
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
View the winning Images in the APOY 2011 Gallery
See the APOY 2011 Leader Board after this round.
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