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Best of Nikonians - 2014 Images
Annual Photo Contest Awards

It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the achievements of the Nikonians members who chose to participate in the 2014 Nikonians Photo contest.

Nikonians was founded to share, learn and inspire amongst Nikon users, in a friendly and creative environment. We cordially invite you to join us in our next 15th Anniversary Photo Contest, and participate by posting images in our Monthly Assignments and Challenges Contests and by voting in each of the Monthly Contests to select finalists for 2015.

To our Annual Photo Contest sponsor for 2014,
thinkTANK photo, our highest appreciation.
  thinkTANK photo

Entries to the contest were numerous and of high quality. From those images, a wonderful collection of 118 photographs was the resulting Best of Nikonians 2014 Finalists gallery.

Best of Nikonians 2013 Photo Contest Winners


Nikonians decided to grant ten Grand Prizes to each of the Best of Nikonians 2014 Images Photo Contest Winners.

For the finals, the panel of judges from the Nikonians Masters Society, composed of outstanding professionals and highly advanced amateurs around the globe, casted their votes from the finalists who were selected by the vote of the nikonians members.

We are very happy to present you here the winners of the Best of Nikonians 2014 Images Annual Photo Contest Winners.

Our congratulations to all participants, the finalists, the winners and the panel of judges. We can all share, learn from each other and be inspired by fellow members.

2014 Winner   2014 Winner

Snowy the Magician
by Jim Martin (martinjp22)
Nikon D7100, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 DX Nikkor
@ 170mm, f/9, 1/800s, ISO 100


Masters of Flight
by Harry Swan (HSSwan)
Nikon D800E, 80-400mm VR Nikkor
@ 400mm, f/8, 1/1000s

2014 Winner   2014 Winner

Liquid Perch
by Barry Schirm (BSchirm)
Nikon D3s, 300mm f/4 AF-S + TC 14EII,
@ f/11, 1/100s, ISO 1200, on tripod


Fly in the Yard
by Arlon Motsch (arlon)
D800E, 200mm f/4 + Novoflex bellows
@ f/20, 1/250s, ISO 50, with ring flash

2014 Winner   2014 Winner

Morton IL Corn Crib
by Scott Sternberg (Bump57)
Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8G AF-S
@ 24mm, f/5, ISO 100, on tripod


Maroon Bells Reflection
by Scott Ashley (scottashley)
Nikon D7100, Tokina 12-24mm
@ 24mm, 1/30, ISO 100, on tripod

2014 Winner   2014 Winner

Venice Carnevale: Eye Contact
by David Soderlund (DaveSoderlund)
Nikon D90, 16-85mm VR Nikkor
@ f/10, 1/50s, ISO 1600


Some Quiet Time Away From The Brood
by Richard Dubiel (Dubes)
Nikon D7100 + Nikkor 600mm f/4 Nikkor
@ f/8, 1/500s, ISO 320, on tripod

2014 Winner   2014 Winner

White Morph Reddish Egrets
by Jeannean Ryman (jrtx)
Nikon D7000, 500mm f/4-P MF Nikkor
@ f/4, 1/3200, ISO 640


OMG... What Was I Thinking?
by Godofredo Baylon (GBaylon)
Nikon D4s, 300mm f/2.8 AF-S Nikkor
@ f/5.6, 1/6400s, ISO 2000

Each of the winners received a professional backpack from thinkTANK photo, plus their Nikonians Certificate of High Photographic Achievement. Congratulations to all.

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