Wildlife Photo Competition 5 2019 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $638.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Apart from the obvious wow factor and cuteness this photo is technically perfect, the very short depth of field is difficult to master on such a fast moving subject and really sets mouse apart from its surroundings. Great shot and wonderful work, well done you win this round.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I am very happy to be the wildlife competition winner, thanks to the judge for choosing my image! Despite being one of our most common woodland mammals, the small, sweet and secretive wood mouse is hard to spot. In autumn the woodmouse collects nuts and seeds to store them in a food chamber to survive winter. Capturing the jumping mouse was quite a tough challenge for me, because it was almost impossible to predict the focus point. It was taken without any help of a camera trigger/light barrier. The shot was taken with my Canon 7D. Camera settings: f 3.5, ISO 1600, 1/1000sec.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well it came close! This is a superb panned action shot where you have managed to create some lovely textures and of course a great sense of the wild. Very well done, it is a risky choice of shutter speed that has paid off so well.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks. This pictur was taken in the North of Mexico, near Rio Bravo (Rio grande USA).
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We see lots of bee photos but this one really stand out. Your composition is original and your developing isolates your subject nicely. Beautiful and happy shot.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much! I shot this in South Korea with a Leica Q. No processing, sooc jpg.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The space, the birds and the flying dirt make this photo of the backsides of these elephants really come alive. We have a great feeling of a wild moment captured in the perfect instant. I suspect your next shot (or the previous) without that space, the flying dirt or the birds has none of this precious atmosphere.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Nice clean work, you have here a beautiful portrait of this mountain lion. well done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A familiar fox in a beautiful sunset, so well done. I love the foot prints in the sand and wonder why he is hanging around your trap so much…
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for the mark of excellence! This was shot with a wide angle lens and I am behind the camera. Its not a camera trap photo it was taken in a place where there use to be many foxes and they always came around people and would steal fish from fishermen on the beach. ;)
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well your processing skills have saved this, made it pop, and help you make the mark…
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It is a beautiful gathering of dolphins and you have captured the empty vastness of the underwater world and this wonderful mass portrait with so much detail at the same time, well done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well it is such a close up that he can only be your friend! Well done for not getting the shakes and for framing this so well.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is very original and maybe even unconventional but that is why you get through. The light is lovely and lights up those ears so well. Hares are fast, you did well getting this sharp.