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The BBC Nature Competition

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Garrett, Oct 17, 2004.

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  1. Fledgling

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  2. Boxing Hares

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  3. Welsh Landscape

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  4. Swans

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  5. Three Dormice

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  6. Butterfly on foxglove

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  7. Dragonfly

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  8. Willow Tit

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  9. Lone poppy

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  10. Fairy Glen

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  11. Fungus

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  12. Three Red Deer

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  1. Garrett

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    The BBC is running a nature competition here you photographers what are your opinions of them or thinks should be the winner?
     
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    I prefer 2003's comp actually. But out of this years i like fungus, the way its lit is great
     
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    Last years do look better. Out of this years I like the fairy glen as it has an almost artificial look to it.
     
  4. Garrett

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    I have just watched them on TV and they are all a lot better than the small pictures show, for instance there is a bit of a cobweb on the fungus.
     
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    Shame we never knew about it, it would have been nice to enter
     
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    my thoughts exactly, still who wants to win some BBC title when you can be the AV Forums top photographer for a whole month. We need a sponsor !
     
  7. Garrett

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    Did anyone see them making the short list?
    For the animals section someone entered a couple sitting on a bench and to the side was the entrance to the monkey house.
    An other a farmer was stood with one foot on a cow that was laying down, or one of a flea about 1/200th of the size of the picture. And somebody entered a picture of a rare moth larvae which was all white with red horizontal stripes (turned out it was toothpaste).

    I voted for the dragonfly as I know how hard they are to get close to and in macro mode? And you can see the movement in the wings.
     
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    Yeah it bloody hard getting a macro shot of insects. Tried myself with only a slight breeze to capture a spider on a web, but i just couldn't focus on it as it was blowing in and out.

    Not much nature round here, but i'm going to get a tripod and start having a trip out.
     
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    just had a closer look Garrett, that is a pretty special picture, the wings look superb.
     
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    my mate at work brought me a present on friday, a :censored: big spider in a tub. It was so pi**ed off it would not sit still for a photo. I'm a big wimp when it comes to spiders which did not help :eek:
     
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    you should have a look at John Brackenbury's book 'Close up' for some superb macro photography - he's a real boffin, even constructing his own high speed, laser activated contraptions (1/20,000 sec shutter speed!). Awesome stuff.

    And on the subject of nature photography - take a look at some of Art Wolfe's work
    http://www.artwolfe.com/cgi-bin/shop/enlarge.cgi?r=GP1006
    http://www.artwolfe.com/cgi-bin/shop/enlarge.cgi?r=GP1032

    and one for mylo
    http://www.artwolfe.com/cgi-bin/shop/enlarge.cgi?r=GP1007
     
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    :thumbsup: WOW ! :thumbsup:

    thanks Tomson :)
     
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    The "welsh landscape" photo has the making of a great shot....it just isn't quite there for me. Would have loved to have got in closer to the old building for a shot with that light on it......though wouldn't be much good for a wildlife shot ;)
     
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    The result were announced today.

    The judges choose was the Dragonfly. :clap:

    The viewers choose was the Three Dormice. :clap:

    I see apart from the Fungus the photographic eyed members choose the winners as there choose. :smashin:
     
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    I liked the doormice shot, but my favourite was the hares boxing.
     
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    The top 4 pictures of the judges were the Dragonfly, Boxing Hares, Three Red Deer and the Fledgling.

    As I say the Dragonfly won it and was commended for not only being a good picture but a good technical shoot.
     
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    It is a lovely shot, and a well deserved win!
     
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    Can't get cuter than three snoozing doormice.
     

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