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January Contest - Small groups


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dm1dave

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006
Wed 01-Jan-14 01:26 AM

January Contest - Small groups

This month’s challenge from Scott Ashley is “Small groups”

This forum has seen many outstanding captures of individual animals, and also some great images of flocks and herds of many animals. This month's contest will be for the in-between—not individual portraits or large numbers, but SMALL GROUPS of three to 10 animals. Think of shots such as a family grouping, a small pride of lions, birds with nesting young, young animals interacting, meerkat groups, a mother with multiple offspring, predators feeding on a carcass, etc.

Obviously one of the challenges of small groups is getting all or as many animals as possible looking good at the same time. So show us what you've got! Captive animals okay so long as they're in a natural-looking environment and it's not immediately obvious that they're in captivity.

Enjoy the challenge, and share your shots!

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 Annual 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.

The winning image will be added to the Wildlife Contest Winners Gallery. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

RULES:
-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- This is a contest – Please present your best, portfolio quality, work
-- 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.

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Dave Summers
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