Sat 02-Nov-13 11:54 PM | edited Mon 18-Nov-13 02:28 AM by dm1dave
This months challenge is Eye Contact
This months theme chosen by Slopoki1 is Eye Contact.
Lets see an image showing direct eye contact of your subject looking at you. Can be bird or mammal but must be focused directly on you and the eyes/eye should be the focal point of the picture.
Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.
These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Best of Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.
The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.
I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!
-- Domestic Animals and pets are not allowed -- Farm animals are not allowed -- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post -- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other -- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners. -- When posting please do so by hitting the reply link below this top post, not the reply link to another post. -- Include a title in the subject line -- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens -- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback -- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice.
Barry, That is a truly awesome shot. I'm impressed that you got it at that shutter speed. I don't have such luck with Hummers. And the water flowing is most effective in pointing to the colorful wader.
>Photographed on the Saltee Islands, just off the coast of >Wexford, Ireland. He was not very happy at the use of fill in >flash. > >D3x >Sigma 120-400mm @ 400mm >f16 >1/180 >ISO 100 >-0.3 EV >Fill Flash SB 900. > >
Not sure if fish count...but this is a shot I took in 2009 and reprocessed in 2012. Subject(s)is an African Cichlid Cyprichromis, a female mouth brooder holding fry. I do think the babe is staring at the lens.
I am in awe of all the amazing entries already. I would hang at least a dozen of them proudly in my place. Bravo to all who entered and thank you to whoever came up with the topic. Keep them coming. I gave up already trying to find something worthy to enter, lol. Good luck picking the best ones.
During a walking tour of the Boucherville Islands near Montreal, this red fox actually let me approach him close enough to obtain this great shot. The closest camera at hand was the D300 with the FX 28-300mm f3.5-5.6.Very handy rig able to provide a 35mm equivalent of 450mm at the long end. June 2011
This Gret Grey Owl is one of 4 or 5 that we were able to find last year. There were times we would just sit and watch. This fella had just finished a mouse meal, and seemed to be settling in for a long sit in the trees. D7000, F9.0, ISO 320, Shutter Speed 1/500 300mm 70-300 Nikkor VR 4.5-5.6 Auto Whitebalance
Singular eye contact-in this instance. This buck wandered into range of my photo blind adorned with burrs. One clump obscured his right eye which I found pretty interesting and a bit comical. It was obvious he had just returned from a battle with another buck.
I took this close up of the blood-red eye of a Common Loon using a Nikon D2x, 200-400 Nikkor, F10 at 1/125 ISO 200. Look closely and you can see a reflection of me in the loon's eye as I stood in waist deep water.
We missed most of the migration North this year. Hope we do not miss the return trips South. However, right now, we are loaded with Blue Jays and Woodpeckers. It could be much worse, but a little variety would sure help.
I have just tried my first ever attempts at posting in the contest. When I tried to upload my photos, they all appeared much less sharp, saturated and contrasty than the originals, and it took some adjustment (fooling around, cursing, etc.) to regain some of the originals'i.q.
At first, I tried to follow the recommendation of 800 somethings in the longest dimension, but the pixes were too small, compared to other entries, so I went larger, but I still have to click on the photo to get it to appear larger.??. I hope I'll probably get better, the more I post.
Found this cuddly little guy waddling across a stubble field a few years back. He tried to run as I approached, but porcupine don't move very fast, so even I was able to catch up to him/her. It just turned his back to me and waited for me to attack. After a few minutes of letting me take pictures of his backside, he finally turned and looked at me, and I could've sworn he was saying "Hey look pal, can we just get this over with? I'm freezing here!"