• BPN Newsletter 4, 29 February 2016

      BPN Newsletter 4, 29 February 2016




      • Image of the Year 2015
      • Our Sponsor
      • Q&A and BPN Support
      • Unsubscribe



      Image of the Year 2015



      Work on selecting the 2015 Image of the Year (IOTY) is done. The overall winner is "Tug of War" by David Salem. This image was selected by the jury as 'Avian' category winner. Congratulations David !





      Commented by Arash Hazeghi: amazing interaction Dave, most folks don't realize what it takes to get a frame like this, you had really fast reflexes. congrats on your BBC nomination and best luck!

      Spectacular



      The following stunning images were selected as winners in the other categories:


      • Upside Down!, by Sanjeev Aurangabadka in Wildlife



        Commented by Jonathan Ashton: Outstanding quality, a beautiful composition and pose. My eyes are drawn to the leopard and then temporarily to the flies but then back to the leopard. In most images roving eyes are a no no but in this it reflects the powerful content and composition.
      • Pearls of Morning Dew, by Wendy Kates in Out-Of-The-Box



        Commented by Nancy Bell: Super creative and very well done! Love how you created such an intricate and symmetrical design. The fine details and small size of the center diamond shape contrasts and holds together all the other strings of pearls so well. I also like the two larger areas of black space, it keeps all the other stands and dew drops from being overwhelming and helps create those graceful swooping curves. B&W is perfect for this.
      • Mantis (Empusa fasciata) , by Miroslav Maric in Macro and Flora



        Fascinating how this Mantis blends in with the plant and seems to be a part of it. Completed with the stunning background this image deserves the title of best Macro 2015.
      • Frozen, by Dan Kearl in Landscapes and Cities





        Lovely ice formations by chilling winter winds. Strongly contrasted by the wild flowing, soft waterfall, giving a sense of how the ice around the waterfall was formed.
      • Spring Hoopoe, by Kalin Botev in Eager to Learn



        Commented by David Salem: Wow! This is awesome!! I love the whole frame. I chased Hoopoes around when I was on vacation in Egypt but didn't get any great flight images. A killer Incoming pose with his wings back, his crest up, his feet showing, a colorful BG and a nice big bug in his beak!! And It's nice and sharp!! Did I say Wow! A shot you couldn't have dreamt the night before :) Well done.



      All of the category winners will receive a one year subscription voucher. Congratulations everyone !
      Note to the winners: your free one year subscription is applied to your BPN expiration the date has been extended by one year.


      Our Sponsor


      Our main sponsor is B&H Photo Video. Support our site by clicking on the link below. Using the BPN affiliate link will not cost you a penny but will be greatly appreciated.




      Q&A and BPN Support


      In case of user, posting or other BPN problems, contact me on my BPN email address: peterkes@birdphotographers.net.


      Subscription and payment problems: staffbaa@att.net.


      Unsubscribe


      Should you want to unsubscribe from this newletter, please log in to your account and go to:


      • Settings (top right)
      • General Settings (left sidebar)
      • Find: Messaging & Notification
      • untick the mail notification for "Receive Email from Administrators"



      best,
      artie & peter
      This article was originally published in forum thread: BPN Newsletter 4, 29 February 2016 started by Peter Kes View original post
    • Most Recent Threads

      haseeb badar

      Tiger Family !

      Thread Starter: haseeb badar

      Hello everyone ! Thank you for all your comments and suggestions on my previous post .

      Here is another image for this months theme, A tiger

      Last Post By: haseeb badar Today, 12:41 AM Go to last post
      dankearl

      Old Bug Eyes is back....

      Thread Starter: dankearl

      Female Anna's Hummingbird.
      F5.6, 1/1600, iso1000, 600mm, D610

      611_7693bpn.jpg

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:05 AM Go to last post
      Allen Sparks

      Pine Warbler

      Thread Starter: Allen Sparks

      Canon 7D2, 400mm f4 DO IS II, 1.4x TC III, tripod
      ISO 400, f10, 1/1000s

      From a set up this winter.

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:07 AM Go to last post
      Lorant Voros

      Water fun in skimmer style

      Thread Starter: Lorant Voros

      I figured I should try the new size limit on BPN, so here is a black skimmer. I wish for a little head twist towards me, but I like the twisted body and

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:11 AM Go to last post
      gail bisson

      Anna's hummingbird

      Thread Starter: gail bisson

      Canon 1 DX
      600mm and 1.4 x
      ISO 2000 SS 1/500 f 5.6
      As i was leaving a small park in Vancouver, I spotted this handsome boy on this cool

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 01:58 AM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Flower

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Forgot what these flowers are called. Camera on sticks triggered with a remote. Image adjustments in Lightroom.

      Small crop.

      Last Post By: John Mack Yesterday, 08:17 PM Go to last post
      Daniel Cadieux

      More Common Goldeneye Courtship Behaviour.

      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

      I spent a few hours lying on the ice watching and photographing these beautiful ducks performing a variety of courtship behaviours. For all the hardships

      Last Post By: Allen Sparks Yesterday, 11:28 PM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Laughing Gull

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Portrait of a laughing gull. Image adjustments in Lightroom.

      Hand held, Small crop.

      Canon 5D MarkIII
      Sigma 150-600 Contemporary

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:20 AM Go to last post
      Tim Foltz

      American Avocet

      Thread Starter: Tim Foltz

      Canon !DX • 1/3200 • F/7.1 • ISO 640 • handheld • manual

      American Avocet in breeding plumage from one of my favorite ponds.

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:22 AM Go to last post
      D. Robert Franz

      Frosty bison in fog

      Thread Starter: D. Robert Franz

      From my "Winter in Yellowstone" tour last week. This image is from along the Madison River on the only cold day we had -20 F... So magical

      Last Post By: haseeb badar Today, 12:58 AM Go to last post
      Stuart Edwards

      Tight fit snowy owl

      Thread Starter: Stuart Edwards

      This is from what will probably be my last snowy outing this year as the weather has turned unseasonably warm and they have already started to leave the

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:28 AM Go to last post
      sasan nejadi

      Common crane

      Thread Starter: sasan nejadi

      Camera Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
      Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
      Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/1600
      Av(Aperture Value) 5.6

      Last Post By: Isaac Grant Yesterday, 10:03 PM Go to last post
      Isaac Grant

      Great Gray Owl at first light

      Thread Starter: Isaac Grant

      This Great Gray Owl was photographed along the edge of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota. While on our trip with Gail B and Ann P we were mostly skunked

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:34 AM Go to last post
      Mike Poole

      Bue spot stingray

      Thread Starter: Mike Poole



      Not too sure on this one, but I thought I'd throw it out there. Difficult to get close to these using a fisheye lens, but this one

      Last Post By: Andrew Merwin Yesterday, 08:16 PM Go to last post
      Mike Poole

      Male Goldeneye

      Thread Starter: Mike Poole



      This was from the same session as the female Goldeneye I posted recently. The male was a lot more wary than the female, but eventually

      Last Post By: David Salem Today, 02:36 AM Go to last post
    Web Analytics