We have nominated this fairytale-like image for the winner of this I-Shot-It Flower competition for its playfulness, vivid colours and lovely composition. The depth of field underlines the beauty of these little white flowers. Thank you for submitting this photo, and congratulations to you, being the the winner!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Birgit... I'm Sorin Mateescu from Ramnicu Valcea, Romania and I am very honored for this award. I work with Olympus OMD EM1 camera and for this shot I used Noktor lens 50mm at F/0.95, manual focus. Postprocess in ON1 photo. Thank you again.
Moody with deep dark colours, this photo reminds us of one of the old painter’s masterpiece. The dying flowers only add to this mood and the composition of this image is superb.
My name is a Rich Saxon and I live in Lafayette, Colorado. Thank you for the recognition and Mark of Excellence. Still Life photography is my winter time activity when weather keeps me indoors as is often the case in Colorado. This image was created wth a Canon EOS 60D and I uses the light painting technique to create the final product. I draw my inspiration from the classic artists' work that I study and enjoy at the Denver Art Museum.
So delicate and also creative! A fragile eggshell with such sweet, thin stemmed flowers growing out of there. Beautiful colours, composition and execution.
Many thanks to the judges and congratulations to all selected photographers. I'm Maren Winter from Germany and love to explore the language of still life photography.
This is my first international competition, so I am very happy that two of my pictures are in the top ten and got a "Mark of Excellence".
This shot I have titled "balance", it was taken with a Nikon d7100 and a Sigma 17-70mm lens.
What a great example of a superb close up! The observer is drawn right into the inner of this plant. The tiny drops of water create a more three-dimensional feel to this image.
Thank you so very much for the "Mark of Excellence."
I shot this dandelion at seed stage one Spring evening as it was misting rain (and very cloudy).
The dandelion was in my flower garden so the greenish color is from back ground foliage. I laid flat on the ground as I photographed this with my 100 mm macro lens. I was amazed at how the water stayed perfectly in various sizes of circles.
I am a very serious hobbyist photographer living in Lafayette, Indiana.
Thank you again for this great honor!
This is another favourite of this flower competition. Bold colours and high contrast make this a dramatic appearing flower. It reminds the judge of a dark song by the musician Nick Cave.
Todd Siegel Fort Myers Florida , This was shot with a D7100 Nikon with Nikon 18-70 lense , Thank you for the mention.
Mark Of Excellence
I have always being a fan of adding layers in a photograph. This is a good example of doing so. The wet glass shot through to the pink roses make this a wonderful appearance.
Mark Of Excellence
The added filter work very well with this capture. I almost can smell the air in this jungle of branches.
Hi everyone, my name is Erin and I reside in Gig Harbor, WA. I shot these flowers in early spring in my back yard this year. I used a Canon T2i for this shot with an 85mm lens. For the editing process I used Exposure X. This year I decided to take a break from my photography business and just create from my heart. This image was from the beginning of that decision. I really appreciate this recognition. Thank you so so very much!
Having one of the tulips placed on the table, next to the vase, makes this photo even more beautiful to look at. It also raises the question, why did this flower end up next to the other’s? Perfectly composed and executed - great photograph!
Many thanks to the judges and congratulations to all selected photographers.
I'm Maren Winter from Germany and love to explore the language of still life photography. This is my first international competition, so I am very happy that two of my pictures are in the top ten now and got a "Mark of Excellence".
This shot I have titled "escape". It was taken with a Nikon d7100 and a 18-140mm lens.
Very creative, and what an expression this dog has. Almost human like. It really is a great head piece, that’s being placed on this sweet creature.
Shelter Pets Project -
Image taken at Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS) using my Canon 5D Mark II and 50mm lens. Processing involved adding texture to the background for a more painterly look.
This regal beauty is Midnight. She's a 5 year old Rottweiler mix that has been at the shelter for over three years. It was extremely moving to see such a beautiful dog, always overlooked, proudly wearing such a fabulous design.
The stunning headdress was donated by New York designer Joan Marentis Kelly for Cosmik Souls Handcrafted Jewelry and Couture Accessories. Joan has jumped on board with our Shelter Pets Project and we couldn't be more excited. If you are interested in Midnight, she will be a fantastic addition to your family. Contact UCAPS today! Address: 1000 Sunset Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730 Ph. 1-870- 862-0502
What strikes us in the photograph is its dreaminess. So soft and tender, the colours melting into each other, and how the light comes in. This is another of our favourite submissions in this flower competition.
I am a creative director and photographer based in San Francisco, CA. This image was created using a Canon 5D MK III and a 100mm L Macro lens.