Bird Photo Competition 2011/12 : Entry Number 511

Judges Comment

Real creativity here: it's unusual to see bird photos in panoramic format, and the feeding action way off-centre makes for a compelling focal point.

Photographers Comment

Thank you for our second "Mark Of Excellence" award... One may generalize a 'bird photo' as being just that: A simple yet beautiful documentation of a feathery friend. Here we break the rules a bit and migrate more into fine art. The main subject is still a bird, yet the surreal background and poetic story-line brings the viewer more than originally expected... Made up of over 50 separate exposures, "Lost Feathers" prints at 24x60 at 300ppi. (See more at