April 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : Bees And Bugs In The Garden


Michel Poisson

Bees and bugs in the garden….

Photo by Michel Poisson

No details unfortunately.

Judge’s Feedback:

Wow….sharpness, ideal composition and placement, soft lighting, perfection in the depth of field…what more can I say?
Let’s start with placement and movement. The position of the subject and the grass create a wonderful composition. The eyes of the insect seem to be in line with the rule of thirds and the blade of grass accentuates the composition.
The depth of field offers us a gorgeous window seat into the macro world of nature. Michael has positioned himself in such a way that’s allowed us to enjoy the insect and blurred the background enough for us to enjoy the world the insect lives in. The background is just very slightly detailed to give us an understanding of the world, yet blurry enough to keep the insect and its temporary landing area as the main point of interest.
The sharpness of the insect is gorgeous. It supplies us with enough detail to see that this little being has an incredible weird and wonderful form, and how naturally at home it must be in its surroundings.

Michael, you’ve done a superb job. Well done


Amy & Paul

P.S If you didn’t win, it’s not because we didn’t like your photo. Every photo on this page is a beauty. We love all of them. We want to extend a big “thank you” to everyone whose work is contributed each month. We are very proud of you.


Special Mention Entries:

(Simply click on a photo to enlarge and see camera data.)

Wow some great entries this month, it was really hard to choose!!

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your photos. You have done a great job. We have a limitation of one Winner and 8 finalists photos. This is due to the wonderful success and popularity of Focus Ezine and that we are now getting a large number of entries each month. If you don’t see yours here it’s not because we didn’t like it, it’s simply because of space limitations.



Please add your comments about any of these great photo efforts at the bottom of the page.


Next Month’s (May) Theme:


Another one up to your imagination. Wavy, can be water waves, wave patterns and shapes, waving to someone, etc, etc…. Good luck.


The closing date for entries is the:

25th of April 2015

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd May 2015

About the Author

Amy is an multi-award winning photographer from Australia. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time.

Comments (3)

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  1. Ann Sorensen says:

    Michel, Congratulations on such a beautiful picture. It’s good enough to frame on the wall

  2. Ann Sorensen says:

    Julie I just wanted to say how incredibly detailed your Bug is. You certainly got up close & personal. It’s great

  3. Derek Stubbs says:

    G’day all.
    Well I didn’t stand a chance. What great photos.
    Certainly a lot of time and patients spent.
    Well done to Michel and to all the finalist.
    Bet Amy had trouble deciding on that lot.

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