February 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : Water, In All It’s Forms

Zandra Kirk

Icy Grass


Photo by Zandra Kirk

Canon 30D, F11, 1/160, 100mm, 100-400mm zoom lens

Judge’s Feedback:

Zandra has used two different elements to capture this wonderful picture. The first is the chaotic direction of the plants. They go in all sorts of directions. The ice literally freezes the chaotic movement of the subject.

Not only does the ice provide a stillness to the chaos but it offers an incredibly fascinating view into the world of nature and the laws of physics. The frozen water around the plants offer contrast and help to frame the subject, giving it stability and improves the composition.

Well done Zandra!


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.)

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 (March) Theme:



The closing date for entries is the:

25th of February 2015

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd March 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.

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  1. Ann Sorensen says:

    Congratulations Zandra, great picture

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