Flower Photo Competition 4 2012 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $574.50 plus a Leica V-LUX 40 worth approximately $800
  • Judges Comment
  • <p>This is a beautiful photograph in green - and still it looks so colorful.</p> <p>The composition in this photo is superb. It seems, that it could be so much more, and at the same time it is obvious in its meaning.</p> <p>Contrast and depth of field help to make this photo the winner of this flower competition.</p> <p>Congratulation form the I-Shot-It team!</p>
  • Photographers Comment
  • Wow, thank you for your votes, I´m very happy! My name ist Ulrike Treude and I am a hobby photographer living in Germany, Gelsenkirchen. This photo was taken with a Canon Eos 5 DMark II and a macro Ef 100mm 2.8.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Bright and bold colors with a tight crop make this an excellent photo. This is one of the most spectacular images, which has been submitted to this flower competition. A warm appearing orange, in contrast to translucent air bubbles all over the flower, and this set against a purple background. Congratulations - it works!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Hi my name is Jeff Sutain, and I am a Amatuer Photographer from Staten Island, NY And I wanna thank the Judge for picking my photo, Wow this is awesome that a judge would pick my Photo as a runner up in this Competition This photo was shot with this flower in a tank of water where bubbles were creatived and a dark backround was used, the camera that I used was my Canon Eos dig Rebel XTi with a 50mm lens and a extension tube in a Macro setting
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well cropped and executed photograph, which doesn't need a lot of words. Abstract and still recognisable making this a superb shot. The complimentary colors of red and green are strong and work well, and only a tint of color for its background. Great!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Lovely, gentle and delicate, how this flowers were captured. I seems to be in a land of snow and coldness, but it might be spring, or is its stem disappearing under water? Superb depth of field make this photo a stunner!
  • Photographers Comment
  • My name ist Ulrike Treude and I thank you very much. I took this photo on a sunny, very cold day in december.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Capturing flowers in black and white can be a challenge, since color is an important aspect of flowers. This photo has great composition and a dynamic direction, how the petals inside the flower grow.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Every summer I grow Sunflowers in my back yard (Houston, TX). I am truly crazy about them. Their cycle of life from the seed it sprouts from to the seeds it produces is fascinating to experience first hand, and the birds and insects it attracts is magical as well. I have photographed them from every angle and since I am a huge fan of B&W, it was a natural direction for me. I am honored to have this photograph noticed by the judges, as it is truly one that makes me smile:) Dion Nelson
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This image has a wonderful flow. I can picture it on a cover of a record, or in combination with a fashion shoot. The low sunlight gives it a special touch. This field with flowers is nicely captured and takes your mind away. Definitely one of this competitions winners!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Hi, my name is Elmar Egner and I am situated in the beautiful town of Quedlinburg, Germany. I took this photo in a public Garden near the castle of the town. It was late afternoon and the light was just gorgeous! I used a Fuji X-pro 1 with it's 35mm lens. Post processing is minimal adjustment of contrast and cropping, the rest is out of camera.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Normally, this kind of flower is being pictured as a delicate fluffy and white flower. Here we can see the same kind, but pictured in a different way. Reduced to only one of its characteristic seeds. And still, this photo shows all what's needed to be recognised. The plain background sets the subject well apart to the front. Great photo!
  • Photographers Comment
  • "Last Wish" Thanks for the great comments and the support. Glad to be a part of a great group of photos. It must have been hard to be the soul judge. Look forward to adding more photos down the road in many categories. Canon 60D 28-300 zoomed to 140MM 1/80 shutter Joe
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The simplicity with only yellow and black, as well as the straight-forward composition makes this image unique and standing out from others. This is a different way how to deal with the subject. It's simple and graphic. A beautiful way this is!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Hello, I am Christino. I would like to thank you for the recognition in choosing my photo as one of the finalists. As I was sitting on my porch talking to my mother I just happened to glance over and saw this flower nicely illuminated and the great shadow cast from the garden edging and the flower itself. So I grabbed my camera took a few shots and came out with this photo in the end. This image was taken in my yard(SE Michigan), with a Canon T3i, [email protected]/100 f9, minimal processing with LR.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A flower, hardly recognisable as such. How this photo was cropped has a big impact of its originallity. This, as well as colors and composition make this photo one of our winners. Thank you for submitting it.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for your vote! This image shows a detail of a poppy flower, taken with a Sony A700 and the "good old" Minolta APO 200/2.8 with distance rings. Christian Bernfeld, Austria