Premium Competition 2011 Q4
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

A symbol for new life ...

This little bird just getting ready to take off, the wings almost appearing translucent, with it's beak open. A stunning image which should not be ignored.

Photographers Comment

My name is Mobower and I live in Michigan. This image was captured as our cat, Murphy was slinking up to the bird bath. Just as the bird saw the cat she crouched and I snapped the shutter. In post process I cropped the photo, desaturated it and pushed the contrast a bit. The camera used was the Canon Rebel XS, 1/800sec, f10, 300mm lens. I hope you all enjoy!