June 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Motion”

Bob Bird

Photo by Bob Bird

Canon 6D,  F6.3, 1/160, ISO 100,  300mm

Judge’s Feedback:

Bob Bird has done it again! He just keeps getting better and better. It gives me great pleasure to award him the winning place of this month’s competition for “motion”.

Bob has successfully captured this little Bee swimming to safety. The ripples caused by the Bee’s motion means we are not only completely engaged in the subject and his plight but also admire the patterns formed by his struggle.

The motion of the water is a strong point of this image for another reason. The fact that there are ripples to the edges of the frame indicate the intensity of his struggle. This gives rise to the plight and difficultly this creature is experiencing. we can get an insight into the experience of the Bee. This is the strength of this image.

The colour and composition work beautifully. Bob has captured the Bee in exactly the right spot and allowed the ripples to extend outwards and filling the frame.

Bob, you make us proud. Keep up these fabulous images! We love seeing your work.

P.S Lets hope the Bee made it to safety.


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 (July) Theme:

“All About Fruit”


The closing date for entries is the:

25th of June 2014

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd July 2014

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:

    Love your picture Bob

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