January 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Reflective”

Bob Bird 146-1

Emerald Lakes, The French Quarter, Carrara on the Gold Coast, Australia

Photo by Bob Bird

Canon EOS40D, F14, 1/125, ISO 400


Judge’s Feedback:

I have been privileged to watch Bob’s continued development towards beautiful photos. In this photo he has capture the beautiful reflection and stillness of the water with a sharp lens and beautiful composition. Not only do we enjoy the magnificent colours of the subject in question (which is enhanced by the overcast day) but we can enjoy how the leading lines help to create a sense of depth.

Bob has managed to shoot with precision. The reflections and colour of the subject have been captured in such a way that holds our interest and fascination in the story of the scene. This clarity and purpose comes across wonderfully.

A job well done. A fantastic photo.

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 some 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 (February) Theme:


The closing date is the 25th of January 2013

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. Louise says:

    I can certainly see your expertise in the photos you use as examples in your articles.

  2. Manni says:

    JUST AWESOME!!!!!!Gr888 Job

  3. Chris Kiely says:

    Absolutely wonderful Bob! A well deserved win. What beautiful colours and amazing reflections. Fantastic capture – congratulations Bob.

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