- July 28th, 2014
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their works in this photo contest. As displayed in the gallery gathered within this competition, what little birds are lacking in size they compensate in attitude, bu sure to browse all the awesome submissions. A special mention to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the People’s Choice!
A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Karen Hutton for her collaboration as a guest judge. Karen can best be described as a ‘multi-medialogist’. As a professional photographer, she is followed by close to 2 million followers on social media, sells her popular fine art landscape photos and teaches her unique style of photography. She excels at blending multiple disciplines, which includes being a professional voice over artist, host, speaker, writer and educator.
“Not only is this a great moment, it’s amazing composition. This looks like a work of Asian art – and the depth of field is gorgeous. I love how we can see the eye and strong intent of this bird – and he’s placed in a picture perfect environment. Quality of light is sublime – and processing is lovely as well. A really complete photo in every way.” – Karen
“Fantastic photo! The mushrooms take this one over the top, for sure; they add such an usual pop of color and whimsy to the whole moment. Exposure is super, as is the DOF. Love how the bird looking up makes us wonder what’s up there. Would’ve loved to see more of his/her face… but good lord that’s getting picky. Still… it’s the ONLY thing that allowed the other 2 to edge it out. Really lovely indeed.” – Karen
“This is great for the pop of color these birds have against the monochrome background AND for the story of the conversation they’re obviously having. I like how the branch runs diagonally through the image – although it’s a little prominent on the left side. It’s overshadowed by the strength and usual moment between the birds, however… which is what makes this image work so well.” – Karen