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Top of Clinic 3 2020-21
Oil Change 7.5 10 8.5 26 TC GPP Robert Melnyk  Pictorial Gold
Oil Change 7.5 10 8.5 26 TC GPP Robert Melnyk Pictorial Gold
J3 I bet if this car could talk there would be quite the story. I really like the 'grunge' feel to this - intentional or not, it works.
Aperture: 6.3
Camera: E-M1
Iso: 200
Orientation: 1
Great Golden Digger Wasp 9 10 9.5 28.5 TC GPP Jim Maguire  Nature Gold
Great Golden Digger Wasp 9 10 9.5 28.5 TC GPP Jim Maguire Nature Gold
J3 Wonderful image. Everything works.
Author: R.JAMES MAGUIRE
Aperture: 9
Camera: NIKON D7500
Iso: 400
Orientation: 1
Symmetrical Fireflies 8 10 9 27 TC GPP Ed Espin  Pictorial Gold
Symmetrical Fireflies 8 10 9 27 TC GPP Ed Espin Pictorial Gold
J2 beautiful image with great impact. carefully constructed with its symmetry. would look great printed large on a wall. J3 Well done. The symmetry is wonderful. This is a case where you don't really need strong blacks because the whites are so dominate. The border really works with image.
Blue Jay In Snow 7.5 8.5 9.5 25.5 TC GPP Greg Alderson  Nature Gold
Blue Jay In Snow 7.5 8.5 9.5 25.5 TC GPP Greg Alderson Nature Gold
J3 This all works. The pose, the habitat, the sharpness, the depth-of-field, background, exposure etc. If anything, now I'm getting picky, possibly crop the bottom and the left to eliminate the soft focus there. Well done.
Aperture: 7.1
Camera: NIKON D500
Iso: 250
Orientation: 1
On Guard 7.5 9 9.5 26 TC DP Doug Doede  Pictorial Master
On Guard 7.5 9 9.5 26 TC DP Doug Doede Pictorial Master
J3 Well done. Look at the horizontal lines, the vertical lines, the triangles. they all pull together to create this amazing composition ending with the 'Guard'.
Orientation: 1
Blue Footed Boobies-Galapagos 8 8 8 24 TC BPP Malcolm Stagg  Nature Bronze
Blue Footed Boobies-Galapagos 8 8 8 24 TC BPP Malcolm Stagg Nature Bronze
J2 good nature story; too much magenta in the sky and distance, which doesn't look natural with those colours. J3 Too bad the maker couldn't have gotten a different angle so that the horizon is not cutting through the birds, particularly the one 2nd from the right. Excellent story .
On Cloud Nine 8 9 8.5 25.5 TC GPP Valerie Goodfellow  Pictorial Gold
On Cloud Nine 8 9 8.5 25.5 TC GPP Valerie Goodfellow Pictorial Gold
J3 Suggest maybe a small crop across the top. Nice lighting and a beautiful baby.
Aperture: 4
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Iso: 100
Orientation: 1
Honey Bee On Liatrus 9 7.5 9 25.5 TC GPP Judy Boufford  Nature Gold
Honey Bee On Liatrus 9 7.5 9 25.5 TC GPP Judy Boufford Nature Gold
J3 Beautiful. I probably would have scored this a 10 if the bee didn't appear to be over sharpened. Other than that, everything works in this image.
Orientation: 1
Honey Bee 7.5 8.5 8 24 TC SPP Mike Mulvale  Nature Silver
Honey Bee 7.5 8.5 8 24 TC SPP Mike Mulvale Nature Silver
J1 Lovely colour tones J3 I find the green leaves in the bottom very distracting. Otherwise a great image.
Anhinga With Fish 7.5 9 10 26.5 TC GPP Herb McClelland  Nature Gold
Anhinga With Fish 7.5 9 10 26.5 TC GPP Herb McClelland Nature Gold
J3 What a great capture. I don't care about not seeing the anhinga's face. I love the flow of the water, the 'surprise' look on the fish, the beak in the fish, the lighting, the exposure, the composition, etc. etc. I commend the maker for the moment.
Aperture: 8
Camera: NIKON D500
Iso: 800
Lesser Violet Ear Hummingbird 9 9 9 27 TC DP Kathryn Martin  Nature Master
Lesser Violet Ear Hummingbird 9 9 9 27 TC DP Kathryn Martin Nature Master
J3 Look how sharp this is. Feather detail is great. Excellent depth-of-field. Wonderful background. Not often you get hummingbirds just sitting.
Author: Kathryn Martin
Aperture: 8
Camera: ILCE-9
Iso: 3200
Copyright: Kathryn Martin
Osprey With Fish 8 8.5 9 25.5 TC GPP Pat Wintemute  Nature Gold
Osprey With Fish 8 8.5 9 25.5 TC GPP Pat Wintemute Nature Gold
J3 Great story. Some judges would say the tail and far wing should be sharper but I wouldn't agree. There's enough sharpness in the rest of this image. Eye, talons. fish, and front wing are sharp. Love the splash. Well placed in the frame. Exposure is bang on. Good work.
Aperture: 6.3
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Iso: 3200
Orientation: 1