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    Default Image of the Year Overall Winner Jeroen Stel

    Once again, so many great images and only one IOTY winner!
    That winner is Jeroen Stel.
    Please join me in congratulating Jeroen Stel for having his image "Bearded Reedling-Panurus-biarmicus " selected as the BirdPhotographers.Net Image Of The Year for 2012!
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    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.BPN staff members are excluded from Image of the Week or Image of the Year consideration.

    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 .
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    Congratulations Jeroen! Much deserved honor for your spectacular image!
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    Congratulations. Beautiful image!

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    Congrats Jeroen, beautiful image.

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    Congratulations, Jeroen, well deserved win
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    When I first viewed this image I knew it was something special and likely one to go far....congratulations on the honour Jeroen!!

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    Very well deserved- a spectacular image!

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    Congrats, Jeroen. This is so artful and a very deserving win.

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    Huge Congrats Jeroen. A great image well deserved.

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    Well deserved Jeroen! Congrats on a stunning image and IOTY!
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    Awesome image, very beautiful and inspiring, Jeroen! Congratulations

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    Congratulations, Jeroen!

    This is one of those images that will be burned into my memory for years to come!

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    Wonderful image i remember when it was posted thinking it does not get much better then this
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    Congratulations, an outstanding image!

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    Congratulations Jeroen! Well deserved.

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    congrats Jeroen

    one fine image!
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    Congratulations on one of the most artistic bird images I have ever seen.
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    Definitely one of the best I have ever seen. Very very well deserved. Huge congrats!!

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    I remember when this was first posted and thinking that it looked like an awesome acrylic painting. Yes the most artistic shot I have ever seen. Well deserved.

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    Congrats on one superb image, definitely well deserved.

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    Thank you all so much for your kind words on my overall winning Bearded Reedling image.
    I feel very humble and honoured and hope to be able to enjoy wildlife and birds in particular for many years to come!

    Kind regards,

    Jeroen Stel

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    Stunning and big congrats from my side, Jeroen!!
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    Well deserved honor on this stunning image, Jeroen. Congrats!

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    Exceptional bird image Jeroen. Congrats./

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    Heartiest Congratulation Jeroen !!! Marvelous image.

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    This is such an amazingly beautiful image! I just love the composition and light , color all of it. Congratulations to you Jeroen.

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    Congratulations Jeroen! Exceptional capture and the best image of this species I've ever seen.

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    Simply beautiful, well won indeed

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