• 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!


      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.


      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"

      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

      Joseph Przybyla

      Brown Pelican Liftoff...

      Thread Starter: Joseph Przybyla

      I captured this image at Ft. De Soto County Park in Pinellas County, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

      Last Post By: Joseph Przybyla Today, 07:47 PM Go to last post
      Dorian Anderson

      1st post on BPN - Marbled Godwit

      Thread Starter: Dorian Anderson

      Hi Everyone

      Some of my other posting forums are getting a bit stale, so I'm migrating over here for some critique and inspiration.

      Last Post By: Dorian Anderson Today, 08:31 PM Go to last post
      Allen Sparks


      Thread Starter: Allen Sparks

      Canon 7D2, 400mm F4 DO IS II, 1.4x TC III
      ISO 400, f9, 1/1250s, HH from vehicle

      Last Post By: annmpacheco Today, 09:16 PM Go to last post
      Daniel Cadieux

      Snow Bunting.

      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

      Here's another Snow Bunting form the same session as the one I posted earlier. This one, however, was kind enough to pose beside the remnant of a cornstalk,

      Last Post By: John Whaley Today, 10:10 PM Go to last post
      Paul Burdett

      Osprey in flight

      Thread Starter: Paul Burdett

      Here's another Osprey I captured a while ago. Didn't have the sun behind me, but that's life. Cheers.

      Last Post By: Paul Burdett Today, 07:21 PM Go to last post
      Bill Dix

      Pel's Fishing Owl

      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

      When I told the guides in Botswana that the Pel's Fishing Owl was at the top of my target list, they smiled condescendingly and told me not to get my

      Last Post By: John Whaley Today, 07:08 PM Go to last post
      Frank Gruber

      Question on Selection in PS

      Thread Starter: Frank Gruber

      I have a question on where to select the object when the part is out of focus and more or less merged with the background.
      Where should the outline

      Last Post By: Frank Gruber Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Ring-Billed Gull

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      Ring-billed silhouette. Image adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop.

      Hand held, Medium crop.

      Canon 5D MarkIII
      Sigma 150-600

      Last Post By: annmpacheco Today, 07:54 PM Go to last post

      flippin fish...

      Thread Starter: annmpacheco

      This was taken from a blind with a set-up.... I didn't see this with my own eyes but always a terrific surprise when you look through your images a find

      Last Post By: Allen Sparks Today, 06:37 PM Go to last post
      haseeb badar

      Joint Family !

      Thread Starter: haseeb badar

      Hello everyone ,

      Here is a contribution to this months theme. I have been pretty busy of late but couldn't have missed posting for this months

      Last Post By: haseeb badar Today, 11:45 AM Go to last post
      Tim Foltz

      American Avocets

      Thread Starter: Tim Foltz

      1DMKIII • 500 mm • 1/1600 • f/5.6 • ISO 320 • handheld • manual

      Thanks for looking.


      Last Post By: Daniel Cadieux Today, 06:41 PM Go to last post
      Krishna Prasad kotti


      Thread Starter: Krishna Prasad kotti

      This image of Pied-billed grebe was taken couple of weeks back at Farmington Bay, UT

      Nikon D500, 500 f/4 +1.7x TCII
      ISO 800, f/7.1,

      Last Post By: Krishna Prasad kotti Today, 08:57 PM Go to last post
      William Dickson

      Here Comes the Sun

      Thread Starter: William Dickson

      Canon 1DX
      f/4 500mm with 1.4
      ISO 1000

      I am beginning to find ways to get closer to these birds. If

      Last Post By: Dorian Anderson Today, 05:19 PM Go to last post
      Allen Sparks

      Preening Party

      Thread Starter: Allen Sparks

      Canon 7D, 400mm f4 DO IS, 1.4x TC III
      ISO 400, f16, 1/640s

      Seen along Wildlife Drive at Ding Darling NWR. Critical focus is on birds

      Last Post By: Allen Sparks Today, 07:19 PM Go to last post
      Lorant Voros

      The other sie of a flamingo

      Thread Starter: Lorant Voros

      A not usual view of this bird, I know. Normally we prefer eye contact, a good head and body angle, but I think this is an exception and this image is

      Last Post By: William Dickson Today, 03:53 PM Go to last post
    Web Analytics