March 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Flora and Fauna”

wendy reid

Photo by Wendy Reid

Nikon D90, F5, 1/250, ISO 500, 46mm (18-200mm lens)

Judge’s Feedback:

Lighting is everything in photography. The better your light is, the better the photo will be. In this photo Wendy has managed to capture some beautiful warm light for this scene. The light is predominantly reflected light from the surrounds. It’s quite yellow which could be because of the white balance setting it was shot in or perhaps it was natural, or both.

Wendy has blurred the subjects sitting on the outer edges of the frame. In doing so we get the feeling of peeking through to get a secret look at the plants. It’s almost as if the negative space around the plants indicate some kind of special qualities about them.

The old stool that the plants are placed on goes nicely with the concrete wall and stone pavement. It gives the feeling of a rustic, country life, leading us to imagining this photo was taken in Southern France or somewhere else like it.

A great shot indeed. Well done Wendy!

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 (April) Theme:

“All Things Pink”


The closing date for entries is the 25th of March 2014.

Competition drawn and open for viewing on 3rd April 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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