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James Shadle
03-13-2011, 10:25 PM
So many great images and only one IOTY winner!
That winner is Chris Kotze.

Please join me in congratulating Chris Kotze for having his image "Catch of the Day" selected as the BirdPhotographers.Net Image Of The Year for 2010!

Chris is being awarded a lifetime membership to BPN and a workshop with Artie Morris or 5 days on the Hooptie Deux with James Shadle.

The image of the year contest is one of the benefits of being a BPN member. Only BPN members qualify to participate in the Image of The Week and Image Of The Year contests.

We want to be completely transparent about our selection process. In order to avoid even the appearance of favoritism, all staff members had the opportunity to participate in nominating and selecting the winners.

Here are the steps taken to select BirdPhotographers.Net's Image Of The Year.

First our staff members nominated one image from each image critique forum.

Second the nominated list of anonymous images were posted in a private selection forum.

Third our staff voted via poll for their favorite image in each category. If there was a clear cut winner, that became the Image Of The Year for it's category.

In case of a category tie, the images receiving equal votes were re-posted and voted on again until there was a winner by majority vote.

The ownership group selected the overall winner of BPN's Image Of The Year from the IOTY category winners by .

The Image Of The Year Second Place Winner is Sid Garige.


The Image Of The Year Third Place Winner is Stuart Bowie.


Jeff Dyck
03-13-2011, 11:01 PM
Congratulations Chris - well deserved!

Steve Canuel
03-13-2011, 11:22 PM
Congrats Chris.

Kerry Perkins
03-13-2011, 11:36 PM
Congratulations Chris! Wonderful image.

Harshad Barve
03-14-2011, 12:48 AM
Congratulations Chris - well deserved

Stu Bowie
03-14-2011, 01:37 AM
You nailed it Chris. Big congrats.

Dave Barnes
03-14-2011, 01:59 AM
Wow Chris, very well done.

Jay Gould
03-14-2011, 02:17 AM
Unbelievable image and an award so well deserved. You even captured a perfect HA on the hopper!! :5:cheers:

Arthur Morris
03-14-2011, 06:38 AM
Mazel tov to all on their awards and their truly mind-blowing images.

Grace Scalzo
03-14-2011, 06:56 AM
Congrats, Chris. What a memorable image!

And Sid and Stuart, congrats to you both as well for your awards. Fine work!

denise ippolito
03-14-2011, 07:01 AM
Congratulations Chris, Sid and Stuart-Well deserved!:S3:

Stephen Earle
03-14-2011, 07:51 AM
Congrats Chris! Well deserved.

Marc Mol
03-14-2011, 08:10 AM
Ah yes, remembering when this one was submitted and new that it was in with a chance, well deserved.
BIG congrats! :cheers:

Sid Garige
03-14-2011, 08:26 AM
Well deserved image Chris. Congrats.

Thanaboon Jearkjirm
03-14-2011, 08:55 AM
Congratulation Chris!!! A well deserve image.

Kaustubh Deshpande
03-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Huuge congrats. great image...very well deserved.

Steven Kersting
03-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Amazing image!

Morkel Erasmus
03-14-2011, 11:19 AM
congrats on this Chris! stunning image...congrats to Sid and Stu too!

Daniel Cadieux
03-14-2011, 11:49 AM
Way to go fellas!!! Chris, Sid, and Stuart...all of your winning images are fabulous!! Well deserved...:cheers:

Dan Brown
03-14-2011, 11:50 AM
Congrats on an awesome image, Chris!

Indranil Sircar
03-14-2011, 12:32 PM
Congratulations Chris! Congrats to Sid and Stuart too... Well done!

Vivaldo Damilano
03-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Chris congrates on award, awesome stuff indeed.

03-14-2011, 02:22 PM
A great image. I said before I was not surprised to see it in IOM, and once again I am not surprised to see it here. Wonderful!

Doug Brown
03-14-2011, 04:08 PM
Big time congratulations Chris on a super image! We all dream of getting a shot like this. Well deserved Overall IOTY honors!

Don Lacy
03-14-2011, 04:28 PM
Congrats Chris an amazing image.

Bill Jobes
03-14-2011, 10:22 PM
Chris, this image is nothing short of magical.

It embodies everything we strive for each time we head afield with our gear, our hopes and our dreams.

Best congratulations on a honor so well-deserved.

Chris Kotze
03-15-2011, 02:31 AM
WOW !! I'm overwhelmed and honoured. Thank so much to BPN and every one involved it's much appreciated.

Don Thompson
03-15-2011, 11:31 AM
Congratulations Chris. Awesome photo.

Vida van der Walt
03-15-2011, 11:54 AM
Huge congrats Chris! A magnificent image and the prize so well deserved.:S3:

Pieter de Waal
03-16-2011, 05:16 AM
Excellent image Chris, well deserved and congratulations.

Tom Redd
03-16-2011, 09:05 AM
Congrats to Chris and to all the winners. Wonderful work!

Sidharth Kodikal
03-16-2011, 09:20 AM
A perfect image! Congratulations on a very well deserved award Chris.

Tony Whitehead
03-17-2011, 03:41 AM
Superb, Chris. Well deserved. Thats 3 Images of the Year in a row for South Africa I think!! Sid and Stu adding to a great top 3 images for the year.

Richard Lovison
03-17-2011, 12:51 PM
Congratulations Chris!

Jim Ducey
03-17-2011, 03:50 PM
The Colors and timing are right on , a dream photo, thanks for sharing.

Jim Ducey :S3:

Roman Kurywczak
03-18-2011, 10:54 AM
Congrats Chris!!! It was my favorite!

Brendan Dozier
03-18-2011, 07:11 PM
Congratulations Chris, awesome!

zethar zethar
03-20-2011, 08:01 AM
Unbelievable image! Congrats!

marco peschiera
04-04-2011, 08:04 AM
Congrats Chris.

Arno Ellmer
04-08-2011, 02:17 PM
Chris, I'm a late comer ,but congrats on a truly exceptional image ! Well done and well deserved! Makes us proudly South African !!

pat larkin
05-22-2011, 10:35 AM
[QUOTE=James Shadle;647372]
So many great images and only one IOTY winner!

That winner is Chris Kotze.

Fantastic image - Congratulations.

Steve Wasson
05-22-2011, 05:29 PM
Simply Beautiful!

Manos Papadomanolakis
06-18-2011, 01:34 PM
Congratulations Chris

Ron Bernstein
07-26-2011, 08:49 PM
Congratulations, Chris; it's lovely!

Gloria Archilla
01-06-2012, 10:49 PM
What timing! Beautiful bird and colors. Congratulations!

Hazel Grant
01-19-2012, 02:44 PM