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Nikonians Photo Contest Awards 2006

It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the achievements of the Nikonians who chose to participate in the 2006 Nikonians Photo contest.

Nikonians was founded to share, learn and inspire amongst Nikon users, in a friendly and creative environment. Over 2006, the Nikonians members Galleries grew to over 50,000 images we thoroughly enjoyed.

Hewlett-Packard, Phase One, Nik Software sponsored our contest. To them, our high appreciation.


Entries to the contest were not only numerous but of high quality. A wonderful collection of 18 images was the resulting 2006 Nikonians Photo Contest finalists gallery.


Nikonians Photographer of the Year 2005


Nikonians decided to grant 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for 2006.

The panel of judges from the Nikonians Masters Society, composed of outstanding professionals and highly advanced amateurs around the globe, casted their votes.

We are very happy to announce the winners of the Nikonians Photo Contest 2006 and to present you their outstanding images.

Our congratulations to all participants and to the winners.

Day Dreamer © Knut Askim (DrBjarnt)

1st Place - "Day Dreamer"
Portrait by Knut Bjarne Askim
Username "DrBjarnt"

Nikonian amateur from Norway
Image made with a Nikon F90x (N90s)
70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Nikkor

Hewlett-Packard B1980 Photosmart Pro printer

3-Years Nikonians Gold Membership
Nikonians Certificate of High Photographic Achievement

Some comments from the judges:

"This is a very special portrait from the facial expression to the wonderful lighting to the quirkiness of the lollipop."

"A beautiful capture of a moment in time. Black and white is perfect for this subject and the sharp
focus of the eyes draw the viewer into the photo. Very well done!"

"Gentle Gentoo" © Nico Housen (nhou)

2nd Place - "Gentle Gentoo"
Wildlife by Nico Housen
Username "nhou"
Nikonian amateur from Belgium
Image made with a Nikon D100
17-35mm f/2.8D ED IF AF-S Nikkor

Phase One Capture One Pro
2-Years Nikonians Gold membership
Certificate of High Photographic Achievement

" A unique image with a dynamic composition and a lot of humor. Penguins are famous for ignoring people, and these two are doing it extremely well, each in their own way.

"Black and white seems the perfect choice for this subject. The textures of the penguin, the sand, the clouds are all very detailed and in perfect focus. This is a wonderful composition that makes the viewer smile. This was very well seen and captured!"

"Jokulsarlon" © Russ Barker (LeCCY)

3rd Place - "Jokulsarlon"
Landscape by Russ Barker
Username "LeCCy"
Nikonian amateur from the UK
Image made with a Nikon D200
10-20mm f/4.0-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma

Nik Multimedia Nik Efex Pro 2.0
1-Year Nikonians Gold membership
Certificate of High Photographic Achievement

"A wonderful landscape where shape becomes the center of a very strong image emoting the frigid climate."

"This is a beautiful image, with wonderful colors. Even with the irregular ice shapes, there's a lot of symmetry in this image, including the bands of colr in the sky. The other thing that is interesting is the contrast of coolness and (almost) warmth - particularly the pinks and blue-grays."



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2005 Contest Winners
2005 Contest Finalists
2004 Contest Winners
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