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February Contest - Splash


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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Wed 05-Feb-14 11:51 AM

The February contest theme selected by December winner Geoff Bayliss is Splash.

The idea is to capture a splash or the results of a splash. It doesn't have to be a water splash - fine powders (such as flour) and paints are a good medium for splashes too - and it can be the actual moment of the splash, captured as it happens, or just the aftermath showing the evidence of a splash. Remember that you can add things to water to make it less 'lively', such as a touch of glycerine, and also food dyes to give a bit of colour. So sharpen up you reflexes and get your flashguns at the ready to capture the split-second intricate action that normally evades the eye. Do include any relevant technical information that will help others develop their own technique, such as special flash units, shutter triggering sensors, etc.

Be sure to enter your image title in the subject line - don't simply reply without changing the subject line.

Here are a couple of sample images from Geoff Bayliss.

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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.

The winning image will be added to the Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery for the Macro and Close-Up Forum.

We look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

-- 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.

Note: The number of finalists will be proportional to the number of entries. 50+ post will have 6 finalists, less than 50 will be 5 finalists, and 25 or less will have only 4 finalists.

Eric Bowles
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